Horizon 2020 - Work Programme 2018-2020 Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies. TRANSFORMATIONS-04-2019-2020: Innovative approaches to urban and regional development through cultural tourism.
Deadline of the call - 12/03/2020 17:00 (Brussels date and time)
Location - The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions, the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT), the associated countries (AC) and other Countries. (For further details check the HORIZON 2020 – WORK PROGRAMME 2018-2020 General Annexes A. https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/wp/2018-2020/annexes/h2020-wp1820-annex-a-countries-rules_en.pdf).
Objective: INNOVATION ACTION: Through exploring possibilities of cultural tourism in Europe’s natural and cultural sites, including those with an industrial heritage, the proposals should propose innovative strategies and pilot solutions for successful and sustainable cross border, regional and local cooperation in cultural tourism, including those for management, training and services. Various options of the use of the EU Structural Investment Funds should be explored. Minority cultures and regions as well as urban areas currently less attractive to cultural tourism should receive special attention in proposed strategies and pilot activities. Further on, proposals should include place-based and participatory approaches to investigate relations between intra-European cultural tourism and Europeanisation and their impacts on identities and sense of belonging. The action will contribute to improvements in sustainable cultural tourism policies and practices, at various levels, as well as to further progress in growth, jobs, social and economic development of European regions, and in urban and rural areas. It will contribute to the establishment of partnerships between public and private stakeholders, including citizens at large, and will provide strategies and training tools for cooperation in the area of sustainable cultural tourism. Creation of innovative quantitative/statistical as well as qualitative tools and methods will improve available data on and understanding of the impact of cultural tourism on European economic and social development and on cultural Europeanisation.
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