Urlaub auf dem Land


The association is currently involved in several national and EU projects that complement each other and together serve the described goals. All the completed projects have been partly (25-50%) financed by the association itself. The association is willing and ready to contribute in further projects either financially or in kind (expertise, office rooms and equipment, etc.)

The association is open not only to its members. Independent product providers are also welcome to cooperate, receive assistance and information. The association regards co-operation with local and regional tourist information centers, tourism associations, self-governments and other players in rural tourism development as vitally important.

The specific aim of the project is to facilitate adult learning in SME sector. The On-line Training „Greener future practices for local food & drink producers and providers" (on Moodle platform with printable handbook, videos and green check-list for caterers) will be a blended learning tool to educate SMEs in food & beverage sector for making their business practices greener and more competitive.


Projektā ar praktiskām rīcībām paaugstināsies sabiedrības vides apziņas līmenis. Izpildot zaļā sertifikāta kritērijus, saimnieki apgūs jaunas zināšanas un izpratni par vides ilgtspēju un sava uzņēmuma atbildību vides saudzēšanā:

  •  izstrādāt jaunu kritēriju grupu ēdinātājiem (restorāni, kafejnīcas, bāri) lauku apvidos, ko ievietot tiešsaistes instrumentā, t.sk. skaidrojumu un risinājumu daļu, ēdinātāju novērtējumam un uzlabojumu veikšanai Vides kvalitātes sertifikācijai. 
  • papildināt ar jauniem un izdrukāt atkārtoti „Zaļā sertifikāta” uzskates līdzekļus, izvietošanai sertificētajos lauku tūrisma uzņēmumos. 
  • sagatavot arī digitālu marketinga paketi Zaļajām saimniecībām Vides sertifikāta labākai komunicēšanai savos kanālos. 
  • Sagatavot un noturēt 4 tiešsaistes apmācību lekcijas par ZS jomām (piem., jaunumiem un risinājumiem atkritumu šķirošanā un nodošana; telpu vēdināšanu, siltumapkure, elektroauto uzlādes risinājumiem), ko pēc tiešsaistes lekcijas vienmēr varēs atrast LC Youtube kanālā.
01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022 (2020-1-TR01-KA202-092185l)

The Rural Tour: A Training Programme For Sustainable Rural Tourism

The main objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable rural tourism targets at the European level by developing the skills of business owners, managers, employees, VET students and potential entrepreneurs in the rural tourism sector by an innovative and easily accessible training method. Within the scope of the project, activities will be carried out to develop the capacities of the people who are active or will be active in the rural tourism sector through created e-learning environment.


The project overall objective is to increase number of visitors to the Program area through developing and promoting two joint cross-border nature long distance hiking trails crossing Latvia and Lithuania. Project partners expect at least 5% increase in overnight stays in rural areas within a year after the hiking trails are developed and launched through marketing and promotion activities.

Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania
01.06.2020 - 31.12.2022 (CB906)

Creating attractive rural lifestyle destinations

There is a clear market demand for attractive tourism destinations that can respond to the latest travel trends: authentic lifestyle and sustainability. This demand has also grown significantly due to the recent drastic changes in the tourism trade due to COVID-19 outbreak. This is potentially a particular opportunity for rural tourism in the CB-region. The region has several specialties relating to the authentic rural lifestyle that could be further utilized in tourism, like involving visitors in everyday life and activities: voluntary work camps, hands-on handicraft and cooking workshops, farming, berry and mushroom picking, fishing, home visits, pop-up cafes and other cultural events.
To utilize these opportunities a cluster of Rural Lifestyle (RL) destinations (Söderhamn, Sweden; Aland & Lohja, Finland; Estonia; Latvia) will be created offering sufficient product provision to attract overseas tourists, travel agencies and enable local tour operators to approach their overseas counterparts. 
With support of Asian market experts, the project aims to create direct market links with travel agencies and tour operators in the target markets to increase tourist visits from Asia to the CB-region. The project also aims to create new opportunities for Rural Lifestyle (RL) destinations in European markets. 

ERDF Interreg CB

Das allgemeine Ziel des Projektes ist die Aufmerksamkeit der Reisenden auf das Militärerbe zu lenken, das zur Zeit ein Nischentourismus in Lettland und Estland ist. Die überregionale Zusammenarbeit wird zu dem professionellen Niveau der Militärerbe-Objekte der beiden Länder beitragen. Es wird ein gemeinsames Tourismus-Produkt – die Militärerbe-Route wird mit einer gemeinsamen Identität erstellt, um mehr lokale und auch ausländische Touristen zu gewinnen.

Interreg V-A — Estonia–Latvia

The project aims:

  • to promote a new and well-structured model for sustainable tourism in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan that can contribute to preserving and strengthening local culture, heritage and traditions, while also protecting the natural environment;
  • to support tourism companies mainly in Uzbekistan, but also in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan to adopt (SCP) practices by providing appropriate knowledge and ICT tools;
  • to support regional and local authorities to plan and implement policies that assist the development of sustainable tourism;
  • to raise awareness regarding sustainable tourism and consumer awareness about sustainable consumption;
  • to strengthen the dialogue between authorities, SMEs and end users as concerns SCP.
02.09.2019 - 02.09.2021 (19-00-A01630-000001)

Tūrisma produkta "Sidra ceļš" izveide un mārketings

Projekta mērķis ir izveidot un popularizēt jaunu nacionālās identitātes tūrisma produktu "Sidra ceļš". Šis tūrisma produkts atklās tapšanas ceļu no augļu dārza līdz dzērieniem, iesaistot gan augļkopjus, gan sidra darītājus. Dabīgajam sidram ir labs potenciāls kļūt par vienu no Latvijas identitātes veidojošiem produktiem, jo Latvijas platuma grādos augošie āboli, no kā gatavo sidru, piešķir tam unikālu garšu. Projekta aktivitātes ietver produkta izveidošanu un mārketingu.

02.09.2019 - 02.09.2021 (19-00-A01630-000002)

Kulinārā tūrisma produkts "Rudzu ceļš"

Projekta mērķis ir izveidot sadarbību starp lauku tūrisma uzņēmējiem, kuras rezultātā tiks radīts un popularizēts nacionāla mēroga kulinārā tūrisma produkts "Rudzu ceļš", kas tematiski balstīts rudzu maizes un rudzu produktu tradīciju saglabāšanā Latvijā. Projekta aktivitātēm ir trīs apakšmērķi - "Rudzu ceļa" kulinārā tūrisma produkta izveidošana, mārketinga materiālu sagatavošana un popularizēšanas pasākumi.

Projekta ​​kopējās izmaksas ir 150 000.00 EUR

The project aims:

  • through the development of mobile learning and professionals' key skills learning material relevant to the labour market and considering the usage of European Instruments (ECVET/ECTS) to close an existing gap in the provision of modern technology learning in the rural tourism sector facing new market challenges;
  • to provide access to formal contents that can be used as mobile learning - project will provide formal and sequenced learning objects using prompts in different formats, namely audio, text, videos e.g.

Project goal is to develop a long distance cross border hiking tourism route along the forest from Riga till Tallinn. The Forest trail will begin in Riga, then cross Gauja national park, Ziemaļgauja and Veclaicene. In Estonia will continue through the Setomaa, along lake Peipsi and further along the coast of Northern Estonia to Tallinn. The Forest Trail will guide hikers through ca 1050km of most beautiful nature territories as they would fallow the map the marked route, with a map or a mobile device in hand. Walking distances will cover of average 20km per day. The Forest trail will include all forest types and wildlife features typical of the Baltic States.

ERDF Interreg CB
01.10.2017 - 30.09.2020 (Interreg Baltic Sea Region No.#R047 Baltic Sea Foo)

B2B distribution model supporting local food sector in Baltic Sea region rural areas

Local food producers and farmers in Baltic Sea region (BSR) rural areas are mainly small family businesses, who prefer to organize the sales through face-to-face contact and by phone. The market area of local food producers is usually their own home region. In many regions they have established local food networks to cooperate for marketing and information exchange. 
Local food nets in BSR region have highlighted the need for cost-efficient distribution solutions for delivering food products from farms to local restaurants/tourism farms/shops/industries.

Interreg BSR BSF