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 - BAAT has completed the Strategy for development of cycling and ecotourism in Ruse region with perspective of the ecosystem services used
    - 28-04-2021
    BAAT has completed the Strategy for development of cycling and ecotourism in Ruse region with perspective of the ecosystem services used

    Based on the situation analysis and building on previous initiative of Ruse Municipality for regional cultural route The Rivers of Time, the strategy elaborates on the idea creating an itinerary which offers calm roads for cycling with...

  • EcoVeloTour - More than 45 km of cycling signage renovated in Košice Region
    - 06-04-2021
    More than 45 km of cycling signage renovated in Košice Region

    Košice Region has finished the renovation of the signage for cyclist in the coridor of EuroVelo 11. The activity was planned within the project as a part of pilot investment with the aim to increase the quality of experince of the cyclists...

  • EcoVeloTour - Košice Region presents the possibilities of Ecotourism development during the online conference
    - 01-04-2021
    Košice Region presents the possibilities of Ecotourism development during the online conference

    On 25th of February was held an online conference thought the platform ZOOM with the topic The possibilities of ecotourism development in Košice Region in Slovakia. Project EcoVeloTour and Ecotourism development strategy in Košice Region were...

  • EcoVeloTour - DDNI has completed the CYCLING TOURISM DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IN TULCEA COUNTY
    - 29-03-2021
    DDNI has completed the CYCLING TOURISM DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IN TULCEA COUNTY

    The strategy of cycling tourism development in Tulcea county has been developed in a key moment, where the future Next Generation Fund and the Multiannual Fund from EU are planned and adapted within Romania. Even more, at this moment there are...

  • EcoVeloTour - Košice region has new counters
    - 23-03-2021
    Košice region has new counters

    Thanks to the EcoVeloTour project from the Interreg Danube Transnational Program, the Košice Region Tourism has installed new cyclist counters in support of ecotourism in the Košice Region. Košice region has two new cycling counters,...

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