Start: October 1, 2018
End: January 1, 2019,
In January 2019 the final step of the research were designed on the activities of the project territory (Municipalities of Mat, Diber, Bulqize, Klos, in Albania), which can strengthen tourism sector capacities and skills, considering that the cross border Region, beyond administrative borders. Activities enable networking among tourism key stakeholders, and enhance the position of tourism industry as borderless driver of economic development for cross-border communities. Activities will strengthen the cross border cooperation among local stakeholders including communities on business, social and personal level by creating joint tourism niches between the municipalities in the cross-border region of Mat, Diber, Bulqize, Klos (Alb), and Debar (FYRoM).
Outputs of this stage are 3 studies:
Study on Stakeholder Collaboration and Benchmarking Analysis Within the Framework of the CBC Region NMK-AL. Several aspects are analysed: type of stakeholders, their role in tourism sector and existing collaboration through a desk research, using secondary data (national and regional strategies, reports, development plans, action plans for tourism and/or economic development etc).
SWOT Analysis and Review of the National Level Documents and Reports Relevant to the Tourism Plans within CBC Development Strategy looking at the social environmental and economical impacts of the national policies and legislations in place in favour of the tourism development of the cross-border region.
Study on Benchmarking European Tourism: Tourism Trends and Prospects. The study is looking at the trends of tourism policy in EU becoming an important vehicle of sustainable economic policy in both the developed and the developing world. This trend is part of a broader development relevant also for the Albania and North Macedonia, from a manufacturing-oriented to an advanced service-led society, in which also information and communication technology plays a key role.
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