IDRIJA UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK
The Danube Geotour project, the lead partner of which was the Idrija Geopark, involved a total of 11 partners from the Danube region. The project activities were financed as part of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme 2014–2020. The main purpose of the project was to improve the strategies and capacities of management in the Danube geoparks, to develop practical solutions for activities based on a rich geological heritage and other natural and cultural monuments, as well as to take advantage of positive market trends for the development of sustainable tourism without negative effects on the environment in the eight geoparks of the Danube region.
The main result of the project is the Danube GeoTour which runs through all the participating geoparks of the Danube region. During the project, a number of new and innovative geoproducts were developed based on a diverse heritage that was presented to the geoparks’ visitors in an interesting and innovative manner. The common innovative product strengthened the collaboration between the geoparks and improved the visibility and recognition of UNESCO Global Geopark in the Danube region and world-wide.