New Mapeirons website developed!

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” Good ideas come true! In cooperation with the association of disabled persons and their friends Apeirons we have launched a new, significantly updated version of Mapeirons! The new website contains comprehensive information on accessible sites and services not just in Latvia, but also in Estonia and Finland. It aims

Tactile stands in Liepāja and Ventspils

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” This year we have started to work on the installment of direction signs and tactile information stands at nature trails. The project is being implemented with support of the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020. Information provided by: Alise Lūse                       

Project description: Eastbaltic Harbours

Improvement and promotion of the East Baltic Coast harbours network, Est-Lat177  (Project acronyme: EASTBALTIC HARBOURS) Project title: Improvement and promotion of the East Baltic Coast harbours network, Est-Lat177 Short name of the project: EASTBALTIC HARBOURS Website: https://estlat.eu/en/estlat-results/eastbaltic-harbours.html Programme:  The Cooperation Programme “Interreg V-A – Estonia-Latvia” 2014-2020 financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Programme

Four new accessible nature trails built in Kurzeme

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” In 2020 a significant work was finished in Kurzeme on building 4 new accessible nature trails: the small loop of Žibgrava nature trail in Alsunga, the Stingray Path at Kalēti Forest Park, the Rowan Alley at Kazdanga Castle and the additional trail stretches at Kazdanga Park. All new trails

Two Industrial Heritage objects in Latvia – Winners of the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2020

  The winners were announced during the Award ceremony that took place virtually on 22nd October The ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism’ Awards enhance the visibility of European cultural tourism destinations, create a platform for sharing experience and knowledge and promotes networking between destinations. The theme of this year’s edition of Awards was ‘Special interest tourism

Seminar on accessibility of nature trails

On 17 June, after Covid-19 emergency period, we were happy to finally hold the planned seminar on Accessibility of nature trails. Together with the NGO Apeirons we compiled an exciting programme and invited speakers from NGOs representing people with visual and hearing impairment, who shared their experience and best practice examples on how to better

New possibilities to get to know Industrial heritage objects in Latvia and Estonia

This season and also further on the Industrial heritage route and the guidebook will help the tourists through amazing industrial heritage sites in Latvia and Estonia.  Industrial heritage Guide book and the thematic maps The maps are also available in 5 languages: Latvian, Estonian, English, Russian, German for download: Interactive map You can easily see

Accessibility check-list for nature trails is now available

Kurzeme Planning Region together with project partners from Estonia and Finland, as well as  NGO Apeirons, have developed an Accessibility Check-list for Nature Trails, which lists the key criteria to determine the compliance of the trail with accessibility requirements. The Check-list (CL) summarises the most important questions, grouped under several sections, to assess whether the

Wheelchair accessible dry toilet and resting benches installed at Būšnieku trail in Ventspils

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” The last work scheduled for this year in the project is achieved! In the end of the year we have installed a wheelchair accessible dry toilet and 9 benches at Lake Būšnieku trail in Ventspils. Benches are situated along the whole trail route to ensure that seniors and all

Second NatAc project partners’ meeting in Haapsalu

CB786 “Nature Access to All (NatAc)” On 13-14 November, in Haapsalu (Estonia), Kurzeme Planning Region together with 3 project partners (Estonian Environmental Board, NGO West-Estonia Tourism, Parks & Wildlife Finland (Metsähallitus)), as well as representatives of NGO Apeirons, Estonian Chamber of Disabled People and Finnish Sport Association of Persons with Disabilities, organised the second project