Danube Canyon in Caras Severin County, Romania

Work Packages

To reach the objectives of the project six work packages (WP) were defined.... project timeline

WP 0 - 2 are about project- and financial management and internal/external communication.

These work packages cover all activities needed to coordinate project implementation, partnership and to fulfill the technical project obligations. Different communication activities (newsletters, webpage, meetings, etc.) are planned to ensure the expected dissemination-activities of project outputs/results as well as relevant material to be produced and made available to the broad public.

WP 3 - 6 contain the operational working programm

WP 3: Transport & tourism system analysis

3.1 Development of common methodology
3.2 State of the Art - Sustainable mobility in tourism
3.3 Good practice collection

It is the objective of this WP to provide a comprehensive overview about the status quo of sustainable mbolity in tourism in the regions along the Danube. For a successful project implementation different levels of experience on the upper and the lower reaches of the Danube have to be taken into account.
Common action implementation has to start with a common understanding of the objectives and the working programme on the expert level. Common wording followed by the elaboration of a common methodology will provide the guideline for the implementation of activities.
Besides the analysis of the status quo, good practices will be identified, taking into account also experiences outside the SEE region. The comparison of the SoA and the good practices will result in the identification of gaps and prospects for further sustainable mobility development in tourism in the Danube region.
The outputs of these activities will be used for the development of the common soft mobility vision, the regional action plans and the development of concrete sustainable transport offers and sustainalbe tourism packages (Act. 4.2 and actions in WP5).

Organisation committee for WP3:
WP leader: Camelia Surugiu, PP08, camellia_surugiu@incdt.ro
ACT 3.1 leader: Agnes Kurzweil, LP, agnes.kurzweil@umweltbundesamt.at
ACT 3.2 leader: Roman Michalek PP02, roman.michalek@b-mobil.info
ACT 3.3 leader: Boris Camernik, IPA1, boris.camernik@danubecc.org

WP 4: Sustainable mobility offers and demonstrations

4.1 Soft mobility vision & regional action plans
4.2 Sustainable transport offers
4.3 Guidelines

It is the objective of the project to develop sustainable mobility along the Danube including train, bus, bike and shipping traffic to improve accessibility and facilitate the concept of sustainable tourism in the whole Danube region.
Activities being implemented by the partners differ in scope and the level of detailedness. In order to guarantee the joint action implementation, the partners will develop a common soft mobility vision, providing a common understanding of the concept of sustainable mobility and basic principles on how to implement the concept of sustainable mobility in tourism in the partner regions and beyond.
Based on the common vision and the State of the Art analysis, regional action plans will be elaborated by the partners. These action plans should include a regional strategy on how to implement soft mobility as a concept in the region, and an implementation plan. It will be the guideline for action implementation in the project and beyond.
The development of sustainable transport offers in the project Transdanube covers the whole range from basic feasibility studies to detailed business cases and demonstrations of selected pilot actions, always taking into account the commonly defined principles of sustainable mobility in tourism in the Danube region.
The experiences gained during the implementation of the activities on the transnational as well as on the regional level will be summarized in manuals. These manuals will guarantee the transferability of project outputs to other regions interested in further development and implementation of sustainable mobility offers.

Organisation committee for WP4:
WP leader: Roman Michalek, PP02, roman.michalek@b-mobil.info
ACT 4.1 leader: Boris Camernik, IPA1, boris.camernik@danubecc.org
ACT 4.2 leader: Roman Michalek, PP02, r.michalek@ebe-solutions.at
ACT 4.3 leader: Camelia Surugiu, PP08, camellia_surugiu@incdt.ro

WP 5: Mobility & tourism marketing

5.1 Tourism mobility information
5.2 Soft mobility offers and packages
5.3 Marketing strategies and measures

While WP4 is mainly dealing with providing the concrete transport offers for the concept of sustainable mobility in tourism, WP5 is focusing on the promotion of the specific qualities / attractions of the regions along the Danube together with the existing/newly developed sustainable transport offers.
WP5 activities are addressing the issue of promoting sustainable tourism in the Danube region on different levels:
1. Development of regional marketing strategies to promote soft mobility in the Danube region
2. General information about the existing touristic attractions and the possibilities to get there using sustainable means of transport presented in form of a digital map accessible by the broad public (both local people and tourists)
3. Development of criteria for soft mobility packages in order to provide tourists with objective indicators for sustainable mobility offers
4. Development of sustainable mobility tourism packages (covering the whole tourist service chain)
5. Development of specific marketing measures like signing, information campaigns for tourist/mobility information centers, etc.

Organisation committee for WP5:
WP leader: Peter Furik, PP03, peter.furik@region-bsk.sk
ACT 5.1 leader: Boris Camernik, IPA1, boris.camernik@danubecc.org
ACT 5.2 leader: Petra Katzorke, 20%PP, p.katzorke@donaubuero.de
ACT 5.3 leader: Gerhard Skoff, PP01, barbara.schussek@danube-river.org

WP 6: Stakeholder Involvement, evaluation, follow up activities

6.1 Transnat. cooperation and evaluation concept
6.2 Reg. and nat. stakeholder involvement, training and awareness raising
6.3 Transnational und EU-Stakeholder involvement
6.4 Validation of project outputs/results
6.5 Follow-up preparation

For a successful implementation of (pilot) activities and for achieving durable results and political sustainability the integration of local, regional and national stakeholders will be of major importance in all stages of the project cycle. Therefore measures for stakeholder involvement, training and awareness raising are foreseen in this Work Package. This will be complemented by addressing the transnational as well as EU-Level in order to disseminate results of the project, communicate common policy recommendations and further support the Danube Strategy process. Upon results of pilot activities follow-up financing bodies and institutions shall be addressed to ensure continuing financing for next steps in the regions and on transnational level if deemed necessary.
Towards the end of the project possible common follow-up activities shall be discussed, key points defined and the 2014+ ETC-process closely monitored to be informed about further transnational cooperation possibilities.
Within WP6 a concept for the evaluation of the project outputs and results will be developed. The continuous evaluation will be carried out during the periodic partner meetings and the regional/national workshops (6.2) to be organised by the partners bringing in the point of view / expertise of external stakeholders.

Organisation committee for WP6:
WP leader: Barbara Schussek, PP01, barbara.schussek@danube-river.org, reiner@oear.at


Contact Details

Environment Agency Austria
Agnes Kurzweil
T: +43-(0)1-313 04-5554
E: office@transdanube.eu