25.04.2014 13:22, Local Foundation for Promotion of International Dialogue and Cooperation "Interakcia"
On April 23, 2014, the
Cooperation Agreement between the Foundation "Interakcia" and the Latgale Region Development Agency was signed in
Daugavpils. For a long time the partners have been working together on
sustainable development of tourism in the Belarusian and Latvian border
territories. The signed document will enable the two organizations to share
experience, knowledge and information more actively and on a regular basis.
The partnership between Interakcia and the
Latgale Region Development Agency began in 2008, when the project "Bella
Dvina" was launched. Its major goal
was to make the Western Dvina (Daugava in Latvian) region – the river connects
the Belarusian and Latvian border territories – more attractive to tourists.
The initiative was so fruitful that it was then prolonged as "Bella Dvina 2",
which also encompassed Akštaitija in Lithuania.
"Bella Dvina" has turned into a
recognizable brand. This enables us to successfully organize actions with
"umbrella" names, such as Bella Atletica and Bella Melodia festivals
in Braslau, and believe in further improvement of the transborder tourism,
probably in the project "Bella Dvina 3", – said Ivan Shchadranok, the
director of the Foundation "Interakcia", when signing the Cooperation
Agreement. He also pointed to the versatility of those events and actions which
have already been implemented.
Ivan Shchadranok and the head of the Latgale Region Development Agency Māris Bozovičs sign the document