Opening event during the CROTOUR International Tourism Fair in Zagreb.

The Hungary-Croatia IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 was approved by the European Commission on the 13th March 2008. The Programme allocates 19.307.299 € of Community funding for the first three years. The Programme offers a wide range of opportunities to the potential beneficiaries in the frame of two priorities - Sustainable Environment and Tourism and Co-operative Economy and Intercommunity Human Resource Development. Through the Priority 1. Programme pays particular attention on supporting the development of „Sustainable tourism on the Mura-Drava-Danube river area”. The first part of cooperation in this intervention area foresees the elaboration of single common comprehensive product plan – The „Regional Tourism Product Plan of the Hungary-Croatia IPA Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013. The „Regional Tourism Product Plan” project, whose implementation was launched on 09th of March 2010, aims to lay out a clear strategy upon which the touristic and cultural development projects will be able to be based and as long as they intend to be financed in the framework of the Hungary-Croatia IPA Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013. Every future project project should take the product plan into account. Only those developments which are in line with the relevant parts of the product plan are to gain financial support.
In order to provide you first hand information on this initiation, we are organising an opening event during the CROTOUR International Tourism Fair in Zagreb.

Why is it important for you to attend this event?
- Get 1st hand information on the project and its objectives;
- Meet our colleagues personally;
- Meet other stakeholders, your potential future project partners for the future tourism related calls of the Hungary-Croatia IPA Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013.

The agenda of the event:
Place: CROTOUR ‘10
            Zagreb Fair, Avenija Dubrovnik 15, 10 020 Zagreb, Croatia
Date:
16 April 2010, Friday
14:00 – 14:45 h Brijuni Hall, South entrance of Zagreb Fair, I. Floor
- Overview of the Regional Tourism Product Plan of the Hungary-Croatia IPA Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 project;
- Stakeholders involvement: Why is it essential for your organisation to actively contribute to the development of the project?;
- Networking opportunities: meet your future project partners for the future tourism related calls of the Hungary-Croatia IPA Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013.

Besides getting important information on future funding opportunities, CROTOUR fair provides you a unique opportunity for meeting new business partners, maintaining of existing contacts, market exploring and laying foundations of your future marketing strategy.
We would like to kindly ask you to please confirm your and/or your colleagues’ participation to
Ms. Ivana Jurić (Regional Development Agency of Slavonia and Baranja)
via E-mail: regija@obz.hr
via Fax +385.31.221.841