The Tourism Organization of Herceg Novi hosted the international meeting of the project "WONDER - Child friendly destination" held in Herceg Novi on September 30 and October 1 at the Palmon Bay Hotel.
The meeting was attended by partners from the following municipalities: Fano and Cervia - Italy, Velenje - Slovenia, West Achia and Preveza - Greece, then, Observatory for the Rights of Children and Youth from Tirana - Albania, City of Novigrad - Croatia, Development Center Novo Mesto - Slovenia, Development Agency of the City of Dubrovnik, as well as associated partners from Split - Croatia and the Chamber of Achia - Greece. During the 2 days of the meetings, the partners shared their experiences and discussed the work plan for the next period, which will be essential for the sustainability of the WONDER network during the project and after its completion. This will guarantee joint cooperation and implementation of activities, as well as a practical means of expanding the network and including new members.
A transnational network of child-friendly destinations will work together to engage children to improve the attractiveness and competitiveness of WONDER cities. The network will serve as a promotion, marketing and opportunity for many local governments and organizations. Following the completion of the project, the network will continue to work on improving child-friendly services and policies as well as expanding its members in the WONDER network with the aim of making cities child-friendly.
In addition to work assignments, the partners had the opportunity to enjoy the gastronomy and natural beauty of our city. The project “WONDER - Child friendly destinations” is being implemented within the second call of the Adriatic-Ionian transnational program. Implementation began in February 2020 and will last for 26 months. The total budget of the project is 1,697,000 euros, of which 113,892 euros belong to the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi.