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Project "HANSA" (Hanseatic Approach to New Sustainable Alliances)

Cross-border cooperation is the only way to give impact for small destinations on the international tourism market. In the HANSA project, the hanseatic heritage will be developed for its great cultural value from three perspectives: the local, the national and the international. On the local level the existing attractions are made known to a broader public. The national perspective aims at bringing cities and their attractions together to strengthen the national tourism product and offer interesting packages. Finally, the international perspective aims at development of cross-border tourism packages.

The project will do branding activities, create materials, and disseminate information online and via tourism organisations and info centres promoting the hanseatic history as well as the Baltic Sea region as an attractive place to see and learn more about it. The project will also strive for linking the local attractions to a wider Eur. opean context of hanseatic history.

The project outcomes will include more tourism packages based on cross-border cooperation, more visitors to the destinations, a prolonged tourism season as cultural tourism is all-year-round tourism and improved economy including more jobs.

Project partners: lead partner "Inspiration Gotland" and Gotlande region, Parnu, Viljandi, Cesis, Koknese, Kuldiga, Limbazi, Pargauja, Valmiera, Vidzeme planing region. The overall budget is estimated to 2 638 500€.