DANUrB+ DANube Urban Brand + Building Regional and Local Resilience through the Valorization of Danube’s Cultural Heritage

DANUrB+ aims to reactivate underused cultural heritage and resources in shrinking settlements of Danube river’s peripheral and border regions, to create new possibilities to make its towns and regions attractive again.

We build on the work of DTP1-249-2.2 DANUrB, where the basis of a Cultural Promenade were laid down with a consistent Strategy, a functional Platform based on a wide Cultural Network, helped by thematic Tours. Such DANUrB tools were found to be most useful in peripheral and border regions, where the decaying socio-economic situation can only rely for development on the special resources of the Danube.

DANURB+ creates a dense network of stakeholders and projects along the Danube implementing EUSDR actions in the peripheral and border regions along the river which can count only on the potentials of the Danube to stop socio-economic shrinkage. The main objective is the capacity building for local stakeholders in order to enable them to cooperate locally and interregionally for the valorization of their Danube related heritage with local actions under a unified brand strong enough to increase local prosperity and international tourist attractiveness.

DANUrB+ contributes to SO 2.2 by fostering resilient use of cultural heritage and resources in the shrinking communities along the river Danube. 

The project consists of 4 horizontal thematic flows across 4 vertical WPs: Research, Planning tools, Education and Actions. Thematic flows are:

  • Interregional network as a possibility
  • Shrinking cities as a challenge
  • Locals and their cooperation as a development asset
  • Heritage as a tool 

In this matrix of work the goals of DANUrB+ become clear and easy to follow. The novelty of DANUrB+ is to bring down to earth strategical goals to real stakeholders with action plans and actions usable in peripheric situations patallely in all sections of the Danube, and to brand these initiatives in inclusive and effective ways.

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DANube Urban Brand + Building Regional and Local Resilience through the Valorization of Danube’s Cultural Heritage
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2707750
ERDF Contribution: 2047735
IPA Contribution: 253852.5
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 3
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
Budapest University of Technology and Economics Lead partner gergely.zsolt@urb.bme.hu Hungary
GPS City Guide Kft (PocketGuide) ERDF partner martin@pocketguideapp.com Hungary
National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism ERDF partner curea@incdt.ro Romania
Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre ERDF partner eszter.davida@kek.org.hu Hungary
Pest County Municipality ERDF partner HantosZ@pestmegye.hu Hungary
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Project News

    - 18-01-2022

    On Tuesday 11th January, Romanian partner Association for Urban Transition (A.T.U.) took part in a meeting with international actors from the Giurgiu-Ruse region for the DANUrB + project. Regional History Museum „Teohari Antonescu" from Giurgiu...

  • DANUrB+ - Workshop “Treat your superhero” for children in Golubac, Serbia
    - 04-01-2022
    Workshop “Treat your superhero” for children in Golubac, Serbia

    On Thursday, December 23, 2021, the second workshop with the children of the “Lasta” Preschool Institution in Golubac was held. The workshop was led by teaching assistants from the Faculty of Architecture – University of Belgrade, Aleksandar...

    - 23-12-2021

    On 21st December 2021, as part of the DANUrB+ school programs, National Tourism Cluster “Bulgarian Guide” organized an online workshop “Sustainable Entrepreneurship along the Danube”. Attended by representatives of six vocational schools and...

  • DANUrB+ - 50 Years of Research in the field of Tourism in Romania: Past, Present, and Future
    - 23-12-2021
    50 Years of Research in the field of Tourism in Romania: Past, Present, and Future

    In order to celebrate 50 years since its establishment, the National Institute of Research-Development in Tourism (INCDT), project partner in DANUrB+ (Danube Urban Brand+), organized the international symposium ”50 Years of Research in the field...

  • DANUrB+ - Educational Program in Croatia
    - 01-12-2021
    Educational Program in Croatia

    5 schools from Croatia (Dalj Elementary School, Darda Elementary School, Zmajevac Elementary School, Julija Benešića Ilok Elementary School, and Vukovar School of Economics) started their work as associates to DANUrB+ educational program this...

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