Establishing Via Dinarica is a project funded by the European Union (85%), Centre for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives (9%) and Ministry for sustainable development and tourism (16%).
Project activities such as a strengthened connection between the national parks ‘Durmitor’ and ‘Sutjeska,’ the identification of potential tourism resources, and the creation of hiking trails will help local producers of traditional products, owners of old authentic buildings and small guesthouses, ‘katun’ owners, accommodation providers and traditional restaurant owners to establish business cooperation in accordance with the needs of target groups. The result will be a tourist offer under the brand ‘Via Dinarica.’ This brand will support cross-border initiatives for economic development with an emphasis on the improvement of rural tourism. By establishing linkages and providing the means for experience exchange among stakeholders, local knowledge will be strengthened and the quality of services will be improved. Greater awareness of environmental issues within and amongst the communities involved will also be achieved.