DANUBEPARKS STEP 2.0

Tourism Project

Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for tourism development with only partial contents for sustainability
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2014
Objectives and results of the project:

The main objective was to set up cooperation on a transnational level where it had been only bilateral or non-existant before , to find joint positions and common strategies for presing issues and to learn from each other’s practices, experience and pilot projects.
- Enhence nature conservation of Danube River Protected Areas;
- Manage Danube Protected Areas wisely;
- Exchange and promote expertise in management;
- Improve knowledge of the ecological status of the river, as well as the economic, social an environmental impact the management of the Danube Protected Areas;
- Take actions for the prevention, control and reduction of pullation in the foodplains and wetlands in the Danube Basin;
- Promote awareness of the international importance of the Danube River;
- Promote sustainable development;
- Influence the implementation and future development of public policies.

Implementing organization / institution:

Donau-Auen National Park (Austria)

Project partners:

Donau-Auen National Park,
Danube Delta Biosphare Reserve Authority ,
Rusenski Lom National Park,
Persina National Park,
Djerdap National Park,
Vojvodinašume,
Lonjsko Polje National Park,
Kopački rit National Park,
Duna-Drava National Park,
Duna-Ipoly National Park,
Fertö-Hanság National Park,
BROZ,
City of Ingolstadt,
Landkreis Neuburg-Schrobenhausen.

The observer partners representing Protected Areas:
The Association of Galati Country Fisherman,
Agency Moldsilva
Romsilva – Iron Gates National Park.

Other observer partners:
ICPDR,
ALPARC,
Piatra Craiului National Park,
Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation,
Via Donau,
Vienna City Municipal Department 49 Forestry Office and Urban Agriculture,
State Nature Protection of the Slovak Republic,
Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province,
Ministry of Culture of Croatia,
Federal Ministry of Agriculture Forestry, Environment and Management of Austria,
Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health,
Executive Forest Agency of Bulgaria,
Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning of Serbia and Interim Secretariat of the Carpatian Convention – UNEP Vienna.

Total amount of the project: 2.204.901,00€
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): European Territorial Cooperation in South East Europe (ETC-SEE)