Sustainable rural development in Deshati Region (Deshati LAGs)

With EU funding (in the frame of IPA
Cross-Border Programme FYROM-Republic of Albania, 2007-2013), ANTTARC implemented the
“Sustainable rural development in Deshati mountain range region: Deshati LAGs” project. It aimed
at supporting the development of rural and mountain tourism in the Deshati mountain range region. In
this context: Deshati Local Action Group is established and is active in local development; Strategies of
tourism development for the Deshati mountain range region are developed; Households involved in
rural/mountainous tourism have increased their capacity in service provision; Coordination of touristic
offer from two sides of the border has improved; and Cooperation between local actors across the
border is promoted. The project is being implemented by ANTTARC in close cooperation with the
Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation (ALCDF—project partner) and the Regional Council of
Diber (associate partner).

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