The Project Methodology structured in 3 Components:
Component 1 "Management and Coordination" - Interregional Management and Coordination and deals with all the activities related to administrative, legal and financial issues which are necessary to run the project.
- The Interregional Meetings of the Steering Committee
- the day-to-day communication with the project partners
- technical coordination and assistance to the project partners
- quality control of the deliverables
- financial Management
- external relations with EU Institutions
- other relevant projects and initiatives etc.
Outputs and results:
- Meetings Minutes
- Progress Reports
- Project Documentation
- Project Accounts
- Cost Claims
- Certifications of Expenditures etc.
Component 2 "Communication and Dissemination" - activities for disseminating the Project's achievements and results to the relevant stakeholders; the target groups being policy makers at local, regional, national and EU Level, destination management authorities, promotion agencies, tourism boards, associations, networks, EU institutions and international bodies.
The Communication Strategy is based on on several channels by targeting local & regional authorities, destination agencies and relevant stakeholders:
- social media
- promotion materials (leaflets, brochures, newsletters, DVD documentary on the overall project results)
- press and media events
- DVD documentary on the overall project results
Component 3 "Exchange of Experience" - exchange of Good Practices through:
- 12 thematic Workshops
- 1 Joint Training Course
- 1 Study Tour
- 6 Staff exchanges
Each Partner regions transfer a Good Practice to other partners. Partners with expertise (Donor) mentor those undertaking the transfer (Recipient), while another partner acting as Observer.
- Joint Training Course - to benefit the staff of the partner regions in culture and heritage inputs to tourism sustainability regional policies and related innovations
- Staff Exchange Programme - to provide hands-on experience and thus strengthen the lessons learned during the course
- Study Tour - demonstrate key issues and good practices on the ground
- 12 Workshops (one per Good Practice)
Outputs and results:
- 8 web-based toolkits: video clip, Good Practice Guide, Leaflet, presentation