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Project name: ATTRACTIVE DANUBE - Improving Capacities to Enhance Territorial Attractiveness of the Danube Region

Name of the financing programme: Interreg Danube Transnational Programme,

Priority Axis: PA4. Well governed Danube region

Period: 01 January 2017 to 30 June 2019 (30 moths)

Total budget: 1 860 000 EURO

Partnership: 19 project partners

12 financing project partners (from 11 countries)

7 associated strategic partners

Territorial attractiveness (TA) is reflected in the set of specific economic, environmental and social potentials of a territory which make it competitive in comparison to other territories. Through good governance, policies can maximise these potentials to increase attractiveness of the regions for residents, visitors and investors. The main challenge in the Danube Region is lack of capacities of target groups involved in development planning for more efficient and cooperative multilevel governance considering the needs of all stakeholders.


The main project objective is to strengthen multilevel and transnational governance and institutional capacities of policy planners involved in territorial development of the Danube Region, which will result in more harmonised governance system of the area. This will be achieved by firstly  establishing a permanent common transnational platform for monitoring territorial attractiveness (CO-TAMP), 11 national platforms (TAMP), and Territorial attractiveness atlas.

Secondly, we will implement an intensive capacity building programme for empowering multilevel public authorities and civil society in 11 countries related to development planning resulting in enhanced skills and knowledge.

Finally, the policy integration process, including transnational workshops, policy recommendations and memorandum of understanding, will capitalise the results and assure the long-term impact and leverage effect in the society


By such innovative approach, combining the capacity building with user friendly web platforms on TA, the target groups will learn to identify and utilise territorial potentials of the Danube Region. Policy planners at all levels representing economic, environmental and social aspects, as well as civil society, business and academia, will be able to better respond to development trends and societal challenges in the region, shaping the territorial policies in order to create a more attractive Danube Region.


 Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA)