RURITAGE: Rural regeneration through systemic heritage-led strategies

European rural areas embody outstanding examples of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CNH) that need not only to be safeguarded, but also promoted as a driver for competitiveness, sustainable and inclusive growth and development. RURITAGE establishes a new heritage-led rural regeneration paradigm able to turn rural areas in sustainable development demonstration laboratories, through the enhancement of their unique CNH potential. RURITAGE has identified 6 Systemic Innovation Areas – SIA: Pilgrimage, Sustainable Local Food Production, Migration, Art and Festivals, Resilience and Integrated Landscape Management) which, integrated with cross-cutting themes, showcase heritage potential as a powerful engine for economic, social and environmental development of rural areas. The knowledge built in 13 Role Models (RMs) and digested within the project, will be transferred to 6 Replicators (Rs) across Europe. Geopark Karavanke/Karawanken has been chosen to be “replicator model” in the SIA Pilgrimage (Old traditions & modern world along the pilgrimage route to Hemmaberg), thanks to its well-known 1500 years old pilgrimige site St. Hema Mountain in Globasnitz/Globasnica.

Call: H2020 “SC5-21-2016-2017: Cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth”
39 partners from Chile, Turkey, Spain, Austria, Romania, Italy, Iceland, Greece, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, France, Norway, Colombia, Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Finland, UK
Total Budget: €10,276,187.50
Project duration: 48 Months

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 776465.


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