In partnership with the Rhone-Alpes region and the Armenian culture house, "Miassine" initiated « the promotion of rural tourism in Armenia through the creation of the country cottages » in 2009.

The project consisted of the implemention of the following actions:

  • Constitution of a database of more than 100 homes identified in rural areas on the territory of Armenia.
  • Trainig of the owners of 21 cottages selected by the steering committee.
  • Financial and technical support to the constitution of the Association of Armenian cottages, advocacy with the government and local authorities.

This project was an opportunity for Miassine to develop constructive institutional partnerships with the Ministry of Economy of the RA as well as with many associations engaged on the field of tourism. Miassine became a member of the Coalition of international solidarity tourism.