Grand Paradis Foundation
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Grand Paradis Foundation


The Grand Paradis Foundation’s (FGP) general mission is the promotion and development of both nature and culture based tourism in the area that comprises the Aosta Valley municipalities within the Gran Paradiso National Park jurisdiction. Its aim is to promote, develop, coordinate and manage the network of locations of natural or cultural interest and the local museums with the institutional support of the Aosta Valley Autonomous Region. Moreover the Grand Paradis Foundation contributes to the enhancement of tourist and entrepreneurial experiences and realities in the area in particular by carrying out specific projects which create suitable conditions for the achievement of the aforementioned aims.

Within the framework of the above competencies the Grand Paradis Foundation puts itself forward as the experimental laboratory of a new policy model for the shared management of services which are of collective interest and has the aim of actively contributing to the definition and strengthening of strategies and policies regarding the development of tourism both at a local and regional level.

Grand Paradis has a good capacity to directly influence local and regional policies. It was proved by establishing close cooperation between the Gran Paradiso National Park , Aosta Valley Region and local communities. A huge part of this cooperation relayed on working with partners at different levels for policy development and as a consequence its implementation.

Till June 2011 there was one more region participating in the project – Veliko Tarnovo Municipality from Bulgaria.

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