Refinery of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Products in the Northern Dimension Area

The Refinery project aims to promote business opportunities in the field of cultural tourism. The project will enhance collaboration between the tourism and creative industries within the Northern Dimension area and create authentic and sustainable cultural tourism products, ideas and services to each participating region.

During the project professionals from the tourism and creative industries sectors will be brought together in service design workshops to learn from each other and create new products. The project is open for participants from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Lithuania and Germany. Also partners from Latvia, Poland and Germany are welcome to join.

During the project three workshops will be held in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia (October 2018), Vilnius, Lithuania (December 2018) and Rovaniemi, Finland (February or June 2019). It is expected to have as a result of the project 4 to 10 product or service concepts which will be refined and tested to seek further funding opportunities.

The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and is a key contribution to project activities during the year of Finland’s Chairmanship of NDPC.


the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

The Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture