INSiGHTS INtegrated Slow, Green and Healthy Tourism Strategies

Regions in INSiGHTS all have outstanding natural and cultural resources in need to be protected. At the same time, they have a great potential related to the fast growing recreational trend of slow, green and healthy tourism, to make them attractive destinations. These features put these regions in a unique position to sustainably utilise their resources.

This objective will be supported by the main project outputs which will be generated with an effective stakeholder contribution overarching the whole project lifetime. As main local outcomes, 8 integrated sustainable tourism strategies will be developed by the partner regions on the basis of the common Guidelines which will be adaptable all across the Danube-region.

The Comprehensive Model, co-created via a set of innovative exchange sessions, will offer novel solutions along the 3 Thematic Pillars of INSiGHTS, such as (1) integrated tourism management schemes, (2) coordinated tourism supply development linked to greenways, (3) promotion of healthy & eco-conscious lifestyle. The smart tools and methods will be tested and cross-checked by pairs of partners through pilot actions centred around the key thematic issues. Finally, for maximising the policy impact of the project, Transnational Policy Recommendations will be put on the table of decision-makers.

Main results of INSiGHTS thus will be improved participatory governance frameworks tackling responsible green tourism development, able to support bottom-up networks of tourism providers and generation of quality-driven green tourism packages, which will attract more eco-conscious visitors. Improving the environmental attitude of all players within the complex tourism ecosystem will lead to a better balance between protection and sustainable exploitation of local resources, reduce the ecological footprint of destinations and also contribute considerably to sustainable socio-economic development for the benefit of local communities.

INtegrated Slow, Green and Healthy Tourism Strategies
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2308170,55
ERDF Contribution: 1837406,12
IPA Contribution: 124538,81
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


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Pons Danubii European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Lead partner Slovakia
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna ERDF partner Austria
Institute for Tourism ERDF partner Croatia
Development centre of the Heart of Slovenia ERDF partner Slovenia
Zala County Government ERDF partner Hungary
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    - 10-10-2017

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    - 13-09-2017

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    - 13-09-2017

    INSiGHTS project partners are preparenig to meet at the 2nd Multilateral Walkshop and 4th internal thematic meeting on the 17th – 20th Oktober 2017 in Pazin, Croatia. The meeting will be hosted by Local Action Group “Central Istria”. More...

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    - 12-09-2017

    1st Bilateral Study Visit of the INSiGHTS project was conducted on 19 - 20 June 2017 in the city of Plovdiv between Regional Development Agency with Business Support Centre for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Bulgaria) and Regional Economic...

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