Kick-off meeting of E-Parks project: improving the accessibility of the Natural Parks in Greece and in Italy

The Kick-off meeting of the project E-Parks “Environmental and administrative knowledge Networks for a better tourist attractiveness in protected natural areas”, co-funded for 900.000,00 € by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, was held on 15-16 November 2018 at the University of Foggia.

The University of Foggia – Department of Economics leads the project partnership in cooperation with two italian partners Gargano National Park and Gargano Reclamation Consortium, and two greek partners the Chamber of Commerce of Arta and the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece. The ASL of Foggia and Confindustria Foggia are associated partners of the project.

The aim of the project is the improvement of accessibility and usability of the Gargano National Park and the Kyllini Park in Greece through the creation of access routes for the disabled, the introduction of technological innovations and decision-making systems.

Thanks to this project a new label for public and private subjects operating on the territory of protected natural areas, will be developed. The label allows to combine the protection of the natural environment, the rational use of scarce resources and safeguarding of people with special needs.