Grain Trade Route Kupa – Sava

The “Kupa-Sava Grain trade route” is financed by the European Union through IPA program of cross – border cooperation `Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007-2013` and it is implemented in the northwest B-H and central Croatia.

The main partners in the project are the Republic Agency for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (B-H) and the Municipality of Pokupsko (Croatia). The implementation partners are the Tourist Organization of the Republic of Srpska  and the Association for Supporting Sustainable Development “Greenways” while the partners in Croatia are the City of Karlovac, tourist communities of  Sisak-Moslovina County and Brod-Posavina County,  Karlovac County,  Karlovac Canton Development Agency – KARLA and the Association “Zvono uz Kupu”.

The total value of the Project is EUR 655,352.13 of which EUR 351,690.25 for Croatia and EUR 303,661.88 for B-H.

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the creation of a common economic space for the improvement of living conditions in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and to promote the project region as a unique tourist destination.

Target groups are municipalities and cities in the cross-border region; tourist communities, organizations and agencies; development agencies; the private sector and civil society organizations involved in tourism and catering; family farms with the potential for tourism.

Expected results

  • Building partnerships and increasing capacity of all stakeholders through joint activities,
  • Cross-border coordination body – 14 representatives of different institutions working on creating new destinations,
  • 3 study visits, 3 training courses for tourism workers and experience exchange for more than 150 participants,
  • Improved tourism infrastructure,
  • Building a replica of wooden ship `korablja`,
  • Building tourism infrastructure in three locations in B-H
  • 2.500 km of cycling paths (collected, mapped and digitally recorded)
  • Educational and foot paths marked,
  • Established regional cooperation and improved information access for visitors,
  • 500 tourist brochures `Grain trade route`,
  • 15 000 tourist maps for 10 different area destinations
  • Info – system and website
  • Common marketing plan
  • Promotion at fairs