Project on sustainable territorial development of the Danube area presented

OSIJEK, 18.5.2011.

Drawing up a transnational strategy for the sustainable territorial development of the Danube area, with special regard to tourism, is the main objective of the Datourway project, worth EUR 3.1 million. A total of 17 partner institutions from Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Italy took part in Wednesday's presentation of the project, held in the Regional Development Agency of Slavonia and Baranja in the eastern Croatian city of Osijek.

The Datourway project presents an outstanding example of transnational cooperation committed to the development of tourism along the Danube River, while paying particular attention to the protection and enhancement of the natural and cultural resources linked to this area of the great European waterway.

The aim of the project is to enhance and promote transnational cooperation in tourism linked to the various potentials of the river, the riverbanks, and the natural beauty of the riverside area and the architectural assets of the lively towns, cities and villages by the Danube. (Hina)