RURAL REGENERATION THROUGH SYSTEMIC HERITAGE-LED STRATEGIES
European rural areas have outstanding examples of cultural and natural heritage (CNH) that not only need to be protected, but also promoted as drivers of competitiveness, sustainable and inclusive growth and development. RURITAGE establishes a new heritage-driven paradigm of rural renewal capable of transforming rural areas into demonstration laboratories for sustainable development by enhancing their unique CNH potential. RURITAGE has identified 6 systemic innovation areas -.
SIA's: Pilgrimage, Sustainable Local Food Production, Migration, Arts and Festivals, Resilience and Integrated Landscape Management, which, integrated with cross-cutting themes, support heritage potential as a powerful driver for the economy and promote social - and environmental development in rural areas. The knowledge built in 13 Role Models (RMs) and processed within the project will be transferred to 6 Replicators (Rs) across Europe. The Geopark Karawanken / Karawanken was chosen as a "replicator model" of the SIA pilgrimage (Old Traditions & Modern World along the pilgrimage route to the Hemmaberg) because of its well-known 1500 year old pilgrimage site St. Hemma in Globasnitz / Globasnica .
Call: H2020 "SC5-21-2016-2017: Cultural Heritage as an Engine for Sustainable Growth".
39 partners from Chile, Turkey, Spain, Austria, Romania, Italy, Iceland, Greece, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, France, Norway, Colombia, Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Finland, United Kingdom.
Project Coordinator: ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA, Italy
Total budget: 10.276.187,50 €
Project duration: 48 months
This project has been funded under the European Union's grant agreement No. 776465 with the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.