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First Stakeholders’ Roundtable in Komárom, Hungary

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

The research team from CERS Institute for Regional Studies, Győr, Hungary held its first Stakeholders’ Roundtable within the SPOT project of the European Union HORIZONT 2020 (Social and innovative Platform On cultural Tourism and its potential towards deepening Europeanisation) on the 4th of August.

Key actors of cultural tourism were invited to discuss impacts of COVID-19 on cultural tourism in the cross-border area, tourism policy at local and regional level and shared visions of cultural tourism development across the border.

The iconic cultural tourism site of the region, the Monostor Fortress served as location for the First Roundtable. The representative of the organization responsible for the development of cultural tourism and city marketing in Komárom provided insight on future development paths related to tourism infrastructure, the managing director of Ponsdanubii EGTC shared current and future cultural tourism development projects across the border and the cultural director of the Fortress shared current and possible ways to increase engagement of cultural tourists.

Partners discussed enhancing the role of Danube in cultural tourism, opportunities and barriers of cultural tourism development and the possibilities of using the innovative SPOT-IT tool to facilitate decision-making processes in the area.

The Second Roundtable will be held at the end of August in Komárno, organized with the help of Ponsdanubii EGTC.

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