Integrated, long-term action plans promoting sustainable and circular cultural tourism in the Pilot Heritage Sites.

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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E• 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.

What is Be.CULTOUR for you?

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.

What is the greatest challenge that you are facing in tourism?

Be.CULTOUR polyphony on circular cultural tourism

What does circular sustainable tourism mean to you?

“A tourism model that respects and takes into account the local economy, respects, promotes and valorises the natural environment and the local culture.”

  • Pauline Alexopoulou, Larnaca and Famagusta Districts Development Agency - Cyprus Pilot Heritage Site

What idea developed during the Be.CULTOUR project are you excited about?

The Be.CULTOUR hackathon

Be.CULTOUR hackathon took place between 7-9 September 2022 at ICHEC Brussels Management School. During intensive 3 days, 76 innovators working in 19 teams co-developed their projects as follows: Day1: Understand their Be.CULTOUR Pilot Heritage Site challenges and needs, map the context, and the value chain and empathise with stakeholders. Day2: Co-develop team inspiration, ideate, prototype & test. Day3: Co-prototype the feasibility & viability of their innovative circular cultural tourism 19 videos were shot by the ICHEC communications department & made available by ERRIN at for a public vote online. In two hours, 2083 votes have been cast! In tandem, 5 parallel juries took place at ICHEC during which each team had the opportunity to pitch its project to high-level expert jurors

What do the pilots say about the Be.CULTOUR co-creation process?

Voices from the local workshops

Local Workshops constitute a core element of the Be.CULTOUR co-creation process, enabling stakeholders of the Heritage Innovation Networks to meet, exchange and gradually co- develop Action Plans for circular cultural tourism in each Pilot.          
Three Pilots sent us their comments and opinions on the co-creation processes for the Be.CULTOUR Local Action Plans.