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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovenia|
|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|
|Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovenia|
Report on participation at the 9th International ProGEO Symposium, Chęciny, Poland, 2018 Martina Stupar, PP5; Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation The ProGEO Symposium took place in The Centre of Geoeducation, ...
Since 2008 the Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark annually organizes a geopark contest for small groups of 7-8th grade, enthusiastic students from all over the local schools of the geopark’s area. This year the project partner had the...
In spring filming for the Danube GeoTour image video went on in the UNESCO Global Geoparks Idrija (Slovenia), Papuk (Croatia), Karawanken-Karavanke (Austria - Slovenia) and Styrian Eisenwurzen (Austria). In 2018 the other project partners are...
Enjoy the following images of our partners as they where very active promoting our Interreg Danube GeoTour project on several occasions. A lot of people were interested in the Danube GeoTour. These are great opportunities to interact and promote...
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