The importance of Green Pilgrimage project, financed by Interregional Cooperation Program Interreg Europe was international recognized with the help of one important stakeholders of National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism – Vânători Neamț Natural Park Administration, in the IUCN Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature guide, published this year 2021.
"Promote citizen participation and volunteering in the protection, conservation and safeguarding of
cultural and spiritual values of nature as an integral part of management implementation.
Example: The Green Growth and Pilgrimage Project, which began in 2017, aims to bring together partners from five countries (United Kingdom, Italy, Romania, Sweden and Norway).
Partners exchange best practice on how pilgrimage can help conserve and enhance natural and
cultural heritage across protected areas, whilst developing jobs and growth along pilgrimage routes. Most pilgrimage routes in Europe connect protected areas and conserved areas (Interreg Europe, 2019).
A study case regarding the Cultural monastic landscape of Vânători Neamț Nature Park, Romania was summery described in the same international guide. Their story is a good practice of a cultural landscape developed and modeled by the continuous presence of religious communities.