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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-477 Creation of international tourist route “The Struve Geodetic Arc” (Struve)

Project will develop cognitive tourism in Zemgale and Utena regions by using “The Struve geodetic arc” points – a unique technological structure of XIX century that helped to determine the exact size and shape of the world and is being inscribed on the UNESCO World heritage list. There are 16 Struve geodetic arc points in Latvia of which two are on the UNESCO World heritage list, 18 Struve station points are in Lithuania three of which are nominated as UNESCO heritage. This is the potential not yet used for tourism, neither in the regions nor in Sala, Jēkabpils and Anykščiai municipalities.

The Struve geodetic arc points are not easy to access, there are no modern exhibitions telling the story in an attractive way. Very few people even in local municipalities can tell what the Struve geodetic arc is. Thus the project aims at improving tourism infrastructure of the Struve geodetic arc points in Latvia and Lithuania, to make the cultural heritage accessible and attractive to be included into the cross border and international tourism routes.  The history of the scientific achievements will be told in a modern and interactive way.  Newly developed route will be widely promoted nationally and internationally with specific focus on Estonia and Finland in order to attract more visitors to the reconstructed sites and to promote the Struve Geodetic Arc as a unique technological structure of the UNESCO World heritage list stretching through 10 countries.

Infrastructure of three Struve geodetic arc points (Jēkabpils, Daborkalns, Storiai) will be improved, exhibition will be developed as well as promotional movie. Measures will be taken to find partners in Estonia and Finland to link all Struve Geodetic Arc points in a common tourism site and to popularize other points. Leaflets for a tourism campaign and commemorative souvenirs will be made, advertising campaign launched to attract visitors to the sites. Tourism campaign “Explore the Struve Geodetic arc sites” will be launched in May 2021 for half a year. Visitors will be invited to travel to the Struve sites in 4 countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Estonia) to collect the site specific stamps and get special Struve souvenirs. In the Struve sites of Latvia and Lithuania the visitors will be welcomed by project trained tourism professionals. Sustainable tourism and marketing training will help tourism professionals of the involved municipalities to continue promotion of the route and to involve other countries with Struve points in the future.

Project will present achievements and discoveries of science in accessible, interesting, understandable, attractive and modern way.

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Phone: +371 65236777; +371 65207305
Address: Brīvības Street 120, Jēkabpils, LV-5201

23 November 2020

LLI-477 Struve Construction works started!

28/09/2020 Jēkabpils City Municipality has signed an agreement On construction works at the object “Reconstruction of Strūves Park facilities at Vilhelma Strūves Street 10, Jēkabpils”

Contractor informs that this week improvement works have been started in Strūve park, Jēkabpils. It is planned that the territory of Strūve Park will be landscaped with objects of daily necessary infrastructure – benches, waste bins, bicycle sheds, as well as with exciting environmental objects and cognitive play devices.
The works are planned to be completed by March 31, 2021.
The total cost of the works for the improvement of the infrastructure is 134 729,67 EUR without VAT.LLI-477 Struve reconstruction works has been started
The mentioned improvement works take place within the framework of the project LLI-477 “Creation of international tourist route “The Struve Geodetic Arc” (Struve).
The project implementation period is from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022. The aim of the project is to improve the tourism infrastructure of Strūve geodetic arc points in Latvia and Lithuania, so that the cultural heritage would be accessible and attractive for inclusion in cross-border and international tourism routes.

The procurement for construction works in Daborkalns has been concluded for Salas municipality. The contract is currently being signed and work is planned to start soon.

 Directorate of Anyksciai regional park has started infrastructure improvement works and is developing an outdoor exhibition concept.

Due to the Covid pandemic, a face-to-face training seminar will be organized remotely in December.

Apart from the improvement works in Struve Park (Jekabpils), Daborkalns (Sala municipality) and Storiai (Anyksciai), the following activities are planned in the project:
• Organized trainings for 20 tourism specialists;
• Experience exchange trips are organized;
• An international tourism route Finland – Estonia – Latvia – Lithuania has been created;
• Tourism campaign “Explore the Struve Geodetic Arc!” has been launched!
• An interactive exhibition was created and a film was made.

The project partners are Salas municipality and Anyksciai regional park administration (Lithuania). Jekabpils City Municipality is the Lead partner of the project.

Total project financing: 850 509.70 EUR (incl. ERDF financing – 722 933.24 EUR)

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Last updated: 27.11.2023 13:09