On Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th, 2019, Virovitica-Podravina County, in cooperation with Public institution for management of protected parts of nature and ecological network of the Virovitica-Podravina County and SEFAG Forest Management and Wood Industry Share Co., organized a two-day Festival in Suhopolje in revitalized park of the ‘Visitor Center – Janković Castle’ as part of the project Common tourism development of natural and cultural assets of Suhopolje-Noskovačka Dubrava-Zselic Starry Park, acronym Tourism 4 All, funded by the Interreg V-A Hungary-Croatia Cross-border Co-operation Programme 2014-2020.
In two days, the youngest visitors had the opportunity to participate in creative workshops “Counts-Autumn Creativity” for children of age from 4 to 15 and “Fairy-tale picture book picnic” for children of age from 1 to 7. With expert guidance, tours of the protected park within the ‘Visitor center – Janković Castle’ were organized together with exhibitions of products by local producers and tasting of gastronomic offerings. The program was complemented by the musical performance of the vocal ensemble Contesse and the play “The Count is getting married” performed by the youngest members of the Cultural association KReativa, EDukativa, Aktiva – KREDA, while the greatest thrill was the hot air balloon flight.
Virovitica-Podravina County in cooperation with the project partners began the implementation of the project of acronym ‘Tourism 4 All’ in September 2017, and within this month implementation is coming to an end.The total value of the project is 1.499.714,26 EUR of which EU contribution is 1.274.757,11 EUR and project beneficiaries are fundung the project implementation with their own funds (and national contribution for Hungarian partners) in the amount of 224.957,15 EUR. The Hungary-Croatia Cross-Border Co-operation Programme is a follow-up to the program from the previous Financial Perspective (2007-2013), just like its predecessor during the year of Croatia’s accession to the European Union, and in the case of both countries is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).