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.
Some impressions from the first year:
2nd Partner Meeting in Austria, PP2 Styrian Eisenwurzen
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2nd Partner Meeting in Austria, PP4 Geopark Karawanken-Karavanke
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Kick-Off Meeting in Slovenia, LP Geopark Idrija
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- 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
|Filename||Date of upload|
|5.1._New competences in GeoHeritage interpretation||07-02-2018 14:58:02|
|4.1._Guideline for development of innovative GeoProducts||07-02-2018 14:56:15|
|Idrija Heritage Centre||Lead email@example.com||Slovenia|
|Balaton-felvidéki National Park Directorate||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Hungary|
|Styrian Eisenwurzen||ERDF email@example.com||Austria|
|Public Institution "Nature Park Papuk"||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Croatia|
|ARGE Geopark Karavanks||ERDF email@example.com||Austria|
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