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SReST – Socially Responsible Slow Food Tourism in the Danube Region

SReST – Socially Responsible Slow Food Tourism in the Danube Region


01.01.2024. - 30.06.2030.


1.540.470,00 EUR

Project Description

The SReST project is implemented within the INTERREG program for the Danube Region with a focus on Specific Objective 3.3. Socio-economic development through heritage, culture and tourism. The project will help rural areas become more economically resilient and attractive to a larger number of tourists. At the same time, it will address the differences between more developed sustainable destinations in the European Union and the challenges related to migration and population depopulation. The project will promote biological diversity, culinary heritage and local culture. The aim is to expand the tourism offer and promote slow food tourism that respects local traditions. In this way, SReST aims to create new jobs and stimulate agricultural growth, as well as social changes towards a more sustainable future, especially in the tourism sector.


The main objective of SReST project is to promote slow food tourism in the Danube region and enhance the employability of vulnerable groups by providing solutions based on an innovative slow food methodology that enables the valorisation of agrobiodiversity and gastronomic heritage and a fair distribution of generated benefits, including the well-being of the host communities.


The SReST project will result in the engagement of 21 additional organizations in piloting activities, enhancing their capacity in agrobiodiversity valorisation and socially responsible slow food tourism. It will develop solutions for creating tourism itineraries, engaging vulnerable groups and valorising agrobiodiversity in depopulated areas. Detailed action instructions will be provided for SMEs, NGOs and support organizations, facilitated by the SReST Knowledge & Innovation Ecosystem Platform. This will support the development of strategies and legal frameworks for sustainable slow food tourism. During this period, 10 partners from Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro will undertake various activities and initiatives aimed at promoting slow food tourism and improving the socio-economic development of the region.


Lead Partner:

  • Municipality of Postojna (PO), Slovenia

Project Partners:

  • University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA), Slovakia
  • Institute for Sustainable Growth (NATIVA), Slovenia
  • Agricultural cooperative Island of Krk (PZ OK), Croatia
  • Municipal community Dubašnica d.o.o., Croatia
  • Hajdú-Bihar County Government (HBMÖ), Hungary
  • Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency (SERDA), Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Tourism organization of Western Serbia (TOZS), Serbia
  • Association of Citizens "Vedrina Polimlja", Serbia
  • NGO Kisele vode, Montenegro


Aida Džamalija Duran, e-mail

Ajla Isović, e-mail

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