Representatives of all partners participating in the EPICAH project "Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for Cross-Border Advancement in Heritage" coming from 8 different countries, representatives of the Stakeholders Network and a large number of representatives of local organizations of the Region of Western Macedonia are going to join a series very important events and actions dedicated to tourism, which are to take place in Kastoria and Prespa Lakes on June 04thand 05th 2018.
The two-day events of the Epicah Interregional Cooperation Project, which is funded by the INTERREG EUROPE Programme, are expected to bring together local stakeholders, organizations and professionals involved in tourism and the protection and management of the natural and cultural heritage at regional level.
-on June 5th a series of meetings of the Expert Group and the Project Steering Committee will be held in Kastoria, as well as a press conference to the media and a Thematic Seminar entitled "New Approaches to Tourism in Local, Regional, Cross-Border and European Cooperation ". The first day's works will be completed with a Study Visit to the city of Kastoria and an interesting Hiking activity in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Kastoria.
- on June 6th a study visit to Prespa Lake will be held, while a joint meeting of the Expert Group and the Project Steering Committee will be carried out so as to conduct a short assessment of the study visits results.
These two-day EPICAH events aimed at promoting and disseminating good practices, which have originally been developed within the framework of regional and/or cross-border co-funded projects, but they still remain 100% viable and effective well after the completion of these projects. These practices have already fostered a new perception of tourism at regional level, improving the attractiveness and enhancing the visibility of the Region of Western Macedonia.
A few words about Epicah
EPICAH aims to promote the improvement of the policy instruments for cross-border cooperation processes in the natural and cultural heritage protection through the exchange of experiences and good practices among partners with significant experience in developing strategies, projects and actions in the field of cross-border cooperation.
Partners and stakeholders will learn from each other and cooperate to address this challenge, formulating proposals for new type of actions in current cross-border programs or even with proposals for a new framework of Interreg programs for the next programming period. In this way, the regions will improve the management of their natural and cultural heritage and will adopt a common approach to the development of tourism activity.