One of the founding members of the Danube Civil Society Forum: Damir Demonja from the Institute for Development and International Relations published a very interesting article in the Geographica Pannonica Journal, on the importance of the Danube Strategy for tourism and culture development of the Croatian Danube Region.
Please find the article in the attachement.
From the Abstract:
The Danube Region consists of various countries that are determined by geographic, economic, cultural
and socio-demographic characteristics. Certain regions show different trends of development with
increasing regional differences. Regarding thattheimportancegets newly formed EU Strategy for the
Danube Region, the Danube Strategy, which represents a new approach to the European Union’s macro-
regions, and is focused on four main directions of cooperation in the Danube Region: linking macroregions,
environmental protection, building prosperity and strengthening macro-region.
Croatia, as a Danube country, accepted the idea of creating a unified European international space, as
suggested in the Danube Strategy, and it is actively engaged in the process. The Croatian Danube Region
includes two easternmost counties, Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem. The rich cultural and natural
heritage of the two counties can be further exploited in the improved tourist offer, advocated by the
Strategy. Croatian Danube Region has tourism potentials and with the appropriate measures and incentives
this region could become one of the leading regions in continental tourism in Croatia.