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
|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|
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...
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...
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...
During 13th and 15th March 2017 the KICK-OFF MEETING OF DANUBE GEOTOUR PROJECT (Valorisation of geo-heritage for sustainable and innovative tourism development of Danube Geoparks) will be held in IDRIJA, SLOVENIA. The first day will be...