Programme supports preservation of green heritage

On 15 May 2013 the Grant Contract within the 2nd Call for Proposals for 267 384,60 euro of the Programme co-financing has been countersigned by the JMA of the Programme and Vidzeme Tourism Association, by its Chairmen of the Board  Mr Raitis Sijāts in Riga, Latvia. Cross-border Project for preservation of green heritage „Regeneration of Parks as Integral Part of Historical heritage” was accepted under the Priority 2 – common challenge, Measure 2.2. – preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage and support of local skills.

The project is based on the idea of the formation of parks as places for cultural activities and popular recreation aiming at the same time at supporting local business activities.

Overall objective

To lay grounds for the regeneration of the parks of manor houses, in order to increase the role of parks in the wellbeing of local communities.

Specific objectives
-  To elaborate technical documentation for the further development of manor houses’ parks
-  To strengthen cooperation and experience exchange among the landscape designers, historians, garden specialists, owners and managers of manor houses complex for the better regeneration of parks
-  To organize cultural events in the parks in order to attract visitors and to promote local producers and craftsmen and preserve traditional skills
-  To promote project area as rich cultural and historical heritage tourism destination.


Vidzeme Tourism Association (Latvia)

Gulbene Municipality Council (Latvia)
State Budgetary Institution of Culture of the Leningrad Region (Russia)
Rapina Municipality Government (Estonia)

Total budget of the Project: 297 094,00 EUR