Duration: January 2020 - December 2022
Project Budget: EUR 3.000.000
University of Graz share: EUR 209.202
Partner: Mendel University (Brno, Czech Republic), Bar Ilan University (Ramat-Gan, Israel Israel), CERS Institute for Regional Studies (Győr, Hungary), Constantine the Philosopher University (Nitra, Slovakia), Institute of Geography of the Romanian Academy (Romania), Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (Dresden, Germany), Tallinn University (Estonia), University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom), University of Barcelona (Spain), University of the Aegean (Greece), University of Verona (Italy), University of Wrocłav (Poland), Univerzity of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Wageningen University & Research (Wageningen, Netherlands)
After the successful kick-off at the beginning of 2020 in Brno, the launch of the project website marks a further milestone in the first project phase of the three-year term. Together, the 15 international project partners (from Spain to Israel) are pursuing the goal of a better understanding and a sustainable touristic valorisation of cultural heritage. Subsequently, methods, strategies and planning instruments to strengthen (European) cultural tourism will be developed and applied in pilot projects. Methodologically, this will be supported by the use of an innovative tool (Social and innovative Platform On cultural Tourism). Scientifically accompanied case studies not only serve to reveal local potentials, but also to point out planning possibilities for the local population.
The research object of our project team at the KFU Graz is the Steirische Eisenstraße (VESTE), which has already been a long-standing cooperation partner and is known beyond the borders of Austria due to its centuries-old mining heritage.
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