Local group meeting within the project EPICAH – Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for Cross – Border Advancement in Heritage
Monday, September 29, 2018, took place the forth meeting of the local group established within the project EPICAH – Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for Cross – Border Advancement in Heritage. The project EPICAH aims to promote the improvement of the policy instruments for crossborder natural and cultural heritage protection and development, through the exchange of experiences and good practices between partners with large experience in developing strategies, projects and actions in this field based on crossborder cooperation processes.
The agenda of the meeting included the following points:
- Presentation of the agreed structure for action plans in EPICAH projects Steering Committee;
- Discuss suggestions on proposed actions to be included in the Regional Action Plan;
- Presentation and discussion of structure for suggested document at European Commission about the need of a Common Tourism Policy for European Union;
- Presentation of Romanian-Hungarian cross-border good practices in cultural, natural heritage and tourism approved by EPICAH project Steering Committee for upload on Interreg Europe program’s learning platform;
- Proposals of multimedia materials ( video and pictures) about cross-border cultural, natural heritage and tourism good practices in the eligible area Romania-Hungary to be included in the joint promotion video of EPICAH project project;
- Presentation of the results of the third and fourth study visit and report submitted to the host partner;
Within this project, the policy makers and technicians responsible for protection and promotion of natural and cultural heritage in the Satu Mare County shall have the possibility to participate in exchanges of experience in the field of preservation, protection, promotion and development of natural and cultural heritage and to learn new methods to approach for a more efficient management process of crossborder natural and cultural heritage. The project is financed through the Interreg Europe Programme with a total budget of 1.707.360 EUR of which benefits a grant in value of 1.451.256 EUR from the European Regional Development Fund and has a implementation period of 5 years.