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

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 - Transnational Event by DCC: Cycling along the Danube (in Serbia)
    - 17-09-2021
    Transnational Event by DCC: Cycling along the Danube (in Serbia)

    The Danube Competence Center is glad to invite you to the online Transnational event EcoVeloTour: Cycling along the Danube (in Serbia) organised within the framework of the project „Fostering enhanced ecotourism planning along the Eurovelo cycle...

  • EcoVeloTour - DCC organised awareness raising event at Ada Ciganlija in Belgrade
    - 16-09-2021
    DCC organised awareness raising event at Ada Ciganlija in Belgrade

    During three „late summer“ days, the Danube Competence Center organised the awareness raising event in cooperation with JP Ada Ciganlija, public organisation that runs Belgrade largest outdoor leisure area. From August 30th til September...

  • EcoVeloTour - EcoVelotour - Final Conference
    - 14-09-2021
    EcoVelotour - Final Conference

    The EcoVeloTour project is an ecotourism development project related to the Danube cycle path. Its aim is to develop sustainable tourism, especially cycling tourism, in connection with the Eurovelo international cycle route crossing the Danube...

  • EcoVeloTour - LEARNING INTERACTION by Zuglo Municipality
    - 07-09-2021
    LEARNING INTERACTION by Zuglo Municipality

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  • EcoVeloTour - Cycling ecotourism in the Danube Region – Learning from the results of primary research
    - 16-08-2021
    Cycling ecotourism in the Danube Region – Learning from the results of primary research

    In the project EcoVeloTour CENTOURIS (with involvement of all Project Partners) conducted a transnational online-population survey in all project partner countries to gather primary data in the field of (cycle) ecotourism in the Danube...

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