The five-day workshop, organized by the Foundation “Health Prophylaxis”, Blagoevgrad and the Center for Development of the Third Northeast Planning Region in the Republic of North Macedonia, is expected to continue from November 3rd to 7th. The initiative is part of a project entitled “Young people from Bulgaria and Macedonia together for tourism as a health prevention” with reference number № CB006.2.23.116 under the Cross-border Cooperation Program Interreg-IPA Bulgaria-Northern Macedonia.
The workshop will be attended by children aged 7 to 19, who will learn about important details about tourism, health prevention and the opportunities provided by the rich and diverse resources that the cross-border region offers in the field of spa and wellness.
After getting acquainted with the objectives of the project, a quiz is planned, aimed at acquainting the attendees with the characteristics of the natural and geographical factors of the Northeast Planning Region (NEPR) and Blagoevgrad District.
At the end of the workshop there will be a practical part related to the development and preparation of tourist routes aimed at health prevention, development of health, spa and wellness and sports tourism for the target regions of the two countries.
The project aims to develop tourism capacities in the two regions for health prevention and cooperation of young people on both sides of the border. So far, project activities are building an outdoor fitness area and a mini golf course in the quay of Kriva Reka in Kriva Palanka, and in Blagoevgrad a Center of Health and Tourism Network has been established, which will provide free health services for young people and people who can visit the municipalities in the region.