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Green Nature Based Solutions in Tourism to reduce negative impact on the environment (KA5041)
Funded by Karelia CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Enhancing environmental effectiveness of tourist enterprises in the cross-border region through ecological and economically sound solutions.

Main activities

• Analyzing current situation and systematizing existing problems and barriers in the tourism sector within the project area in the context of negative impact on the environment. • Developing ecologically and economically sound solutions for tourism sector aimed to reduce negative impact on the environment. • Implementing economical and ecological solutions at pilot tourist objects for continious demonstration and capacity building purposes and project results dissemination. • Enhancing awareness and build capacity of target groups on green solutions and environmental issues. - Educational seminars for target groups, cross border study tours at the enterprises of the tourism sector (in small groups) for the owners and staff of tourist camps / centers and guest houses from Finland in Russia, - Implementing of open cross-border events for relevant actors and interested specialist on the green solutions and environmental issues


Basic information




2018-10-01 - 2021-09-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

441 620 € / 396 620 €

Lead partner

Karelian Regional Institute of Continuing Professional Education of Petrozavodsk State University
Lead partner web-site


Autonomous non-profit organization Energy Efficiency Centre
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Karelia
Finnish Environment Institute
Tourists Information Center of the Republic of Karelia
Limited liability company “Velena”