SERBIA: Partners from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia,
Slovakia and Slovenia met at the 1st Multilateral Walkshop and 3rd internal thematic meetingin the framework of INSiGHTS project - Integrated Slow, Green and Healthy Tourism Strategies.
The meeting took place in Arandjelovac, Serbia on the 28th – 30th June 2017 and was hosted by Regional Economic Development Agency for Šumadija and Pomoravlje from Kragujevac.
The focus was on good practices to promote healthy lifestyle and eco-consciousness in tourism.
Nenad Popović - director of REDASP - presented the project and the sustainable tourism situation at regional level. Representatives of national institutions participated to the event: Biljana Filipović from the Ministry of Ecology, Slobodan Petrovič from the Development Agency Serbia and Aleksandar Denda from the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications. Prof. Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider from BOKU University from Vienna presented tourism concepts and pointed out the importance of unique and authentic tourist experiences in certain destinations.
INSiGHTS Project (January 2017 – June 2019) was approved in the framework of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). It is about finding solutions for making regions more attractive to tourists by developing tourism strategies focused on protection of natural and cultural resources. Regions in INSiGHTS at the same time have a great potential related to the fast-growing recreational trend of slow, green and healthy tourism.
Partners are working in close cooperation with stakeholders in eight regions to gain relevant local feedback on the current situation of tourism and also ideas and proposals for new opportunities for slow, green and healthy tourism. There will be eight integrated sustainable tourism strategies developed by the partner regions and they will be adaptable all across the Danube Region.
To learn more about the INSiGHT project please visit: www.interreg-danube.eu/insights