Rural Tourism for Mountain Destinations

Project title: Rural Tourism for Mountain Destinations
Donor: EU – IPA CBC BiH – MNE

Cost of the project: 421.331,35 EUR
Amount contributed by donor: 358.131,65 EUR
Implementation period: From 01.03.2020. – 28.02.2022.



The overall objective of this project is to improve quality and diversification of the tourism offer based on natural and cultural heritage, while the specific objective is to build stronger rural tourism offer in the areas around protected zones and natural attractions. This will be achieved through sets of activities that are designed to achieve following outcomes:

Result 1: Cultural, rural resources in vicinity of natural attractions and protected zones mapped and mobilized. The activities that will contribute to this outcome are: 1. Identification, mapping and formulation of strategy for valorization of rural tourism potentials of cross-border area 2. Development of new rural tourism services in cross-border area.

Result 2 : Rural households supported in providing tourism services. Activities designed for this outcome are: 1. Improvement of rural tourism infrastructure in cross-border area, 2. Improvement institutional framework for categorization of accommodation in rural tourism in Sarajevo Kanton through transfer of Montenegro practices (Comparative analysis of categorization of accommodation in rural households in Sarajevo Kanton and Montenegro, 3. Capacity building for rural households

Result 3: Cultural heritage well represented and promoted as part of overall nature based tourism offer.

Regional Development Agency for Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije is the lead applicant on this project. Ministry of Economy of Sarajevo Canton is a partner from Bosnia and Hercegovina.