Overview

Overview

Project Summary

The QNeST PLUS project intends to further disseminate the results achieved by the QNeST project, financed as part of the ADRION 1st call for proposals. By creating a common brand, it has supported strong cooperation among policy makers and tourism operators in the Adriatic-Ionian (AI) region with the aim of identifying and launching common cultural routes deemed important to the area. The main objectives of QNeST Plus are the promotion of highly experiential tourism, able to properly fulfil the potential of Adriatic – Ionian cultural heritage via the creation of sustainable quality products. To achieve this aim, the project will reinforce the promotion of the following four routes: Wine and Olive Oil Routes, based on agricultural traditions; Routes of Merchants, Pilgrims and Travellers, with a historic character; Stone Routes, connected to landscape features and cultural and artistic heritage; and Water Routes, based on natural assets. The focus will be on specific topics considered valuable for effectively supporting quality sustainable tourism:
-the ability to preserve and properly exploit intangible cultural heritage, with particular reference to traditional crafts;
-the capacity to protect environmental assets and adapt them sustainably for economic purposes;
-promotional activities linked to the Mediterranean Diet (in particular the production processes associated with olive oil and wine);
-the provision of local and transnational services in the context of seasonally adjusted tourism in coastal and inland areas;
-networking and the uptake of innovation.
In addition, the QNeST Plus project will also encourage partnership and cooperation among contiguous EUSAIR regions in order to create an integrated regional tourism system. In order to reinforce the QNeST network and routes and to improve the “edutainment” experience for tourists, the QNeST platform, a strategic IT tool with which to reach the widest possible audience for the created brand, will be upgraded and updated.
Meetings, international events, videos and training material are also planned. As part of these events, special attention will be paid to raising awareness among regional stakeholders regarding sustainable tourism issues and the role played by European regional cooperation in launching natural and cultural heritage routes in the AI region as an engine for post Covid-19 sustainable tourism regeneration.

INFORMATION

Call

Restricted fourth call for proposals – Priority Axes 1, 2 and 3

Project Acronym

QNeST PLUS

Project Number

1277

Programme Priority

2) Sustainable Region

Specific objective

Promote the sustainable valorisation and preservation of natural and cultural heritage as growth assets in the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2022-01-01 – 2022-06-30

Total budget

EUR 148,200.00

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 13,515.00

IPAII budget

EUR

Project Social media

The Project QNeST PLUS is a follow-up of the previous funded project QNeST, if you want to learn more about its genesis, original proposal and partnership, you can click on the button below.

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Project partnership

Lead partner Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

University of Salento
Department of Cultural Heritage

Address
Via Dalmazio Birago , 64 | 73100 – Lecce
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. Anna Trono, anna.trono@unisalento.it

PROJECT PARTNERS

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INDUSTRY OF XANTHI
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Address
Vas. Kostantinou , 1 | 67100 – Xhanti
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Ms. Anthi Panagiotou, Anthipanagiotou76@gmail.com

Istrian Development Agency Ltd.
N/A

Address
Mletačka , 12/IV | 52100 – Pula
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Ms. Tamara Kiršić, tamara.kirsic@ida.hr

Ministry of Economic Development
Directorate for enhancing investment environment

Address
Rimski trg , 46 | 81000 – Podgorica
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Ms. Ljiljana Belada, Ljiljana.belada@mek.gov.me

University of Ioannina Special Account for Research funds
Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

Address
University of Ioannina, University Campus, not applicable | 45110 – Ioannina
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Chrysostomos Stylios, stylios@uoi.gr

Project Summary

The project “QNeST - Quality Network on Sustainable Tourism” aims to valorise the common and quality features of the cultural, traditional and environmental heritage of the Adriatic-Ionian area.  Through the realization of a transnational model of participative interaction between private and public stakeholders such as local and traditional operators, tour ism service providers, craftsmen, sectorial experts, local communities, institutions and cultural, social and environmental associations, the project will contribute to: improve and spread a common awareness on quality and sustainable tourism among different types of actors in Adriatic Ionian area; manage the local seasonality demand of tourism through the design and implementation of joint de-seasonal solutions; valorise the less well-known destinations through the fruition of new and updated routes between coastal areas and hinterland;  facilitate the start-up and enhancement  of tourist services through the promotion of joint marketing activities and the exchange of good practices at local and transnational levels.
In order to reach its objectives, QNeST project foresees the launch of an Adriatic-Ionian vision and strategy for the development of new quality tourist solutions, based on co-design processes between key-stakeholders at local and joint levels and on the capitalization of existing good practices related to the most interesting features of a sustainable tourism.
Paying attention on the abilities to preserve and promote the cultural heritage mainly linked to traditional crafts, to carry out environmental sustainable initiatives, to promote and enhance food traditions on Mediterranean Diet and to strengthen the development of accessible services, QNeST project will launch a common brand, representative of quality standards for a sustainable tourism, and will stimulate the creation and the promotion of a quality network of Adriatic Ionian actors and economic operators, active or indirectly linked with the tourism sector. Finally, QNeST will ensure the implementation of the common strategy through the launch of demonstrative and innovative initiatives able to: promote the quality network and the common brand; stimulate the exchange of information among the network members also through a collaborative ICT platform;  improve the fruition, at  local and transnational levels, of new routes and best practices, evocative of a common awareness for the development of a qualitative and sustainable tourism.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

QNeST

Project Number

225

Programme Priority

2) Sustainable Region

Specific objective

Promote the sustainable valorisation and preservation of natural and cultural heritage as growth assets in the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2018-01-01 – 2020-12-31

Total budget

EUR 1,465,662.95

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 1,126,813.48

IPAII budget

EUR 119,000.00

Project Social media

Project partnership

Lead partner Project partner

Lead partners

University of Salento
Department of Cultural Heritage

Address
Via Dalmazio Birago, 64 | 73100 – Lecce
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. Anna Trono, anna.trono@unisalento.it

Project partners

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY OF XANTHI
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Address
Vas. Kostantinou, 1 | 67132 – Xhanti
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Ms. Anthi Panagiotou, anthi@ebex.gr

Istrian Development Agency Ltd

Address
Mletačka, 12/IV | 52100 – Pula
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Mr. Edo Cetina, edo.cetina@ida.hr

Labirinto Social Cooperative

Address
Via Milazzo, 28 | 61122 – Pesaro
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. Laura Aniballi, progettieuropei@labirinto.coop

Ministry of economy – Directorate for Development of SMEs
Directorate for Development of SMEs

Address
Rimski Trg, 46 | 81000 – Podgorica
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Mr. Ljiljana Belada, ljiljana.bozovic@nasme.me

Regional Union of the Chamber of Commerce of Veneto- Eurosportello
European Policy Department (Eurosportello)

Address
Via delle Industrie - Edificio Lybra, 19/D | 30175 – Marghera
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Roberta Lazzari, roberta.lazzari@eurosportelloveneto.it

University of Ioannina Special Account for Research funds
Department of Informatics and Telecommunications

Address
Kostakioi, | 47100 – Arta
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Chrysostomos Stylios, stylios@uoi.gr

University of Primorska
Faculty for tourism studies - Turistica

Address
Titov trg, 4 | SI-6000 – Koper
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Mr. Marko Kukanja, marko.kukanja@fts.upr.si