Project Miller path
Ecological organization Lipa (EOL) has started the implementation of a new project of crossborder cooperation INTERREG IIIa Slovenia-Hungary-Croatia “Miller path” financed by the European Union fund and Ministry of Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development and project partners, that will be completed by the end of August 2008.


General objectives

- Establishment of Miller path – crossborder tourist zone

- Improvement of economic and social structure of rural region


Specific objectives

- Improvement of tourist infrastructure of the crossborder region

- Increase of tourist flow between Slovenia and Croatia and establishment of joint tourist trademark of the region

- Reviving of old traditional crafts for needs of tourist offer

- Reviving of cultural, technological and natural heritage and folklore


Activities

- Design of internet pages on which the project course will be presented

- Presentation of the project to the public through media, exhibitions on fairs

- Organization of two-day event Miller days that will be held in June 2008 in Žabnik near the mill

- Arrangement and establishment of Tourist information centre in Sveti Martin na Muri

- Electrification of the floating mill on Mura in Žabnik

- Setting information boards, benches and tables beside the mill in Žabnik

- Arrangement of the Mura river bank and setting of benches and tables in Čestijanec – entrance point of the river Mura in Croatia.

- Acquiring wooden boats and rubber boat with necessary equipment for needs of tourist offer

- Organization of workshops of old crafts (miller, potter, brickmaker, weaver, boatmaker, and ferryman)

- Ethnographic research about traditional crafts


Expected results


- Established Miller path in Croatia

- Established and equipped Tourist information centre

- Ste ethnographic collection

- Assured sustainability of the “Miller path” (crossborder tourist zone)

- Designed and set internet pages about the project

- Educated craftsmen for presentation of old crafts for the needs of tourist offer


Project partners

Slovenia:

- Municipality Beltinci, Institute for tourism and culture of Municipality Beltinci, Municipality Veržej, Municipality Razkrižje, Prlekija development agency

Croatia:

- Municipality Sveti Martin na Muri, Tourist board of Municipality Sveti Martin na Muri, Tourist board of Municipality Štrigova, Ecological organization Lipa (EOL)

Total value of the Project: 450.000,00 EUR, of which 115.000,00 EUR relates to Croatian partners.
 
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