Culture Twinning: not to give for granted the value of cultural heritage
The project Culture Twinning: Twinning Tourism Promoting Cultural Heritage (CUT) has officially started with a kick off meeting held from November 21st to 23rd, when all project project partners gathered in Vicenza to discuss the implementation of future activities.
The project, funded by Europe for Citizens programme, is led by Municipality of Novo Mesto (Slovenia) in partnership with ALDA, the Developement Centre of Novo Mesto and the municipalities of Herceg Novi (Montenegro), Torun (Poland), Vilafranca de Penedés (Spain), Trnava (Slovakia), Langhenagen (Germany), Buhel (Germany), Bihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
This cooperation will last two years and its main objective will be the creation of a strong network of twinning towns to mutually promote cultural tourism and raise awareness among citizens on the importance of cultural heritage. During the first meeting, partners had the opportunity not only to get to know each other and present their respective towns, but they could take advantage of the networking cocktail to interact with local actors operating in the cultural heritage field. The focus being on cultural heritage, international participants were invited to join a guided tour to discover Vicenza’s historical beauties, while an interactive tour for kids also took place, in order to stress the importance of educating young generations to appreciate local cultural heritage and to share the methodology applied to do so.