A series of Community Conversations (Online events, Webinars) enabling knowledge exchange between Pilot and Mirror Innovation Ecosystems stakeholders and exploitation of Be.CULTOUR results.

Be.CULTOUR peer-learning visit – Policy recommendations on circular cultural tourism

The Be.CULTOUR community gathered in Sciacca, Italy, on 21 -22 September, for the second Be.CULTOUR peer-learning study visit.  The event, organised by ERRIN and hosted by The 5 Senses Open-air Museum of Sciacca, one of the 16 Be.CULTOUR mirror ecosystems, provided an excellent opportunity for 50 participants coming from different countries in Europe to share inputs for the Be.CULTOUR policy recommendations on circular tourism and engage in knowledge-sharing and best-practice discussions.  Be.CULTOUR Mirrors and Pilots representatives had the chance to directly experience the immersive circular cultural tourism concept implemented by The 5 Senses Open

Webinars Beyond Cultural Tourism: Milestones and future events

Already four webinars have been held within the Be.CULTOUR community and peer learning programme, and the fifth is just about to come! On June 23rd, from 14:00 to 15:30 pm CEST,  we will talk about challenges and opportunities in Community-led and innovative entrepreneurship for circular cultural tourism. In particular, it will show how the sleeping potential of less-known and peripheral destinations, their cultural assets and local resources, can be exploited by a wise co-management  of communities and stakeholders.

The Five Senses Open-Air Museum of Sciacca becomes a good practice of the Cultural Heritage in Action Project

Cultural Heritage in Action is a peer-learning scheme financed by the European Union on cultural heritage to support exchanges between large numbers of cities, regions and stakeholders, thus building a broad learning community. 

The project identifies good practices from EU cities and regions and supports the exchange of experience through direct contact between rural, local, regional and national administrations as well as experts (civil society, NGOs, local organisations, urban planners, architects, etc.) during thematic peer-learning visits.

Building on the creativity of the local community, blending heritage, the arts, diversity and inclusivity - Get inspired by Saltaire Village

Saltaire Inspired is an ambitious arts charity, creating quality contemporary arts events in a unique historical & contemporary context of Saltaire Industrial Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We involve residents, schools, community groups & businesses, ensuring cultural experiences for all who live, work & visit Saltaire.

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Enhancing and promoting historic and archaeological heritage through the Piast Route - The strategy of Wielkopolska

Photo by Grzegorz Paluch

The Regional DMO clusters local governments, organisations, hotels, tour operators, universities and other partners. Its main focuses are supporting tourism development and promoting the region as an attractive tourist destination. The Regional DMO is a key partner in developing the region’s core cultural tourism product: the Piast Route.

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From spiritual itinerary to cultural route for slow tourism - How Sviluppumbria is making the region a green destination

Photo copyright Fabrizio Ardito/Sviluppumbria

Sviluppumbria is the Regional Development Agency of Umbria and is the in-house supporting the Regional Government on policies relating to SMEs creation and boost, internationalisation, EU cooperation, innovation and Tourism.

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Placing people at the center of sustainable tourism practices - The model of Sciacca's Widespread Museum

Museo Diffuso dei 5 Sensi Sciacca Cooperativa di Comunità Identità e Bellezza is an inclusive and bottom-up tourism innovation project managed by a community no-profit cooperative, which has become a community network with more than 55 engagement agreements.

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Protecting environment and reinvigorating local communities - Savonlinna circular cultural tourism strategy

Savonlinna is a city in Eastern Finland on Lake Saimaa – the second largest lake in the EU and famous for the international Savonlinna Opera Festival. Savonlinna Development Services Ltd. (SDS) is a development agency owned 100% by the city of Savonlinna and is carrying out project activities with over 15 years of experience on the European level.

Towards sustainable tourism in Llŷn Peninsula - The Ecomuseum project by Gwynedd

Gwynedd County Council is a Local Authority in the northwest of Wales. Tourism is an important economic activity within Gwynedd.

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For Cyngor Gwynedd being part of the Be.CULTOUR Community means that we can collaborate with other regions all over Europe to develop a sustainable tourism model for our communities.

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Be.CULTOUR Policy Learning Lab

Be.CULTOUR Mirror regions and Pilot Heritage Sites met in Brussels on the 9th September 2022 to discuss challenges and opportunities for circular cultural tourism in the post-pandemic era, bringing in their local experience and perspectives. The meeting kicked off with the presentations from Be.CULTOUR advisors: Historic Environment Scotland, Future for Religious Heritage and CREATOUR, followed by a more technical point of you provided by Destination Makers, supporting touristic destinations, well-known and remote ones, to improve their marketing strategies, build sustainable action plans and narratives around their local territories. The plenary was followed by 2 working sessions in which participants were assigned a specific challenge a divided into 6 groups to brainstorm and pave the way to related policy recommendations.