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|
|004_Communication Plan||18-10-2017 09:26:11|
|002_Guidelines for Quality Assurance Management||18-10-2017 09:24:09|
|001_Implementation Plan||18-10-2017 09:23:19|
|Idrija Heritage Centre||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovenia|
|Balaton-felvidéki National Park Directorate||ERDF email@example.com||Hungary|
|Styrian Eisenwurzen||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|Public Institution "Nature Park Papuk"||ERDF email@example.com||Croatia|
|ARGE Geopark Karavanks||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
On 10 October 2017, members of the working group took a field trip to the Dolenjsko region as part of their preparations for a pilot geoproduct. The participants looked at the best practice example - the development and marketing of the...
Project meeting in Wildalpen, Austria from 20th – 23rd September 2017 Last week the second get-together of the project partners took place in Austria. The UNESCO Global Geoparks Karawanken-Karavanke and Styrian Eisenwurzen had the chance to...
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Last week Martina Stupar from our project partner The Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation presented our project with the focus on "How to manage recreation activities and preserve geoheritage in geoparks" at...
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...