“Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23” Association
The „Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23” Association develops sustainable solutions to promote local development projects and eco-tourism, taking on the mission of assisting the Delta and its inhabitants to get the attention they deserve, allowing them to preserve their traditions and protect a pristine habitat.
The core product of the social entrepreneurship initiative is slow-tourism in the Danube Delta, especially pescatourism, related to local fishing traditions and way of life. Travellers experience the Delta from a new perspective, by living and eating locally and enjoying nature while being observers or participants in the daily activities of fishermen.
What is the social impact of your business?
The „Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23” Association support the inhabitants of the Danube Delta to preserve and promote their traditions, as well as understanding that nature is more valuable for their community as a preserved touristic attraction than a source of food and materials.
What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?
We want to develop an integrated ecotourism package for the Danube Delta, built on products, services and infrastructure for bird-watching, gastronomy trail, pescatourism and rent-a-boat facilities to support the sustainable development of communities joining over 2200 people. We also want to design and implement an international marketing strategy for attracting responsible tourists to Danube Delta rural communities.
Please give us one interesting fact about you.
The President of the Association, Mr Ivan Patzaichin is canoe champion and gold medalist in 5 Olympic Games.
Learn more about “Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23” Association here.
Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Fondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more