Establishing durable cross-border boating destination management on the basis of the MARRIAGE cooperation network.

The project South Coast Baltic involves fourteen project partners, from Denmark (1), Germany (4), from Poland (7) and from Lithuania (2) as well as ten associated partners covering all five programme countries. The Economic Development Corporation Vorpommern (DE) has the role of the lead partner. Partnership consists of local authorities, universities and tourist/sport organisation and marinas management. The core partners are supported by 8 associated partners such as tourism organisation, NGOs operating in tourism sector, harbour, marina and local authorities.

The overall idea of the project is to make the cross-border boating region durably attractive through establishing a comprehensive cross-border destination management which would combine joint marketing with improvements of boating services & infrastructure. This process is expected to give a 20% rise in the number of guest boaters visiting the SE coast by 2019 and thereby level up the sailing figures in the whole South Baltic area. Through such inscriptions the project promises a substantial contribution to creating sustainable tourism destinations.