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: The transferring of European Velo experience in Romania
    - 17-06-2021
    Transnational event: The transferring of European Velo experience in Romania

    The “Danube Delta” National Institute for Research and Development Tulcea, Romania is pleased to invite you to the Transnational event with the topic “The transferring of European Velo experience in Romania”, an event organized within the project...

  • EcoVeloTour - The EcoVeloTour Guidelines for Sustainable Bicycle Tourism have been published
    - 15-06-2021
    The EcoVeloTour Guidelines for Sustainable Bicycle Tourism have been published

    In the last periods the preliminary version of the Guidelines, published in April 2019, was used as the basis for the development of eco-tourism strategies in the partner regions East Bavaria, Košice, Ruse, Subotica and Tulcea. The...

  • EcoVeloTour - DDNI ORGANIZED AN ONLINE RAISING AWARENESS EVENT
    - 25-05-2021
    DDNI ORGANIZED AN ONLINE RAISING AWARENESS EVENT

    On March 11, 2021, the "Danube Delta" National Institute for Research and Development (DDNI) organized an online debate focused on identifying a framework for the development of green infrastructure for cycling tourism and other types of...

  • EcoVeloTour - EcoVeloTour project got extended
    - 25-05-2021
    EcoVeloTour project got extended

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our project’s activities could progress slower than expected, we had very limited possibilities to meet our stakeholders in person, that is why we decided to send a request to the DTP Joint Secretariat to prolong the...

  • EcoVeloTour - KRT has completed the strategy of ecotourism development in Košice Region
    - 12-05-2021
    KRT has completed the strategy of ecotourism development in Košice Region

    During the elaboration of the ecotourism strategy, we based our work on the guidelines for the Integration of ecosystem services in ecotourism (Guidelines for ESS-based ecotourism strategy). It was the base for the elaboration of the „analytical...

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