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