Matka.ru (KA 342)
Funded by Karelia ENPI 2007-2013
Objective of the project
The goal of the project was to promote youth educational tourism as a factor for sustainable socio-economic development of the region.
• To create a network for youth educational tourism development with participation of at least 40 regional institutions, such as youth NGOs, schools, colleges, centers for supplementary education etc. • To create an international youth center Matkachi.
The main outputs produced by the project are the cross-border Network for youth educational tourism - it united 29 Russian and 12 Finnish organizations - and youth international center Matkachi in the Republic of Karelia. The central idea of the project - to transfer the new model of youth educational tourism development in Republic of Karelia - got support and recognition. It's also of great importance that the project initiated changes in the Regional Ecology and Biology center which is a project partner responsible for the Matkachi center management. The center approved the new Concept of development with a strict role for the Matkachi center. Now the Regional Ecology and Biology center is playing a significant role in the Regional educational policy and it creates good ground for cross-border cooperation in such spheres as sustainable development, informal education, youth work, social issues and tourism.
Duration2012-09-01 - 2014-11-30
Total Budget / Programme funding800 000 € / 640 000 €
Lead partnerKarelian Educational Development Fund (Audit-center)
Lead partner web-site
PartnersHyvärilä Youth Center
Ministry of Education of Republic of Karelia
Republican children ecology and biology center