An innovation ecosystem is an interconnected network of quadruple helix stakeholders, including academia, industry and different levels of the public sector and civil society. This multi-level approach applies a systemic and bottom-up approach to creating research, innovation and knowledge.

Pilot Innovation Ecosystem is the ecosystem of actors active in BeCULTOUR “Pilot” Heritage Sites. It includes local stakeholders in the cultural tourism value chain, as well as residents and visitors of the site.

Mirror Innovation Ecosystem is the ecosystem of actors active in BeCULTOUR “Mirror” Heritage Sites. It includes local stakeholders in the cultural tourism value chain, as well as residents and visitors of the site.

Pilot/Mirror Innovation Ecosystem thus defines the whole ecosystem of actors in a BeCULTOUR pilot / mirror heritage site, including every stakeholder and innovator in the cultural tourism value chain even if not participating directly in project activities.

Unveiling the Be.CULTOUR project finale: Stories of Action Plans’ post-project sustainability

The Be.CULTOUR project aims to promote sustainability and circular practices in the cultural tourism sector through the implementation of six Action Plans. These actions focus on various innovation areas and emerging trends identified by the project, with each action targeting different aspects of circular and responsible tourism in remote cultural heritage sites.

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

Experience the Vibrant Cultural Scene of Region Västra Götaland with Exciting Events and Guided Tours in Forsvik and Rydal

The Be.CULTOUR project invites visitors to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Region Västra Götaland. As one of the project's six pilot heritage sites, this region offers a captivating blend of music, theatre, art, and guided tours that showcase its vibrant cultural scene while promoting sustainable tourism practices.

Discover the Rich Cultural Heritage of North-East Romania with Exciting Events and Workshops

The Be.CULTOUR project, invites travellers to explore the captivating heritage of North-East Romania through a series of engaging cultural and tourism activities. As one of the six pilot heritage sites of the project, North-East Romania offers a treasure trove of natural and socio-cultural resources, fostering sustainable tourism practices and promoting the circular economy.

Be.CULTOUR presents an exciting calendar of cultural and tourism activities in Larnaca, Cyprus, this summer

Larnaca (Cyprus), is proud to present an enchanting lineup of events and activities set to take place in the region this summer. As one of the six pilot heritage sites of the project, Larnaca offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the region's rich cultural heritage while promoting sustainable tourism practices.

Beyond Tourism: Unveiling the Transformative Power of Circular Cultural Experiences

Sustainable cultural tourism has long focused on minimizing the negative impacts of tourism on cultural sites and promoting responsible travel. However, the "beyond tourism" approach recognizes that not only sustainability, but also circularity encompasses more than environmental conservation and economic benefits. It strives to create authentic and immersive experiences that foster mutual understanding. One of the fundamental aspects of "beyond tourism" is the emphasis on cultural immersion and engagement.

42nd Breakfast at Sustainability’s: Cultural heritage as a driver of circular tourism

What is ‘circular cultural tourism’ and how can it contribute to sustainable regional development in Europe? The next edition of ICLEI’s flagship Breakfast at Sustainability’s series will bring together representatives of EU institutions, cultural experts, regional officers, and tourism stakeholders to discuss the unexplored potential of cultural heritage as a driver of circular tourism.

BeCULTOUR Community member Sciacca 5 Senses Open-air Museum received 1st prize of ECTN Awards 2022

On 20 October, the Community Cooperative "Identity and Beauty" - Sciacca 5 Senses Open-air Museum participated, together with 13 European finalists, in the award ceremony of the "European Cultural Tourism Network Awards 2022 - Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism" held in Krk, Croatia.

Meet Destination Makers - Harnessing the potential of circular cultural tourism through targeted branding strategies

Destination Makers is a boutique consulting company active since 2014 with the aim to enhance, promote and motivate destinations through shared paths with local communities and according to the latest market trends, with the aim of generating a real impact on territories.