On Friday, November 16th, 2018, in Virovitica at the VŠMTI – Visoka škola za menadžment u turizmu i informatici u Virovitici, one of the 4 planned workshops on the topic of Creation of joint touristic product was held. The workshop is part of the project activities of the Public institution for management of protected parts of nature and ecological network of Virovitica-Podravina County as part of the implementation of the Common tourism development of natural and cultural assets of Suhopolje-Noskovačka Dubrava-Zselic Starry Park project, approved through the 1st Call for Proposals of the Interreg V-A Co-operation Programme Hungary-Croatia 2014-2020, HUHR/1601/2.1.2/0014. The Lead Beneficiary is Virovitica-Podravina County and Beneficiaries are SEFAG Forest Management and Wood Industry Share Co. and the Public institution for management of protected parts of nature and ecological network of Virovitica-Podravina County. Supporting stakeholders are the Tourist Board of the Virovitica-Podravina County Kaposvar es Zselic Videke Turisztikai Desztinacio Menedzsment Egyesulet.
On behalf of the host, the VŠMTI – Visoka škola za menadžment u turizmu i informatici u Virovitici, participants were welcomed by Dr.sc. Dejan Tubić and Juraj Randelj. The project was presented by Miroslava Bato from the VIDRA – Virovitica-Podravina County’s Regional Development Agency, which prepared the project proposal and is providing technical assistance to project partners during the project implementation.
Project Beneficiaries and supporting stakeholders, Zita Kiss, SEFAG Forest Management and Wood Industry Share Co., Josip Mikolčić, Tourist Board of Virovitica-Podravina County and Tatjana Arnold Sabo, Public institution for management of protected parts of nature and ecological network of Virovitica-Podravina County, presented the existing economic, cultural, traditional and natural grounds for the development of new touristic product.
Various tourist and promotional brochures from the Tourist Board and the Public Institution were also presented to the students and professors of the VŠMTI and the University of Kaposvár.
Following are two workshops in Hungary and one in the Educational Center Dravska Priča in Noskovci. The result of workshops and cooperation with students will be a map of the tourist attractions that will present the natural and cultural assets all the way from Noskovačka Dubrava through Suhopolje and Zselica to Kaposvár.