Отдых на селе

Projects

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 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

Veicināt vides aizsardzības apziņu izprotošas un dabas resursu saudzējošas sabiedrības veidošanos Latvijā, veicot Zaļā sertifikāta uzturēšanu un izplatīšanu lauku tūrismā.

Projekta mērķauditorija:

Lauku tūrisma uzņēmēji Latvijā – lauku tūrisma mītņu un lauku mazo ražojošo uzņēmumu saimnieki. Šobrīd Latvijā ir 77 saimniecības, kurām ir piešķirts Zaļais sertifikāts. Institūcijas, uzņēmumi, organizācijas, kas nodarbojas ar vides jautājumiem Latvijā. Tūristi, sabiedrība, kas vēlas atpūsties un izzināt videi draudzīgus lauku tūrisma objektus.

LVAF
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022 (EST-LAT156)

Latvian - Estonian Common Military Heritage Tourism Product

ERDF Interreg Estonia-Latvia project "Military Heritage" aims to attract attention of general interest tourists to military heritage tourism which is at present in the status of niche tourism in Latvia and Estonia. The cross-border scope of the project will improve the professional level of the whole network of tourism objects in Estonia and Latvia, creating a homogenous product with common identity serving to attract more domestic and incoming tourists.

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.
SWITCH-Asia
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.
Erasmus+

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

Veicināt vides aizsardzības apziņu izprotošas un dabas resursu saudzējošas sabiedrības veidošanos Latvijā, veicot Zaļā sertifikāta uzturēšanu un izplatīšanu lauku tūrismā, Zaļā sertifikāta kritēriju izstrādi mazajām ražojošām lauku saimniecībām un pretendentu inspekcijas braucienus.

Projekta mērķauditorija:

Lauku tūrisma uzņēmēji Latvijā – lauku tūrisma mītņu un lauku mazo ražojošo uzņēmumu saimnieki. Šobrīd Latvijā ir 72 saimniecības, kurām ir piešķirts Zaļais sertifikāts.
Institūcijas, uzņēmumi, organizācijas, kas nodarbojas ar vides jautājumiem Latvijā. Tūristi, sabiedrība, kas vēlas atpūsties un izzināt videi draudzīgus lauku tūrisma objektus.

LVAF

The specific aim of the project is to develop and disseminate On-line Training „Design of eco-friendly rural tourism services by SMEs” (on-line training tool with an on-line check-list and printable handbook version for reading and reference) which would strengthen the link between adult learning and working life in rural SME sector.

Aims on participant level:

  • access to quick learning and practical learning contents answering present work life needs,
  • opportunity to acquire field specific and practical knowledge in designing a competitive, eco-friendly service,
  • opportunity to improve competitiveness due to better performance in work life.

Aims on organization level:

  • improved capacities to provide adequate adult training to suite work-life needs and assist educators with work-life based training tool and contents.

Aims on sector level:

  • improved competitiveness of rural tourism SMEs sector as part of rural economy in project partner countries. 
Nordplus
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

The project “Livonian Culinary Route” strengthens the identity of our common culinary heritage, promotes the historical significance and impact of Livonia on today’s modern cuisine and tastes of Estonia and Latvia, and involves over 250 food providers and producers from both countries.

 

Interreg V-A — Estonia–Latvia

The project goal is to promote conservation and renovation of the old horticultural plant cultivars and their products through involvement of the horticultural heritage gardens in tourism. During the project, experts from research institutes and museums will provide consultations on advantages of historical cultivars and gardening to those garden owners interested to open their gardens for tourists. Latvian and Lithuanian countryside tourism organisations will help them to shape the garden tourism product, will create a heritage garden tour and take care for marketing to promote the heritage gardens and old cultivars.

Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania

Project goal is to build and promote a sustainable cross-border heritage based agritourism product covering all programme area in Latvia and Lithuania, in order to preserve cultural heritage, develop and promote cultural heritage based services and  products to increase the number of visitors in the programm area. 

The product will represent open farms where visitors can see and experience rural heritage in attractive way through farm visits, guided excursions and master classes to demonstrate heritage in todays life (bread baking, pottery etc.), tourism accommodation, interactive museum collections, product tasting, farm shops.

Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania

To create a tourism product involving 4 small ethnic culture regions based on the uniqueness of living heritage cultures recognized by UNESCO.

Interreg V-A — Estonia–Latvia

Project goal is to develop a hiking tourism route along the Baltic sea coastline in Estonia and Latvia. The route will stretch along the Southwest coastline in Latvia, starting from the border with Lithuania and through Latvia (~532km) to Laane county region in Estonia (382km) and further to the capital of Estonia – Tallinn in total ca 1100 km. The hiking route will be a sustainable tourism product that highlights cultural and natural heritage along the coastline, is friendly to nature, cultural environment and local economy. 

One of the highest added values of the project is a tourism product that is developed jointly and covers territories in two countries. 


About the Baltic Coastal Hiking route

  • 2 countries: Latvia & Estonia;
  • More than 1100 km;
  • Sandy & stody beaches, cliffs & outcrops;
  • Historical coastal towns, fisherman villages & 2 vibrant capitals: Riga & Tallinn;
  • Choose your strech: from complete tranquillity & remoteness to ares with cafes, pubs & souvenir shops!

 

Interreg V-A — Estonia–Latvia

The specific aim of the project is to produce and disseminate On-line Training „Service design know-how for rural SMEs” (on-line training tool with printable handbook version for reading and reference) which would strengthen the link between adult learning and working life in rural SME sector.

Aims on participant level:

  • access to quick learning and practical learning contents answering present work life needs,
  • opportunity to acquire field specific and practical knowledge in designing a competitive service, based on local food,
  • opportunity to improve competitiveness due to better performance in work life.

Aims on organization level:

  • improved capacities to assist organization members with adequate training,

Aims on sector level:

  • improved competitiveness of rural food SMEs sector as part of rural economy in project partner countries
Nordplus Adult

The aim of the project is to promote Latvia-Estonia-Finland as a single rural tourism destination in Japanese market targeting at tourism industry and individual travellers.

ERDF Interreg CB

Projekta mērķis ir nodrošināt Latvijas valsts simtgades svinību daudzveidīgu un kvalitatīvu norišu sagatavošanu un īstenošanu, kā arī izcelt Latvijas laukus kā nozīmīgu, pozitīvu, uz nākotni vērstu simtgades svinību vietu.

VKKF