Explore Cross-border Aquatic Biodiversity - EXChAngE

Project title and acronym

Explore Cross-border Aquatic Biodiversity - EXChAngE

Description of the project, including its aims, results, outputs, activities, etc

Project is developing a new cross-

border tourism product – the Blue Pass, which

enables visits of new thematic routes: Dubrovnik

and Aquarium (CRO), Kotor and Aquarium Boka (MNE), Hutovo Blato Aqua Path, and Mostar Old Bridge and River Neretva (BiH), and attracts more tourists in the area

Total project budget (in EUR)


EU co-financing amount (in EUR)


Duration of the project

15.08.2020 - 14.08.2022

Information on the project’s Priority Axis

Contributing to the development of tourism and preserving cultural and natural heritage

Name of the Lead Partner and Project Partners and description of their roles within the project

  • University of Dubrovnik (LP): Work package (WP): Management and trainings
  • Tourist Organisation of Kotor (PP2): WP Implementation, in particular digital services and trainings
  • University of Montenegro, Institute of Marine Biology (PP3): WP Management and graphic design
  • Tourist Board of Herzegovina - Neretva Canton (PP4): WP Investment and trainings
  • Public Company Hutovo Blato Nature Park, Čapljina (PP5): WP Communication

A reference to the Programme webpage


A reference to relevant Funds

The project is co-financed by ERDF and IPA II funds of the European Union