Official title of the project

Beočin - new vision of touristic destination! Creation of preconditions for development of rural tourism in Beočin Municipality

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Beocin
Total budget of programme / project

Budget / EC contribution

185.115 EUR /161.235,17 EUR

Implementation period
2011. Mar - 2012. Jun
Expected results
  • Completed preparatory activities as step one towards successful implementation of subsequent project activities
  • Established situation regarding touristic potentials of Beočin Municipality and defined touristic offer
  • Local administration and target groups trained in development of rural tourism.
  • Rehabilitated and upgraded touristic infrastructure in the territory of Beočin Municipality.
  • Conducted a promotional campaign about touristic potentials of Beočin Municipality
Beneficiary

Municipality of Beočin

Partners
  • Municipality of Čajetina,
  • Touristic Organization (TO) of the Municipality of Gornji Milanovac
  • NGO “Center for Equitable Regional Development” from Belgrade.

Summary of the project

Beočin Municipality disposes with highly respected natural conditions for tourism development: positioning on the Danube River bank, great diversity of flora and fauna, moderate continental climate, encompassing a part of Fruška Gora National Park etc. It also has considerable social prerequisites for tourism expansion - location on corridor 7, proximity of regional center - City of Novi Sad, cultural and historical monuments, multiethnicity, and rather developed folklore.

These potentials are far from being exploited, for the following reasons: 1. for a long time a municipal sign of identification was a cement factory; 2. the municipality was mostly seen as an appendix of the City of Novi Sad; 3. tourism was not on the list of priorities of municipal authorities for years; 4. the municipality does not have its own tourist organization 5. The municipality does not dispose with any kind of tourism database or inventory encompassing all tourism sites on the municipal territory.

Programme/Project objectives

The overall goal of the project is to create conditions for an improved positioning of the Beočin Municipality at the tourist mapping of Serbia and the region by means of the upgrading touristic informative signalization, the education of households interested in rural tourism, and the promotion of the existing touristic offer.

Specific objectives

Specific objectives of this project are:

  • Upgrading the existing touristic & informative signalization by means of setting up new info points along access roads to Beočin Municipality;
  • Increasing municipal revenues from an increased inflow of tourists;
  • Strengthening the existing municipal capacities dedicated to developing tourism and to promoting municipal tourist offer;
  • Capacity building of rural households interested in rural tourism;
  • Defining the tourist offer via compiling an inventory of all tourism sites;
  • Promoting touristic potential of Beočin Municipality by carrying out an intensive promo campaign.