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International Event "DRAVA AS AN OPPORTUNITY"

The Partnership for the Drava Cycling Route, in cooperation with the Initiative for Drava, is organizing an international event titled "DRAVA AS AN OPPORTUNITY", which aims to connect organizations and individuals, who are working in the area of sustainable tourism development and Drava River preservation in Slovenia and Croatia.

Event topics will include cycling tourism along the Drava River and the experience of nature along the Drava River - connecting the interpretation of nature and (cycling) tourism on/along the Drava River. At the event, we want to exchange ideas for new projects for the sustainable development/preservation of the Drava and its riverine, and to establish future cooperation on an international level based on joint project ideas.

The international event will be held on Thursday, November 8th, 2018, between 10 am and 4 pm on the premises of the Miklavž Cultural Center (Kulturni dom Miklavž) at Dravsko polje, Cesta v Rogozo 11, Miklavž na Dravskem polju, Slovenia.


9:45 am Gathering of participants.

10:00 am Opening speech, Mr. Leo Kremžar, president of the Partnership for the Drava Cycling Route in Slovenia, mayor of the Municipality Miklavž na Dravskem polju.

10:15 am Drava Bike Trail partnership presentation, Mrs. Mateja Softič, Iskriva, Institute of Development of Local Potentials.

10:30 am Drava Bike Trail in Slovenia, Mr. Uroš Rozman, Koroška Region Development Agency (RRA Koroška) and Mrs. Karmen Razlag, Maribor - Pohorje Destination Management Agency (Zavod za turizem Maribor - Pohorje).

10:45 am Drava Bike Trail in Austria, Mr. Paco Wrolich, Kärnten Tourism Marketing Organization (Kärnten Werbung, Austria).

11:00 am Drava Bike Trail in Croatia, Mrs. Lidija Vrečar Mišćin, Cycling Tourism Agency of Croatia (Koordinacijsko tijelo za razvoj cikloturizma Hrvatske).

11:15 am Amazon of Europe Bike Trail, Mrs. Urška Dolinar, Iskriva, Institute of Development of Local Potentials.

11:30 am Interpretation and preservation of the natural environment along the Drava River, Mr. Andrej Grmovšek, Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation (Zavod RS za varstvo narave)

11:45 am Coffee break

12:00 am Workshops:

  • cycling tourism along the Drava River,
  • cross-border integration of the interpretation of nature along the Drava River in connection with (cycling) tourism.

1:30 pm Brief presentation of the results of the workshops.

2:00 pm Banquet.

3:00 pm View of the new section of the Drava Cycling Route, in good weather with bicycles.

4:00 pm Closing of the event.

*Please confirm your participation by e-mail no later than Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, by 12 am.

In the hope that you will attend the event,

Sincerely yours, Leo Kremžar, University graduate journalist

President of the Partnership

The event is organized by the Maribor - Pohorje Tourist Board in cooperation with the Koroška Region Development Agency and the Initiative for Drava.