Morocco - Workshop in the desert


A workshop for partner agencies of Weltweitwandern brought participants from 14 countries together to a desert hiking experience combined with intensive discussion units.

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New offer: Stratagem - simulation game for the sustainable development of an emerging nation


Stratagem - simulation game for the sustainable development of an emerging nation.

Dennis Meadows, author of ‚Limits of Growth‘, developed the strategic simulation game Stratagem. It is a computerized board game simulating the more or less sustainable development of an emerging nation. Christian Baumgartner offers to groups to moderate the simulation game.

Time needed: 6-8 hours.

Folder: STRATAGEM (pdf, 2.1 MB)

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Kick-Off for a three-year EU project: European Cultural Routes of Reformation


Lutherstadt Eisleben gives the perfect frame for the Kick-Off meeting of a three-year EU Interreg project: 'European Cultural Routes of Reformation'. 7 countries, 12 partners to develp a network of hiking routes that will aply for the Council of Europe label. Christian does the project management for one of the two Austrian partners - the Protestant Church Austria.

Pictures: City of Eisleben

Cycling Tourism in the Ukrainian Danube Delta


At the most eastern part of the Danube Limes - the Roman fortification to secure the borders against the north. In the Ukrainian Danube Delta for the development of a cycling tourism project - connected with EuroVelo 6, the Danube trail. Discussing in Odessa with representatives of Odessa oblast (region) and the city council. Organised by Agricola, a Ukrainian member of the Danube Competence Centre DCC.

Pictures: Baumgartner, City of Odessa

ITB 2016


A successful ITB 2016 is over. Christian took part in two interesting panel discussions:

Futouris organized the panel about 'Tourism and Development Cooperation', opened by the German Minister for International Cooperation, Gerd Müller. At the panel the top representatives of German tourism: Hasso Von Düring (futouris), Michael Frenzel (BTW), Norbert Fiebig (DRV), Stefanie Berg (Thomas Cook), Thomas Ellerbeck (TUI Group), Sören Hartmann (DER Touristik) - and Heinz Fuchs (Tourism Watch) and Christian Baumgartner for civil society and academia.

The Upper Austrian Tourism Board organised a panel discussing new trends in tourism,  mobility, slow tourism, and others. With political and industry representatives and the sociologist Prof Girtler.

Pictures: futouris; OberÖsterreich Tourismus / Herbst

Honorary Professor for Christian Baumgartner


Christian received the title as Honorary Professor (FH) from the IMC FH Krems (Austria)

After 12 years of teaching as external lecturer and several EU projects together, the IMC FH Krems collegium decided to value this dedication with the title as Honorary Professor (FH) within a solemnly celebration act.

Pictures: IMC FH Krems