Interreg Project "RURALITE"

Cross-border cooperation between 5 French and Belgian partners :
- la Communauté de Communes des Hauts-de-Flandre 
- la Communauté de Communes de Flandre-Intérieure,
- Pas-de-Calais Tourisme,
- La Maison de la Wallonie-Picarde
- Westhoek

and 4 associated partners (Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij West-Vlaanderen (POM), Eonomische Raad voor Oost-Vlaanderen (EROV), INAGRO et l'ADRT Nord) to develop the European Rurality project; Interreg V France-Wallonia-Vlaanderen.

This project aims to increase the attractiveness of the cross-border destination, to stimulate the economy of this rural region and to professionalize tourist actors in

  • Developing innovative actions in gastronomic tourism,
  • Highlighting the cross-border region as an innovative destination for tourism entrepreneurship,
  • Transforming local products, traditions and events into contemporary experiences for visitors and tourists alike.

To this end, we want to encourage the private sector (regional producers, restaurant owners, coffee makers, hosts and any other activity related to tourism) to undertake an innovative approach by putting in place, during the 4 years of the project, various inspiring actions.