Feasibility study: Nature tourism route around the North Sea Region, 2019
Description of the project
This procurement procedure comprises:
Interreg Vb, North Sea Region, project PROWAD LINK was approved end of June 2018. The 14 partners in the project from Norfolk (UK), Geiranger (Norway) and Wadden Sea (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands) are working on 6 work packages, where work package 6 (WP6) focus on development of sustainable tourism and experiences with nature as a driver for development. The project uses the NBBC-model (Nature Based Benefit Cycle), where sustainable development - economic, socio-cultural and nature-environmental viability – is a premise. Amongst the partners are national parks, world heritage nature sites and other special nature sites, so protection and prosper must go hand in hand.
There is a wish between the partners in the project to link our outstanding nature areas and sites around the North Sea Region with a route of highest international standards, which can provide modern, nature loving visitors with sustainable experiences. Local SME’s who fulfill partnership criteria should be linked to the route, e.g. accommodation, local food producers, nature guides, nature centres, farm shops, events, tour boats. The inten-tion is that the route in itself will become a brand – a must visit for those who seek heritage thematic routes, be it nature, landscape, cultural history or else. The route is to be developed with inspiration from e.g. UNESCO’s classification of routes or another internationally recognized standard, where protection and prosper goes hand in hand.
Before the partners start working on the route they have decided to prepare a feasibility study to reveal whether it is realistic to establish such a route.
The actual description and the requirements of the tendered project appear from the enclosed specification of requirements.