24 & 25 /10/14 2nd Workshop of the cross-border Network on Alternative Tourism

The second workshop of the cross-border network on alternative tourism took place in Nestorio, on 24 and 25 October 2014, in the conference hall of Afkos Grammos Hotel. After the welcome speech a representative of Nestorio Municipality presented the tourism resources of the Municipality, followed by the presentation of the eco-tourism packages. Then, the network action plan and its operation mode were presented. A representative of the Municipality of Korce launched the cooperation by providing a data base of network members, local festivals and feasts, along with the network agreement protocol. The fist day ended with a discussion of all these subjects. The second day of the workshop the participants took a guided tour at Nestorio area.

17 & 18 /10/14 1st Workshop of the cross-border Network on Alternative Tourism

The first workshop of the cross-border network on alternative tourism took place in Korce, on 17 and 18 October 2014. After the welcome speech and the getting known to each other session, the aim and objectives of the network were presented.  The subjects that were discussed were about how to provide information and raise awareness on the ECO TOURISM TRAILS project and its achievements, on the trails, on the tourism packages and on the tools that are produced by the project. Also, the participants discussed the operation mode of the network and a plan on organizing and implementing future activities.
The second day of the workshop the participants took a guided tour to the trails of the Korce region.

3/10/14 Initial Meeting of the cross-border Network on Alternative Tourism

The initial meeting of the cross-border network on alternative tourism took place in Nestorio, in the afternoon of 3rd October 2014, from 15.00 p.m until 17.15 p.m., at the Conference Hall of the Municipality of Nestorio. This network is aiming to the promotion of the business cooperation between the regions of Nestorio and Korce, in order to use and grow the common eco-tourist product. The partners discussed the necessity of a cross-border network of local actors for alternative tourism and ecotourism, its potentials members in the Municipalities of Nestorio and Korce and planned the organisation of two workshops in order to raise awareness of local actors.

26/9/14 Meeting in Nestorio – Greece

A transnational meeting of the project ECO TOURISM TRAILS took place in Nestorio, on Friday 26 September 2014, from 10.00 a.m until 15.00 p.m., at the Conference Hall of the Municipality of Nestorio with the participation of all partners. The partners presented their activities so far: 
Callisto presented the Opening, Mapping, Creation and Signaling of the thematic bear eco-trail in Nestorio, which was completed in October 2013. For this work, scientists (4 experts) and volunteers (19 persons) participated. Callisto also mentioned the study made on the conservation status and needs of the trail, on the signs for the visitors (tourists, students), on the habitat.
The representatives of the Municipality of Korce presented their work: The project logo was designed, the information leaflets were prepared and published, a database on touristic information (hotels, museums, monuments, events, tour operators etc.) was created, two (2) eco trails were designed and are going to be marked: 1. Dardha scenic trail, 2.“Rinia”Park Scenic trail. Then, they presented the 2 tourism packages 1. Korce – Voskopoje – Dardhe, is offered for 2 nights/3 days, and 2. Pogradec – Voskopoja - Prespa is offered for 6 nights/7days.
The representatives of the Municipality of Nestorio presented the web site of the project and the e-learning platform, along with the two educational packages that will be uploaded on “Ecotourism” and “Ecotourism Marketing”. They also briefly presented their study for the 2 eco-tourism trails they are going to develop 1. River Party – Kondari and 2. Nestorio-Tsouka.

5/3/14 Meeting in Korce – Albania

A meeting with the participation of all project partners took place in Korce on Wednesday 5 March 2014. It was held by the Municipality of Korce and its purpose was to track down the progress of the project and plan the future actions. The logo of the project was presented, discussed and approved. Also, the partners discussed the trails that will be developed in both regions and the signs they will use.  Finally the partners decided to ask for a short prolongation of the project.

6/2/13 Kick off meeting in Nestorio – Greece

The kick-off meeting for “Eco-Tourism Trails” project took place in Nestorio on Wednesday 6 February 2013 with the participation of all project partners.  It was held by the Municipality of Nestorio and its purpose was to discuss the action plan for the future actions of the project.

Municipality of Nestorio
Address: Nestorio, 52051, Greece
Tel : +30 2467 352300
Fax: +30 2467 031242
Email: Dimos_nestoriou@0807.syzefxis.gov.gr
Web site: www.nestorio.gr

Municipality of Korce
Address: 28 Nentori, L7, Korce, Albania
Tel : + 355 8224 3353
Fax: + 355 8224 2004
Email: info@bashkiakorce.gov.al
Web site: www.bashkiakorce.gov.al

CALLISTO Wildlife and Nature Conservation Society
Address: Kipourio, 51031, Greece
Tel : +30 24620 75392
Fax: +302310 272190
Email: Spyros@callisto.gr
Web site: www.callisto.gr

Through this project, the three partners from Greece and Albania are cooperating in order to create a single tourist project which will stimulate the touristic development of the area