Today, November 12, 2020, young people aged 7 to 19 from Blagoevgrad and Kriva Palanka were presented the tourist product demonstrating the potentials for health and sports tourism in the Northeast region of the Republic of Northern Macedonia and Blagoevgrad region in the Republic of Bulgaria.
The tourist product is the result of the initiative of young people from both sides of the border, who took part in five-day workshops on topics such as health tourism, spa and wellness, health prevention and others. These events were held within the project “Youth from Bulgaria and Macedonia together for tourism as health prevention”. This product is a complete offer for health and wellness tourism in both regions. Young people from Bulgaria and young people from Macedonia had the opportunity to take part in the presentation through a virtual conference call, in order to comply with the restrictions imposed by the competent health authorities on gatherings and bans on cross-border travel.
The project is implemented by the Health Prevention Foundation from Blagoevgrad, the Republic of Bulgaria and the Northeast Regional Development Center for Planning of the Republic of Macedonia, within the INTERREG – IPA CBC program of the European Union for cross-border cooperation between the two countries.
One of the goals of the project is to create conditions for health prevention and prophylaxis through the construction of tourist facilities in the town of Kriva Palanka and to promote the cooperation of young people and people with disabilities on both sides of the border.
As part of the project on the quay of Kriva Reka in Kriva Palanka, an outdoor fitness zone and a mini golf course have been built, and in Blagoevgrad a Center of the Health and Tourism Network has been established, which will provide free health services for young people and people with disabilities. both from the municipalities and from the region
The event was also covered in the media in the Republic of Northern Macedonia: