DUNC - Development of UNESCO Natural and Cultural Assets

The Baltic Sea Region is rich in natural and cultural heritage and boasts some of the World’s finest UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere reserves. These sites have an outstanding, universal value and also have the potential to be role models for sustainability.

The 3yr project DUNC , funded by the Interreg South Baltic Programme, aims to promote the region by developing sustainable tourism strategies for its UNESCO sites as part of developing the Baltic Sea region as a common tourism destination. The project will facilitate networking and clustering of tourism stakeholders (ambassadors and entrepreneurs), create quality touristic activities that help to prolong the tourist season, promote economic growth and bring about a real connection of tourism with the outstanding value of the Baltic Sea’s heritage.

In the project, the partners aim to develop relevant cross-border action plans in 3 areas: 1) stakeholder dialogue 2) product and service development and 3) governance. During the project’s lifetime the focus will be on UNESCO sites, but all the results and outputs will be applicable at other sites as well. The project’s legacy will be an umbrella concept and brand that connects the UNESCO sites with other natural and cultural landmarks within the region to form a common, sustainable Baltic Sea destination.

DUNC will be coordinated from the Municipality of Karlskrona (Sweden). The project partners include EUCC-D, Municipality of Mörbylånga (Sweden), Curonian Spit National Park Administration (Lithuania), The Malbork Castle Museum (Poland) and the EUCC Baltic Office (Lithuania). DUNC was preceded by a seed money-funded project called CoWoH, which was led by Regionförbundet Kalmar.

Duration: 2017-2020

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Project information at dunc-heritage.eu

Funded by: EU South Baltic Programme 2014-2020

South Baltic Programme

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