EcoVeloTour Fostering enhanced ecotourism planning along the Eurovelo cycle route network in the Danube region

EcoVeloTour facilitates the development of sustainable tourism in the Danube region along EuroVelo routes via enhanced, conscious and ecologically sound framework of tourism destination management and extending cyclist tourism, unfolding neighbouring regions beyond the EuroVelo route.

The regions will capitalize on cultural and natural heritage, through the integration of the ecosystem service framework into ecotourism planning, that enable the attentive maintenance of high ecosystem provisions that contribute to the well-being of the region including ecotourism stakeholders in the long run.

The framework will be strongly support by sustainable mobility guidelines, that is key element in comprehensive ecotourism planning, esp. in the case of cyclist ecotourism. Moreover, a comprehensive market research will help Danube region wide to assess better the potentials and ways forward in the ecotourism development.

Regional ecotourism strategies will be elaborated based on the developed framework and good practices, studies on ecotourism, green mobility, knowledge exchange, potential ecosystem service mapping of pilot areas, intensive key actors’ cooperation, stakeholder analysis and participation, learning interactions (including e-learning) at regional and transnational level. The implementation of the strategies starts during the project lifetime including small-scale investments too. The bottom-up approach, collected experience from local level will result in a policy recommendation to ensure the capitalization of project results at policy-maker level.

Outputs

1. Transnational tools for ecotourism development and management: enhanced framework for ecotourism development and mobility planning guidelines, transnational market research, policy recommendation, ecotourism mobile app., e-learning platform;

2. Pilot regional ecotourism strategies;

3. Transnational learning interactions.

Fostering enhanced ecotourism planning along the Eurovelo cycle route network in the Danube region
Start date
01-06-2018
End date
31-05-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2117177,58
ERDF Contribution: 1575855,96
IPA Contribution: 223744,97
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Library

Filename Date of upload
Guidelines for sustainable cycling tourism 04-09-2019 11:02:10
ESS based ecotourism guidelines 26-08-2019 11:38:55
EcoVeloTour_Newsletter_1 16-08-2019 11:15:34
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
City of Budapest, District 14 Zugló Municipality Lead partner merker.viktor@zuglo.hu HUNGARY
University of Passau - CenTouris ERDF partner Stefan.mang@uni-passau.de GERMANY
Tourism Board of East Bavaria ERDF partner poschinger@ostbayern-tourismus.de GERMANY
Bulgarian Association for Alternative Tourism ERDF partner kaloyanov.kiril@gmail.com BULGARIA
Košice Region Tourism ERDF partner lenka.jurkova@kosiceregion.com SLOVAKIA
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Project News

  • EcoVeloTour - Guidelines for sustainable bicycle tourism: now available
    - 05-09-2019
    Guidelines for sustainable bicycle tourism: now available

    ’In the following chapters of the guidelines you will find all necessary tools and recommendations to design and improve facilities and services for bicycle tourism.’ say the authors of the Guidelines for sustainable bicycle tourism, which is now...

  • EcoVeloTour - Cyclist ecotourism development - Invitation to workshop and field trip
    - 02-09-2019

    We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to the 2nd EcoVeloTour workshop on cyclist ecotourism development, that will take place in Tulcea, Romania 11-12.09.2019. The event will give pass on the knowledge and experience created in the...

  • EcoVeloTour - Learning strategy: The first EcoVeloTour workshop in Kosice
    - 02-09-2019
    Learning strategy:  The first EcoVeloTour workshop in Kosice

    The 1st EcoVeloTour workshop on cyclist ecotourism planning attracted nearly 50 participants, EcoVeloTour partners, associated strategic partners and stakeholders from the Danube Region including Slovakian ministry, EuroVelo coordinator, NGOs...

  • EcoVeloTour - New guidelines released - Learn more about ecosystem services based tourism
    - 21-08-2019
    New guidelines released - Learn more about ecosystem services based tourism

          Are you an expert in tourism or mobilty and developing an ecosystem...

  • EcoVeloTour - REGISTER HERE for 1st ECOVELOTOUR WORKSHOP on CYCLIST ECOTOURISM PLANNING
    - 21-03-2019

    ECOVELOTOUR WORKSHOP on CYCLIST ECOTOURISM PLANNING K 13 – Košické kultúrne centrá príspevková organizácia Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia 10-11th April 2019 Register...

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