TRANSDANUBE – Sustainable transport and tourism along the Danube

Tourism Project

Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
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:

Main objective is the development of “Sustainable Mobility” along the Danube including train, bus, bike and shipping trafic to facilitate the concept of sustainable tourism in the whole Danube region.
- Improve accessibility of regions along the Danube (along the river as well as from the river to the hinterland) trough sustainable mobility offers;
- Enhance sustainable mobility in the Danube region;
- Increse added value from tourism for regions along the river Danube through mobility and tourism marketing packages;
- Raise awarness, knowledge and promotion for sustainable mobility;
- Stimulate the shift to environmentaly friendly mobility systems;
- Hightlight the benefit of sustainable mobility offers for the regions as well as the realisably of the of the development measures through pilot projects.

Implementing organization / institution:

Environment Agency Austria

Project partners:

- Environment Agency Austria (Austria),
- Danube Tourist Commision (Austria),
- Regional governmant of Burgenland (Austria),
- Bratislava Self-Governing and Economic Development of Strategy and project management (Slovakia),
- West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Nonprofit Ltd. (Hungary),
- Bakony and Balaton Regional Tourism Nonprofit Ltd. (Hungary),
- Regional Administration of Vidin Region (Bulgaria),
- Club Sustainable Development of Civil Society (Bulgaria),
- The National Institute for Research and Development in tourism (Romania),
- The South-East regional Development Agency, Internacional Cooperation , PHARE/Romanian Government Projects Implementation, ESF Projects Implementation Dept. (Romania),
- Slovak cycle club (Slovakia),
- Danube Office Ltd. (Germany),
- Danube Competence Center (Serbia),
- Regional Agency for development of the Eastern Serbia (Serbia).

Associated Strategic Partner/ Observer (national):
- Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Foresty, Environment and Water Management (Austria),
- Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (Austria),
- Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, Tourism Department (Austria),
- Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism (Bulgaria),
- Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications (Bulgaria),
- Ministry of Transport an Infrastructure Baden-Württemberg (Germany),
- Ministry of National Development Office of the Minister of State for Infrastructure (Hungary),
- Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea (Italy),
- Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism (Romania),
- Ministry of Environment and Forests (Romania),
- Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Serbia (Serbia),
-Ministry of Transport (Slovakia),

Associated Strategic Partner/Observer (other):
- Working Comm. of the Danube Regions (Austria),
- Municipality of Neusiedl am See (Austria),
- Public Transport Association VOR (Austria),
- Holiday Club BG LTD (Bulgaria),
- City of Vukovar (Croatia),
- Local Government of Győr-MosonSopron County (Hungary),
- Hungarian Tourism Private Limited Company, Reg. Marketing Dir. Central Transdanubia (Hungary),
- County Council Tulcea (Romania),
- Regional Dev. Agency Senec-Pezinok (Slovakia),
- Regional Development Agency Komárno (Slovakia),
- Donau-Auen National Park (Austria),
- Nationalpark Lake Neusiedl Seewinkel (Austria),
- Club Friends of Publics Park of Rusenski Lom (Bulgaria),
- Directorate of nature park ”Rusenski lom” (Bulgaria),
- Public Institution Nature Park Kopački rit (Croatia),
- Fertő-Hanság National Park Directorate (Hungary),
- Middle-Danube-valley Environment and water Management Directorate (Hungary),
- Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate (Hungary),
- Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority (Romania),
- Iron Gates Natural Park Administration (Romania),
- Départements & Régions cyclables (NGO) (France).

Total amount of the project: 2,77Mio.€
Financing institution(s): National, regional, local government or institutions
Name of program(s): Sout East Europe - Transnational Cooperation Programme
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