Danube Industry and its intangible heritage ( working title)

  • Project idea information

    Priority

    Environment and culture responsible Danube region - Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

    Project Idea Promoter
    (name of the institution)

    Zasavje Regional Development Agency

    Needs and challenges
    (Needs, main problems or challenges to be addressed)

    Culture and cultural heritage represent the most important foundation for creating and maintaining identity, belonging and citizenship values.
    One of the branches of cultural heritage is also an industrial heritage, as a consequence of industrialisation from late 18th century.
    The industrialization shape scenery, towns, people’s life, nations and habits. Danube territory is well known for its multiethnicism and diversity. Moreover, its attractiveness also lies in the diversity of industrial heritage.
    The project will deal with intangible heritage and its influence on greater involvement with everyday life of the destination. Besides, cultural tourism and with thus industrial tourism has often been described as the best model for local tourism development or the tourism that brings financial and social benefits for local community.

    Objectives
    (main and specific objectives to be achieved)

    Main objective: preservation and revival of industrial heritage in the Danube region

    Specific objectives:
    - valorisation of industrial heritage
    - adding a new content to industrial heritage and making it narrative
    - revival and sustainable development of industrial heritage

    Main results and core outputs

    Improved frameworks, capacities and solutions for sustainable tourism in the Danube region based on protection and sustainable use of cultural/industrial heritage and resources in order to reap multiple benefits in terms of economic development, environmental protection and quality of life.
    The project will create synergy and intensive collaboration between local and regional stakeholders, support activities in the fields of cultural exchange and, increase cultural diversity, achieve cooperation and communication between existing industrial heritage sites, museums, art schools, individuals, cultural and other associations, improve frameworks for marketing of tourist products and raise the awareness on the benefits of cultural diversity with emphasis on industrial heritage in the Danube Region.

    Main foreseen activities

    - strategy for active community participation in order to achieve and maintain sustainability of tourism product (interpretation of industrial heritage, how to make tourist experience more educational, emotional, social and interactive with the place, its living culture and local people)

    - pilot activities – e.g. how to turn shift from traditional forms of cultural tourism to new, creative experiences, undertaking creative spectacle activities around existing passive tourist resources, virtual interpretations via Internet, especially social media, etc., agro tourism, eco-tourism and gastro tourism culinary tourism as a niche - the real and authentic value of traditional food is determined by the specific place where it is produced and consumed, establishment or plans for establishment of e.g. heritage interpretation centres, as part of already existed tourist infrastructure, implementation of technology in the cultural heritage which can reinforce visitor experiences,..

    Innovative character of the project idea

    The project will deal with intangible heritage and its influence on greater involvement with everyday life of the destination. Besides, cultural tourism and with thus industrial tourism has often been described as the best model for local tourism development or the tourism that brings financial and social benefits for local community.

    Estimated Total Budget
    (in EUR)

    1.700.000,00 EUR

    Estimated duration
    (in months)

    24

  • Partners involved at this stage

    ERDF Partners

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    IPA Partners

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    Associated Strategic Partners

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  • Partners requested

    ERDF Partners

    tourism organisations, municipalities, research institutions, universities, museums, regional agencies, ministries

    IPA Partners

    tourism organisations, municipalities, research institutions, universities, museums, regional agencies, ministries

    Associated Strategic Partners

    tourism organisations, municipalities, research institutions, universities, museums, regional agencies, ministries

  • Contact Person

    Name

    Lucija Štaut

    Address

    Kolodvorska cesta 2, 1410 Zagorje ob Savi

    Country

    Slovenia

    Telephone number

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)