OUR PAST EVENTS

Mount cycling – marathon – Popova Shapka – Mavrovo,

Promotion mountain bike alternative tourism as value added product which preserve natural and ecological conditions of this region Results: 86 km path was settled up and declared to the national classification of mountain bike destinations 274 bikers participated and finish the marathon in Sarski vodi Positive interviews

 



Balkan Forum for Alternative tourism

Objectives: development and integration of alternative tourism on Balkan through mutual projects implementation

Results: Conclusions was accepted, 2 international projects agreed, 125 participators exchange positive practices, wide discussion lead to the opinion that only alternative tourism could give the Balkans chance to survive and in the same time let to keep in good condition nature and traditionalvalues and cultural heritage.

 




Berovo’s potentials as a tourism destination – Forum

Objectives: Promotion of Berovo’s potentials as a Eko - tourism destination.Results: Accommodation and hospitality capacities were presented, local authorities show their willing to support the alternative tourism,67 participators from Macedonia and Bulgaria, possibilities for the mutual cross-boarding co-operation was presented, potential partners has been Matched, the issue of unfinished cross-boarding point Klepalo was presented and decision for lobbing was made. Mediums find out new destination and promotion has been starte

Municipality Berovo and Hotel Manastir members of Balkanija

 



Support and contribution in promotion of the region and traditional food

Promotion of traditional Macedonian dish - Oreov Lad, SkopjeObjectives: Promotion of authentic Macedonian dish – King Marko periodResults: 15 different dishes from authentic products from the King Marko period were prepared, presented and served. 12 participants attended the short 1 day course. 80 guests enjoy the food and the manifestation.

 

 



Promotion of traditional Macedonian dish - Jance “Hotel Tuto “

Objectives: Promotion of traditional local dish. Gastronomic tourism as part of alternative tourism

Results: 20 different local dishes from local products were prepared, presented and served.60 guests enjoy the food and the manifestation.

Promotion of traditional local dish – from : Mavrovo – Rostushe





Christmas Bazaar – 2010 Skopje

Traditions taking care Objectives: to help in preserving and taking care of traditional crafts, promoting the potentials of handcrafts maker in souvenir selling, also promotion of traditional Macedonian dishResults: 54 participators from Denica, 7 different stands with traditional food, more then 5000 visitors, positive reportages on TV and newspapers





8 March Bazaar – Women – is the bastion of tradition

Objectives: Promotion of traditional handcrafts as the best gift. Handcrafts as souvenirs is also the self employment opportunity

Results: 20 stands, more then 5000 visitors, good sales were achieved



Vevcani carnival

Objectives: promotion the Vevcani carnival as part of alternative tourism and organizing Bazaar with traditional handcrafts

Results: more then 2000 visitor from Macedonia and abroad, 15 handcrafts makers present and their production, presence of diplomatic, mediums and governmental bodies





Ohrid International Tourism Fair Objectives:

As partner, Balkania had responsibility to organize Forum for alternative tourism and B2B meetings within the frame of Ohrid Tourism Fair

Results: new Macedonian strategy for tourism development was presented as well as supportive package like subventions for the foreign tourists. B2B

matches were made between Macedonian hoteliers and Bulgarian, Serbian and Italian tour operators. Guests has quick tour over South-East Macedonia with Balkania’s guides.

 



Padova International Moto-bike Fair

Objectives: Promotion of Macedonia as tourist destinationResults: 3-day on central stand, lot of interested public, more then 500 promotion brochures were given, interview with TV and magazine’s journalists





Traditional receipts exchange - cereal

Objectives: Promotion of traditional Macedonian cereal dishes prepared on the traditional way. The First phase of selection of the best authentic receipt for the protection by Slow Food convinium

Results: 12 participants have attended in 1 day seminar for the traditional Macedonian cereal dishes, 48 guests enjoy the food and the manifestation.

Traditional receipts exchange - nettle

Objectives: Preservation of treasure of old receipts from our grandparents and sharing them with young generation of cooks

Results: More then 50 different home cooked dishes were prepared, presented and served. 72 guests enjoy the food and the manifestation. Student made presentation of the project, Slow food and Balkania present opportunities for this kind of food as separate section of alternative tourism





FESTIVAL NA LEBOT

Skopje - Oreov Lad

Objectives: Promotion of traditional local dish. Gastronomic tourism as part of alternative tourism

Results: 35 different local dishes from local products were prepared, presented and served. 130 guests enjoy the food and the manifestation. Slow food and Balkania present opportunities for this kind of food as separate section of alternative tourism

 

Promotion of Malesevo Traditional dish - Berovo

Objectives: Promotion of traditional local dish. Gastronomic tourism as part of alternative tourism

Results: 35 different local dishes from local products were prepared, presented and served. 130 guests enjoy the food and the manifestation. Slow food and Balkania present opportunities for this kind of food as separate section of alternative tourism

 



Mainz : Tourism and Crafts Fair - Germany

Objectives: Promotion of Macedonia as tourist destinationResults: 3 -day on mutual Balkan stand, lot of interested public, more then 200 promotion brochures were given, presentation of MacedonIan naitional drink – rakija, and traditional handcraft

  

 

Promotion of Macedonian tourist guide on Italian language

Objectives: Creation of new tool for the Italian tour operators in order to enlarge number of Italian tourists as well as to introduce Macedonian tourism potentials in front of Italian tourist service providers.Results: The first Tourist guide for Macedonia on Italian language was promoted. Big interest from Ministry of Economy, Agency for support and promotion of tourism, mediums, general public. This Guide was delivered free of charge to all and every Italian tour operator and agency.Decision for the starting of Balkan tourist guide on Italian language were made as well as to translate this guide to other European languages such as Holland (embassy is ready to participate in translation). Sponsor from Italy interested in investments to Macedonia

 

 

Annual meting in Sofija

Objectives: promotion of integrative approach in front of Bulgarian tourism stakeholders. Proposal for cross-border co-operationResults: Conclusion – Bulgarian tourism academic public is very interested in co-operation, but tourism providers are not unified and don’t want to integrate between each other, but every one want to co-operate with Balkania. Several new tour groups were agreed to come from Bulgaria to Macedonia to Ohrid Lake. New alternative destinations in Bulgaria were presented.



Annual meting in Sofija - Bugarija

Sport and Cultural dialog - International Conference



“ SPORT FOR ALL ” - Participant - 8 countries





FESTIVAL OF ENJOYMENT AND HEALTY LIFE

Mountain : Popova Shapka

„LET’S RIDE TROUGH MOUNTAIN SHARA“- Popova Shapka 2011Objectives: Promotion Sara mountain region as summer tourism destination as well as new mountain bike path. Promotion alternative tourism as value added product which preserve natural and ecological conditions of this region. Results: 86 km path was settled up and declared to the national classification of mountain bike destinations314 bikers participated in Sarski vodi competition, and more then 2000 windings and general public from diplomatic, governmental and medium spheres were actively participated and give Positive interviews

“ LET’S RIDE TROUGH THE MOUNTAIN SH





Initiative to form a regional cluster of tourism Maleshevo


Hotel Monastery – Berovo

 

 



THE WORLD OF SUCCESS - „GOLDEN MASK” – 2009

An Award for successful year in different fields of life

Balkania – Avard for results in tourism in 2010





Skopje Touristic Summer - 2010

Skopje Touristic Summer - 2011

 

Objectives: To promote Macedonian beauties in front of Skopje inhabitants. “Meet Macedonia” – is logo of this project.Results: The project is on going. Interest of public is huge, mediums follow every tour, more then 2000 flyers are delivered, every 3 day – new tour – 28 total, till now about 1300 people take the tours.

 

Pumpkin Day:

Restoran Oreov Lad Skopje
Food prepared by pumpkins





“ PREPARE Gathering “-2010 Ohrid 30 August - 03 September

Conference for rural development organized each year in different country with participants from about 20 countries gather to meet to exchange and learn from each other with common objective; contribute to integrated development of rural areas

In Ohrid has 120 participants from rural - network from 22 countries

 





Skopje :International conference on green economies – 


Economic development in the Balkans through the green economy





SeeNet Program :

Development of cultural tourism Mostar,Sarajevo,Skopje and Toscana Piemonte

Balkania – patispant in project SeeNet Program:

Action plan for crafts and cultural tourism in the Old Bazaar in Skopje

 



Carneval "BAMBURCI" Ratevo Berovo

 



Conference : Makedonska Kamenica


Osogovo Mountains Region
Conference of the coordinating body for declaring osovskiot region protected area





 Grandmother Day


 Matka  Picnic - Food prepared according to recipes grandmother
SLOW FOOD "VODNO" in cooperation with the Balkans organized event in honor of her grandmother's day on May 28 at St. Mary Monastery in Matka





CBIB - training projects for IPA cross-border cooperation

Hotel Kontinental - Skopje



Prilep:Days of crafts -
Topic Crafting and tourism



Fair for handicraft - Budva 2011

Balkania  and the association for craft Denica on 5  stands aparticipants of the international fair of souvenirs and handicrafts in 2011 Bechichi

Presented souvenirs, handicrafts and traditional food from Macedonia



Skopje - Macedonia Square restaurant Pelister

Restaurant Pelister March 8 Craft Bazaar -
Organizers W Balkans and Handicrafts Association “ Denica “Star
Skopje - restaurant Pelister

 

Conference PREPARE GHATERING 2011 Zlatibor Serbia

Partnership for rural Europe
INVESTIGATION THE WAYS OF SUSTAINABLE AND BALANCED RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Visit rural areas in Serbia - as part of the workshop program
  PREPARE Participants from rural networks of countries
   : Albanija, Belgija, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bugarija, Hrvatska, Republika Cheshka, Estonija, Finska, Ungarija, Island, Latvija, Livanija, Polska, Srbija, Slovenija, Turcija,
Makedonija

 



Eko – Etno willage - Babino

Elaborated project for participation of border cooperation with Greece from the IPA Cross Border Programme for Economic DevelopmentProjekt - BABINO -









BALKANIA – Coorganizer of fair „ Eko Ettno Macedonia „ in traditional AGROFOOD Fair in Skopje 15 -19.november 2011

Organize Slow Food - Conviviums to prezent traditional Macedonian food in 15 stands

Prezentations, Work Shops , Debate, Forum, Interactive preparation of traditional food , and promotion of „Yout -foot mouvment of Macedonia”







International Conference for Regional Development in Western Balkan Skopje 23.11.2011




Second festival of Bread