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Networking for Smart Tourism Development

Project Summary

NEST aims to sustain socio-economic growth in the Programme area, by empowering the small and medium tourism enterprises with innovative approaches, tools and strategies, that leverage digital technologies and networking. NEST will favour the creation of an ‘Interreg smart destination’ strategic model, by adopting collaborative and user-driven innovation tools, inspired by the Living Lab Approach. The main expected results are the development of a Smart Tourism Destination Action Plan, and the creation of cross border experiential paths valorising natural and cultural assets as well as landscapes, traditions, folks and crafts. 


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Total budget 702.480,20 EUR
EU Contribution IPA co-financing 85%
Duration 2018 / 2020

Main Outputs

  • Action Plan for creation of smart tourism destination
  • Virtual joint experiential laboratory for smart tourism
  • Smart tourism entrepreneurial development roadmap
  • Smart Destination Management pilot paths
Project Partnership
Lead Partner
Lead Partner: Ministria e Zhvillimit Ekonomik, Turizmit, Tregtisë dhe Sipërmarrjes (AL) - Contacts: Anxhela Bushati - anxhela.bushati[at]
Project Partners
  1. Ministarstvo Ekonomije – Direkcija za razvoj malih i srednjih preduzeca (ME)
  2. EuRelations GEIE (IT)
  3. Tecnopolis Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico Scarl (IT)
  4. Forumi Pavarur i Gruas Shqiptare (AL)
  5. Università del Salento (IT)