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Opportunities for and barriers to tourism led integrated rural development in rural regions of selected member states

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00407
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-10-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 1,200,430 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,200,430 EUR
Scientific Officer: Sjur BAARDSEN
Research topic: 5.5. Sustainable development of rural and other relevant areas

Abstract:
The focus of this research proposal is the determination of the opportunities for and barriers to advocating tourism as an agent of rural diversification and development in a range of EU countries and Accession states. It will determine the role, attitudes and perceptions of visitor groups, entrepreneurs and institutions to the development of rural tourism in two specified central and eastern European countries (CEC). A determination of the barriers experienced by entrepreneurs in four different EU countries combined with an analysis of the perceptions of a range of potential visitors will provide the basis of an in depth analysis of the current situation in the CEC partner countries and, while informing the situation in member states, will allow for the development of rural development strategy(s) for selected CEC rural locations.


Coordinator
Jonathan EDWARDS
Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation
Wareham
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1929 400371 or +44 1202 595184
Fax: +44 1929 400679 or +44 1202 515707
E-mail: jedwards@bournemouth.ac.uk


Partners
  Ulrich BODMER
Technical University of Munich
Freising
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 8161 713415
Fax: +49 8161 714426
E-mail: bodmer@weihenstephan.de
  Carlos FERNANDES
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão (IPVC)
Viana do Castelo
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 258 819700
Fax: +351 258 827636
E-mail: cfernandes@estg.ipvc.pt
  Iordanka ALEXIEVA
Higher Institute of Food and Flavour Industries
Plovdiv
BULGARIA
Tel.: +359 886 143 85
Fax: +359 324 524 67
E-mail: alexieva@plov.omega.bg
  Ivan GEORGIEV
Thracian University
Stara Zagora
BULGARIA
Tel.: +359 42 76 107
Fax: +359 42 72 192
E-mail: deptae@szeda.bg
  Alexandru NAGHIU
Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara din Cluj-Napoca
Cluj-Napoca
ROMANIA
Tel.: +40 64196384
Fax: +40 64 193792
E-mail: alnaghiu@yahoo.com
  José Luis VÁZQUEZ BURGUETE
Universidad de León
León
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 987 29 17 51
Fax: +34 987 29 14 54
E-mail: ddejvb@unileon.es