ATTRACTIVE DANUBE - Improving Capacities for Enhancing Territorial Attractiveness of the Danube Region

Each territory has its own set of specific capitals and assets which can make it competitive in comparison to other territories. Through good governance, policies can create conditions for maximising the potentials of terri­torial assets and capitals for development, thus increasing the attractiveness of territories for its residents, visitors and businesses. The main project objective is to strengthen multilevel and transnational governance and institutional capacities of policy planners involved in territorial development by establishing a perma­nent common transnational platform for monitoring territorial attractiveness.


Strengthening the influence on territorial development, regional development, business and tourism by setting up the capacity building activities and participation processes of relevant stakeholders.

Strengthen multilevel and transnational governance by adopting an evidence based approach via the use of an information platform created for better decisi­on making.

Identifying territorial development potentials and indicators addressing, environmental, economic, governance and social challenges.

Improve and strengthen the multile­vel, cross-sectoral participatory territorial develop­ment planning, involving policy planners, civil socie­ty, businesses and academia. This will be ensured by stakeholder participation processes in 11 partner countries aimed to establish 11 national territorial attractiveness monitoring platforms and a common transnational one.

19 project partners
12 financing project partners
7 associated strategic partners

Improving Capacities for Enhancing Territorial Attractiveness of the Danube Region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1 860 000
ERDF Contribution: 1 294 550
IPA Contribution: 286 450
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Geodetic Institute of Slovenia Lead partner SLOVENIA
URBASOFIA, Town and regional planning company ERDF partner ROMANIA
Bulgaria Economic Forum ERDF partner BULGARIA
Institute for Spatial Planning of the Koprivnica-Križevci County ERDF partner CROATIA
CENIA, Czech Environmental Information Agency ERDF partner CZECH REPUBLIC
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Project News

  • ATTRACTIVE DANUBE - Black Forest Biosphere Reserve
    - 04-08-2017

    In June 2017, UNESCO`s "Man and the Biosphere Programme" (MAB) recognized the southern part of the Black Forest in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany as a biosphere reserve. Besides Freiburg, 28 municipalities are incorporated into the new biosphere...

  • ATTRACTIVE DANUBE - Our homeland is amazing
    - 02-08-2017

    What can a country make attractive? Is it culture, architecture, natural beauties or all of these together? Watch our new video "Our Homeland Is Amazing" created by one of the project partners, FHRIA (First Hungarian Responsible Innovation...

    - 30-06-2017

    The ATTRACTIVE DANUBE project finished its first period of implementation via a Steering Committee meeting held from 21st to 22nd June in Belgrade. This meeting was hosted by the Institute of Architecture, Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia...

  • ATTRACTIVE DANUBE - The first Croatian national workshop
    - 27-06-2017

    The first Croatia national workshop organised by Institute for Spatial Planning of the Koprivnica-Križevci County took place on 14 June 2017 in Koprivnica. The workshop was started with the introduction of the ATTRACTIVE DANUBE project and...

  • ATTRACTIVE DANUBE - Invitation to the Romanian National Workshop
    - 20-06-2017

    The transnational project "ATTRACTIVE DANUBE - Improving Capacities for Enhancing Territorial Attractiveness of the Danube Region" deals with the topic of territorial attractiveness of the Danube Region and the specific elements of potential that...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)