Danube GeoTour - Valorisation of geo-heritage for sustainable and innovative tourism development of Danube Geoparks

The 8 participating Geoparks are rich in geo-heritage and represent unique areas in the Danube region. Their sustainable tourism development however lags behind quality standards of top European Geoparks. This project faces a challenge recognized by all partners: the sustainable use of the exceptional wealth of Geopark natural resources and heritage through sustainable tourism development that avoids the negative environmental impacts. The main project result will be joint Danube GeoTour designed to strengthen cooperation between the regions’ Geoparks and act as an innovative tourism product to accelerate visibility and tourist visits in the geoparks. Common strategy for sustainable management of tourism pressures will form the basis for creating innovative geoproducts. Sharing experiences, testing pilot geotourism products and new interpretative approaches should increase local inhabitants’ engagement, Geopark management capacities and lower the quality gap between Danube and other European Geoparks.

Valorisation of geo-heritage for sustainable and innovative tourism development of Danube Geoparks
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1666362,5
ERDF Contribution: 1328063,36
IPA Contribution: 88344,75
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Idrija Heritage Centre Lead partner mojca.gorjup-kavcic@geopark-idrija.si Slovenia
Balaton-felvidéki National Park Directorate ERDF partner knauer@geopark.hu Hungary
Styrian Eisenwurzen ERDF partner oliver.gulas@eisenwurzen.com Austria
Public Institution "Nature Park Papuk" ERDF partner goran_pavic@yahoo.com Croatia
ARGE Geopark Karavanks ERDF partner gerald.hartmann@geopark-karawanken.at Austria
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Project News

  • Danube GeoTour - Presenting the Danube GeoTour at the National Geoparks Conference of Czech Republic
    - 20-06-2017

       During the days 24th – 26th of May 2017, 4th Conference of National geoparks of Czech Republic took place in the town of Nová Paka, the Eastern gate of Bohemian Paradise UNESCO Global Geopark. Conference itself was divided into three...

    - 12-06-2017

    As part of our activities for setting up the Visitor Centre in the Idrija Geopark we visited some more examples of good practice. On Wednesday, June 7, we visited the Seasonal Lakes of Pivka Ecomuseum, the Expo Postojnska jama kras exhibition and...

    - 19-05-2017

    In Idrija, our endeavours for setting up Idrija Geopark Visitor Centre as part of the Danube GeoTour Visitor Centre Network have already started.  After establishing the working group consisting of different experts, we did some brainstorming on...

  • Danube GeoTour - Successful launch of the Interreg Danube GeoTour Project
    - 22-03-2017

    Kick-off meeting in Idrija, Slovenia from 13th-15th March 2017 Last week the first get-together of the project partners at the Kick-off meeting took place. All partners of the Danube GeoTour project started together in Idrija, Slovenia...

  • Danube GeoTour - Last day to register for the Danube GeoTour Kick-Off meeting
    - 08-03-2017

    The Idrija Heritage Centre as the lead partner and the host of the kick-off event is pleased to invite you to the PUBLIC EVENT of the Kick-Off Conference held on 13 March 2017. The event is designed to raise awareness of the objectives and...

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