Cooperating with local SMEs and Senior Organisation in Idrija

One of the main purpose of the EDEN55plusNW project is to establish links and prepare joint tourism products (tourism packages for seniors) in all five participating EDEN destinations, particularly through the integration of small and medium-sized enterprises, which already complement the tourist offer in the participating tourist destinations.
At the beginning of the project activities Idrija Heritage Center (IHC), project partner, invited to participate several local SMEs, lTA and Association of Idrija Seniors. We have received many positive responses from local service and product providers (accommodation, catering, food products, idrija lace products, tourist activities …) and also big support from local senior organization. Furthermore, IHC presented the project activities to other tourist service providers in Idrija (Idrija Lace School, Tourist mine – Anthony`s shaft, Municipal Museum Idrija …) and they will also participate in project activities as external observers.
In June 2016 IHC, with support of tourist agency, organized individual meetings with seniors and SMEs. Where we presented them the project activities and assisted them in filling out the pre-prepared questionnaires and identification cards. Mostly the participants did not have problems with filling the questionnaires, so the survey conducted smoothly. We received over 30 questionnaires filled by seniors and more than 10 by local SMES.

Nina Erjavec
Projektni svetovalec/Project assistant