Interreg: Karavanks@Future.eu – Studies of the potential for the economy and identity of the Karawanken region
Daniel Zollner, Stefan Merkac
University of Klagenfurt
The Interreg project “Karavanks@Future.eu”, which was concluded in 2012, was implemented by 16 partners from Carinthia and Slovenia. The aim of the numerous project activities was to provide stimuli for the economy of the region. E.C.O. compiled three basic studies. The economic analysis took place on the basis of existing statistical data and showed the strengths and weaknesses along with the regional development potential. The identity study made use of qualitative interviews to gain a closer understanding of the population’s collective perception of the region. Fundamental framework conditions for successful implementation were discussed in a concluding report on communication and market strategies.