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

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Idrija Heritage Centre Lead partner mojca.gorjup-kavcic@geopark-idrija.si Slovenia
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
Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation ERDF partner martina.stupar@zrsvn.si Slovenia
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Project News

  • Danube GeoTour - Successful extra meeting in Croatia from 26th – 28th November 2018
    - 05-12-2018

      Interreg Danube GeoTour Project meeting in Papuk UNESCO Global...

  • Danube GeoTour - Partners presenting the project at the Global Geopark Conference in Italy
    - 21-09-2018

    Geoparks and sustainable development The 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks took place at the Adamello Brenta UNESCO Global Geopark, Trentino Province, Italy, from 11 to 14 September 2018. The Conference on “Geoparks...

  • Danube GeoTour - 4th SCOM Meeting in Iron Mountain Geopark, Czech Republic
    - 19-09-2018

    The fourth project partner meeting of the Danube GeoTour is taking place form 25th - 27th September 2018 in the Czech Republic. The meeting is going to be in the Iron Mountain Geopark in Eastern Czech Repbulic (1 hour East of the city Prag). The...

  • Danube GeoTour - IRSNC participation at the 9th International ProGEo Symposium in Poland
    - 20-07-2018

    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, ...

  • Danube GeoTour - Local publicity action in the Bakony-Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark
    - 06-07-2018

    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...

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