In Feldbach, on July 5, 2017 two COSME projects, where regional small and medium-sized enterprises were involved, met for exchange and a joint presentation. The first program was an impulse lecture by the Chairman of the Region “Steirisches Vulkanland” and mayor of the city of Feldbach Ing. Josef Ober. Also the press-responsible lady of the tourism regional association Thermenland, Mrs. Belinda Schagerl and Mr. Christian Ortauf from the tourist office Feldbach followed the invitation. The project EDEN55plus-NW focused on working with the tourism companies in 3 workshops and networking, the companies have made a joint brochure for tourism agencies.
Pilot projects were conducted by senior citizens in both projects. With DiscOver55 + exactly these evaluations of the seniors were taken under the microscope and a handbook with recommendations for the tourism offer development developed. The expert information was followed by partner contributions, ethno-program from Solcavsko, Rezi-Cake and bobbins from Idrija and Velebit cheese at a special place, the Altstadtgasse in Feldbach.
At the Loambudl, a regionally typical bowling alley, the communication among the guests culminated. EDEN SMEs meet on DiscOver55 target group. This exchange fulfilled the most important point of the Pilottest experience: “Provides more opportunities for the 55+ target group in the tourist programs for direct contact with the regional population.”