Facilities Management for Smart Sustainable Tourism Development in the Danube Region (FM SMART DANUBE)

  • Project idea information


    Environment and culture responsible Danube region - Increase competences for business and social innovation - Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources - Improve energy security and energy efficiency - Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges

    Project Idea Promoter
    (name of the institution)

    Varna University of Managment (VUM)

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

    DTP recognizes the need for the development of sustainable methods of exploitation of the natural and cultural resources to jointly valorize the region’s tourism potential. The efforts need to focus not only on the preservation of the tourist sites but al

    (main and specific objectives to be achieved)

    1. To improve the sustainability of the tourism sector in the Danube region through valorizing integrated facility management solutions in the hospitality enterprises
    Specific objectives:
    1. To promote integrated facilities management as a solutio

    Main results and core outputs

    - A professional network of experts and stakeholders
    - Inter-institutional strategy for integrated FM and knowledge transfer in tourism
    - On-line collaborative platform and learning tool for best-practice and knowledge exchange for smart FM in touri

    Main foreseen activities

    Communication Activities; Establishment of a network for smart integrated FM in tourism for the Danube region; Identification and promotion of knowledge and best-practice applied-research projects; An on-line collaborative platform and learning tool for t

    Innovative character of the project idea

    Sustainability refers not only to the management of the natural and cultural sites but also to the optimization of the basic tourism services and the functioning of tourism enterprises. The sustainable management of the facilities in tourism is a new conc

    Estimated Total Budget
    (in EUR)

    700 000

    Estimated duration
    (in months)

    30 months

  • Partners involved at this stage

    ERDF Partners


    IPA Partners


    Associated Strategic Partners


  • Partners requested

    ERDF Partners

    universities, development agencies, local and regional authorities, chambers of commerce, SMEs, tourism councils, etc

    IPA Partners

    universities, development agencies, local and regional authorities, chambers of commerce, SMEs, tourism councils, etc

    Associated Strategic Partners

    local and regional authorities

  • Contact Person


    Tzvetalina Genova


    13a Oborishte str.



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