October 26, 2015
by Karsten Palme
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Success factors of touristic projects in the LEADER program

With the beginning of the LEADER-funding period 2014-2020 high funds are available for many rural regions in Europe.  LEADER is one of the few financial instruments of the EU which provides explicit financial support for tourism. Many innovative, sustainable and … Continue reading

January 7, 2015
by COMPASS
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Cross-border destination management

In a previous article we reported about the approaches in cross-border regions and the difficulty that positive projects and its respective indicators of success actually are not documented. There is no real exchange and best practice examples and Lessons Learned … Continue reading

September 9, 2014
by Silke Tosch
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The INTERREG V A programme 2014-2020 is waiting for its approval – the German-Dutch community is about to begin

During the INTERREG IV programme a lot of innovative projects were successfully completed such that a continuation of the programme with increased financial means will take place for 2014-2020. The main focus of the new German-Dutch INTERREG V A programme … Continue reading

January 1, 2014
by Karsten Palme
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Simple, yet so difficult to implement: Intercultural Management in Tourism – A Report of the DGT Annual Meeting

“Intercultural Management in Leisure and Tourism” was the topic of the last annual meeting of the German Society of Tourism Research (DGT) to be summarised here. As we have long been dealing with cross-border tourism development, it was of course … Continue reading

December 11, 2013
by COMPASS
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A cross-border business magazine as a medium for Dutch-German cooperation?

Border areas are distinguished by their more distant location to the respective political center. Therefore the neighbourly cooperation between these regions appears to be more important. Often, the economic activities of companies are inhibited by the boundary location, just as … Continue reading