On Friday, May 20, 2022, at the premises of YMCA – Thessaloniki, the kick-off meeting of the project with the acronym «advenTOUR» of the Cross – Border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IPA CBC PROGRAMME «GREECEC-REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA 2014-2020» took place. Young Men‘s Cristian Association (YMCA) of Thessaloniki participates as a Lead beneficiary in the «advenTOUR» project while Greek National Tourism Organization (G.N.T.O.) is a very important partner from Greece and the National Park of Pelister (NP Pelister) is also a project beneficiary from the Republic of North Macedonia.
The meeting among project‘s beneficiaries took place in a very friendly environment, which essentially was the starting point of the project with a deadline in September 2023. This is a project with a total budget of 653,670.00 euros and main goal the promotion of the CB area as a tourism destination framing the existing natural and human resources with the sustainable touristic offer.
In the National Park of Pelister in the Republic of North Macedonia, activities will be developed for adrenaline lovers and in Nymfaio in the YMCA’s mountainous training centre, an area will be upgraded to provide activity-based accommodation in the area all year round with learning instructors, extending as such the touristic season and enabling local businesses to further develop. Greek National Tourism Organization (G.N.T.O.) will promote all the above actions and will eventually attract more tourists to the CB area.
The project is co-funded by the European Union and by National Funds of the participating countries