In 2019, Rauna Municipal Council (currently Smiltene Municipality), together with Rundāle Municipality (currently Bauska Municipality) started to implement the project of Cross-border Co-operation Programme for 2014 – 2020 “Landscape as a Resource: Support to New Services and Tourism” (RUNRARO, LV-RU-052). The objective of the project: to increase the attraction of the vicinity of Rundāle and Rauna by stimulating more active and efficient use of the existing resources (cultural and historical heritage, local society, entrepreneurship) for the development of sustainable tourism offer.
One of the activities that were implemented within the framework of the project was the development of a mobile tourism guide, which enabled the visitors of Rauna to embark on a journey in time and to study the history of Rauna. It is possible to return in the past cy scanning the QR code and to experience the changes of Rauna Castle yard, investigate the objects of interest in Rauna and see historical photographs.
The total budget of the project is EUR 649,814. The co-funding of the project from the Cross-border Co-operation Programme for 2014 – 2020 is EUR 584,832.60. The budget contributed by Smiltene Municipality is EUR 197,762.00. The co-funding of the project for the activities of Smiltene Municipality from the Cross-border Co-operation Programme for 2014 – 2020 is EUR 177,985.80.
Laine Baha, Project Manager of Development and Planning Department of Bauska Municipality (Tel.: +371 66927526, e-mail: [email protected])
Project Manager in Smiltene Municipality:
Ieva Plētiena, the Head of Rauna Museum (Tel.: +371 28728377, e-mail: [email protected] and [email protected])
The Latvia-Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme for 2014-2020 supports joint activities addressing cross-border development with the purpose of improving regional competition by using the potential of regions and the advantages of their location on the cross-roads between the European Union and the Russian Federation. The website of the programme is www.latruscbc.eu.
This publication has been prepared with the financial support of the Latvia-Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme for 2014-2020. Smiltene Municipality is fully liable for the content of the publication and the publication may not reflect the opinion of the Programme, the member states of the Programme Latvia and Russia, as well as the European Union.