The Balkans Peace Park is a project aimed at creating a transnational park in the remote mountain region where the borders of Montenegro, Kosovo, and Albania come together.
The project has recently been nominated for the British Guild of Travel Writers annual Tourism Awards, in the category "best overseas tourism project". One of the criteria for the prize is that the project should "allow for interested travellers to explores landscapes, communities and cultures which might otherwise be off limits" - which seems to be a perfect description of the Peace Park.
A shortlist of three contenders will be chosen on 12 September, with the winner to be announced on 11 November. Best wishes from Balkanology to everyone involved.
More about the nomination (PDF file)
More about the Balkan Peace Park Project
Actually, this project (Balkans Peace Park) is now through to the final three contenders for the 2007 award. It came through the hustings last Wednesday very well, securing a good measure of support from BGTW members. It is excellent to see a project from the Balkan region once again making a showing in the competition. Last time this happened was back in 1997, when the post-war restoration of the Croatian city of Dubrovnik scooped first prize.
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