Project "Promotion and Development of YMC (H) A-Youth Mobilization-Cultural Heritage and Athletic Valorization" with the acronym "PROMO YMC (H) A" is being implemented under the European Territorial Cooperation Program INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020
That Project supports the cooperation between partners from Greece and Bulgaria with the strong belief that the increase of tourist flows between the CB area can be achieved by the protection and promotion of cultural heritage and engaging directly with citizens of both countries. Sports activities and sports history are part of intangible heritage and a symbol of the cultural diversity of both societies and this element, can give a different dynamic in both countries, as well as an added value in the field of tourism. This will achieved via well-designed joint actions, providing partners and others engaged in policy making. The involvement of policymakers in the educational and promotional events aims to share good practices and existing experience among all partners, to the development of common methodological tools, that enhance cultural and athletics elements and suggested new approaches and reforms in the relevant fields.
The awareness activities will be implemented balanced in every partner's area. The outputs including the improvement of infrastructure of sports facilities, focus on how to sustainably promote sports, the organization of educational tours from schools of the region of Bulgaria offering a range of activities educational and informative, volunteering actions, educational material, and digitization of the history of basket. The project also encompasses the design of a platform which will integrate a summary of the sports history, contributing to the promotion of the sustainable cultural tourism approach in the area, increasing the expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural heritage and attractions. The beneficiaries from the Project will be local, regional and national authorities, Non‐governmental and Civil Society Organizations, citizens, professionals working in sports and education, business support organizations, universities, people with disabilities etc.
This Project is the continuation, the next step, of the award winning Project YMC(H)A (GREECE-BOULGARIA 2007-2013), and thus it satisfies the utmost criterion of maturity. The Project supports the cooperation between two countries with the strong belief that the increase of tourist flows between the CB area, can be achieved via joint actions engaging directly with citizens of both countries. That means that the common aid cannot be satisfactorily tracked within one member –state only and that cooperation improves the quality of results compared to the possible achievements of a beneficiary working alone.
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