Creation of a cross-border Water Assets Geopark in Nestos Area


CB Water Geopark
Project Number – MIS 5016074
Priority axis 2 - A Sustainable and Climate adaptable Cross-Border area
Investment priorities 6c - Conserving, protecting, promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage
Intervention fields 090. Cycle tracks and footpaths
094. Protection, development and promotion of public cultural and heritage assets
Call 2nd Call for proposals under priority axes 2 & 4
Lead Beneficiary Municipality of Drama
Beneficiaries Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Physical Education & Sports Science
Municipality of Hadjidimovo
Center for Sustainable Development of the Mountain
Start Date Oct 02, 2017
End Date Jun 30, 2022
Budget 608.731,00 €
ERDF Contribution 517.421,35 €
National Contribution 91.309,65 €
Τhe aim of the proposed project is to valorize natural and cultural features of the area, through the enhancement and preservation of the natural and geographical characteristics in strong connection with the heritage, aesthetics, culture, and the well-being of its residents.To achieve this goal, project proposes the creation of a Geopark in the cooperation area. In the Geopark will be defined elevated at least 4 Geotopes. Geotopes will be territories with special geophysical features, connected with water assets. Additionally, project proposes environmental education and outdoor activities in the Geotopes, in order to promote the value of preserving and developing natural and cultural heritage in project’s area. Finally, through publicity and dissemination actions, Geopark, Geotopes and generally the concept of the Geotourism will be promoted in the local touristic markets. The innovation of this project is that not only distinguishes the role of the water assets and its connection with the natural and heritage of the project’s area, but:
- records systematically the history, culture, mythology and Human presence in relation to the water assets
- defines, maps and describes a wider district (Geopark) and exceptional interest water related territories (Geotopes) in multiple levels (geographically, geophysically and in bioclimatic, fauna and flora level)
-  studies and enhances the accessibility and touristic capabilities of selected Geotopes.


Project Videos

D.2.2.2_Project Leaflet_EN

D.3.1.2_Study on the description & significence of the water assets in the cb area_GR (EN abstr)
D.3.1.3_Assessment of geotopes’ accessibility & connectivity -Greek area_GR (EN abstr)

D 3.3.2_Study Definition, Geographical and Geophysical mapping and description of the Geopark_EN / BG
D.3.3.3_Assessment of the potential Geotopes' accessibility and connectivity -Bulgarian area_EN / BG

D.3.1.4_Mapping & description of the geotopes -Greek area_GR (EN abstr)
D.3.4.2_Mapping and description of the geotopes_BG (EN summary)

D.5.2.2_Education material for outdoor activities_EN
D.5.4.2_Education material for outdoor activities_BG (EN summary)

D.5.2.3_Practical Guide_Design of Environmental Education program on Geotourism_GR
D.5.4.3_Practical Guide_Design of Environmental Education program on Geotourism_BG (EN summary)


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