Innovation and competitive advantage – Sustainable territorial planning and management – Migration and development
The project responds to the need to implement innovative approaches to promote a balanced and sustainable development of cultural tourism in European urban areas and regions by fostering co-operation at local, regional and cross-border level.
The overall objective of the project is to co-create and test innovative strategies and solutions for the development of circular cultural tourism according to a human-centred development approach and through the implementation of collaborative innovation methodologies and co-innovation networks between public, private and civil society organisations for the enhancement of cultural heritage in remote, peripheral or deindustrialised areas and disadvantaged cultural landscapes, as well as in over-exploited areas. Through cultural co-innovation networks, the project intends to develop action plans and innovations to promote a transition of cultural tourism from a “stop-and-go” approach to cultural heritage consumption towards a people-based approach and circular economy models, to foster inclusive economic growth, community well-being and resilience, regeneration of nature and cultural diversity and effective collaboration at cross-border, regional and local level. Innovation actions will be implemented through the project partnership in 6 pilot regions and 12 “mirror ecosystems” in European and non-European countries (North-Central and South Europe, Eastern European neighbours, the Mediterranean).
Start 2021 | End 2024