Water.Net, “Water Protection Thematic Park Actions” has been approved
in the frame of EU IPA-CBC “Greece - The former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia” 2007-2013. Partners are, the Municipality of Edessa(OLP),
Municipality of Ohrid(LP), Alexander Technical Institute of Salonica
(PP3) and Faculty of Tourism in Ohrid(PP4). The Project’s aim is to
support the cross-border cooperation, to promote the importance of
water, to develop cross-border water environment protection and to
strengthen cross-border education, recreation & environment business
In the frame
of the project many actions will be organised such as:
environmental information units - Control access points with relevant
equipment in both cities with the possibility of presentation of water
as the most important factor for shaping the common environment
identity of cross border regions.
environmental educational paths and recreational activities based on the
value of water and the approach through exhibitions of the five human
senses. A key innovation is the gastronomy of water which is the base of
molecular gastronomy. There is even an organized botanical garden with
an exhibition of herbs related to the gastronomy of water.
a common (3 lingual) water net guide is being designed with references
to legends of water, fairies and the god of water and of course
references to mountainous cuisine, festivals and fairs, traditional
music and gastronomy products based on water quality.
the guide includes business catalogs concerning thematic activities,
foods & beverages, hospitality and rich local products.
Dissemination Events & one Congress in Edessa, Ohrid and Thessaloniki
for the project promotion with the attendance of target groups and
stakeholders from both partner countries
special electronic website is being constructed improving volunteerism
and social networking for observation, promotion and protection of water
paths as well as promoting gastronomy and local products.
educational applications with mobile electronic equipment and tools are
being built in order to initiate young pupils / students in the water
ecology to highlight the value of water and the effect on local products
to healthy diet. Also there will be special material for the promotion
of the program and better the dissemination of information.
amount of project is 530.000 €.