The EU-project InRuTou aims at developing and testing a set of tools and innovative models for facilitating the development of sustainable tourism in rural areas, specifically in mountainous regions of Italy, Austria, Poland, Romania and the Ukraine. Community consultation processes are fostered, and selected opinion leaders are trained to act as multipliers in enhancing community tourism planning by training existing and new local tourism operators, with various degrees of experience, professional and educational background.

Christian Baumgartner is involved as expert for the IMC FH Krems.