The "Territorial strategy concept for the sustainable development of tourism, culture and natural heritage for the Düsseldorf region - Mettmann district" (TSK) considers the state capital Düsseldorf and the district of Mettmann as a tourism development area. The aim of the TSK is to show development potential in the fields of tourism, culture and natural heritage, to define fields of action and an orientation framework for projects ERDF period 2021-2027 to be. Projects and measures should increase the attractiveness and experienceability of culture and natural heritage with the help of tourism and achieve regional economic effects. The specific funding content and criteria can be found in the respective ERDF call for the competitions. The TSK is a dynamic concept, which can be updated annually.
The Düsseldorf - Mettmann district is one of the strongest economic regions in North Rhine-Westphalia. The wide range of offers in the areas of tourism, culture and natural heritage are important location factors that are to be preserved in the future, specifically developed and made accessible to everyone in the region.
The core objective of the TSK is derived from the regional economic analysis and was discussed and coordinated with relevant actors in the region in the participation process. As a result, it contributes to the goals of the EU (ERDF) and the implementation of the strategy for the tourism state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
core objective: We secure and develop the Düsseldorf - Mettmann district for all people, where urbanity and landscape are the promising basis for a highly attractive work, tourism, leisure and living space. To this end, we respect and use the potential of tourism, culture and natural heritage and think and act sustainably in every respect: ecologically, socially and economically.
The core objective complement these sub-goals: strengthen identity, live authenticity; Build resilience in tourism – adapt business travel tourism and MICE segment to market; strengthen leisure tourism; Relieve hot spots, direct guests, use mobility offers in a targeted manner; Protect natural heritage through targeted guest information and guidance; Maintain, develop and highlight locational advantages; increase quality and safety of stay; counteract the shortage of skilled workers and labour; Design attractive living spaces.
The Thematic fields of action for sustainable development of tourism, culture, natural heritage can be found here in the attached illustration.