/ ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Leveraging results of 5 IT-HR projects to boost touristic valorisation of cultural, off-road, industrial and natural heritage
3.1 - Make natural and cultural heritage a leverage for sustainable and more balanced territorial development
BOOST5 - TECNOPOLIS Science and Technology Park
- General public
- Local, regional and national public authorities
- Public service providers
- Cultural and natural heritage management bodies
- Regional and local development agencies, enterprises (in particular SMEs within the cultural and creative industry as well as the environmental and tourism sector)
- Associations, regional innovation agencies
- Education and training organisations as well as universities and research institutes
Project tackles one of the main challenges of the region: valorising and preserving the rich and varied cultural heritage and taking advantage of it in a sustainable way to support economic development. Also, it aims to overcome the negative impact of pandemic; the latter proved tourism to be an economic force and a source of livelihoods, raising awareness of this potential at the highest levels of government and amongst the public at large. However, it has also shown fragility of the sector being highly fragmented, imbalanced and still with low digital intensity. Based on IT-HR five previous projects‘ results, BOOST5 will deploy a systemic approach at a CB level, involving private and public actors in adoption of common strategies for cultural and landscape identity in order to: - eliminate main obstacles limiting full development of sustainable tourism offer; - promote community driven ideas and new market opportunities through capacity building plans about innovative approaches, sustainability and managerial skills; - promote synergies among diverse stakeholders and territories to speed up successful implementation of sustainable policies and environmental awareness; - pave the way for the next strategic steps such as green accreditation or zero impact tourism labels and building on next programming period opportunities.
Concrete details for construction of thematic routes will come from achievement of WP 3 deliverables and outputs as described in the AF. The whole project implementation will focus on collecting and analyzing best practices in cultural routes’ field, engaging relevant stakeholder (tourism operators, CCIs and cultural operators, local players, policy makers, public institutions, etc.) in concrete understanding and exploitation of these latter as well as providing them with tools and knowledge to foster networking for a multiplier effect and co-creation of new routes within the project duration but mostly beyond it, on a long term, adaptive and continuously innovation basis. This will allow for better monitoring and understanding of tourists/users’ exigencies as well as for wider distribution of
tourism flows at geographical level and for better response to unexpected / negative events affecting the sector (such Covid19, war crises, etc.).
Nevertheless, even though project duration is very limited, some examples of new thematic cultural routes will be provided within deliverable D 3.2.2 being based on ideas/proposals for new sustainable and thematic natural/cultural routes and connecting natural/cultural routes in EUSAIR Italy-Croatia area). Wider visibility will be provided through WP 2 Communication, especially thanks to direct experiences of journalists in D.2.2.4
FF - Boost5
TECNOPOLIS Science and Technology Park
STR. PROV.LE CASAMASSIMA, KM. 3
Bari - Italy
Tecnopolis Science & Technology Park is an attractive pole for local economic systems and businesses, productive organizations and initiatives based on research results, supporting their development and innovation and providing facility management, training, coaching and logistics services. To expand and strengthen collaboration with a wide range of actors, Tecnopolis is also member of InnovUp - Italian Innovation & Startup Ecosystem and of EBN - European Business & Innovation Centre Network .
Contact person: Davide De Nicolò
FRIULI INNOVATION CONSORTIUM
Friuli Innovation is an innovation agency entrusted by the Italian FVG Region to support innovative SME development&growth. It provides advanced support services fostering entrepreneurship&technology uptake in SMEs&start-ups. Friuli Innovation has expertise in co-creation techniques, system thinking approaches with strong transnational cooperation know-how. It is a managing partners of the Culture&Creativity Cluster of FVG Region, with a certified incubator offering entrepreneurship support.
Contact person: Claudia Baracchini
Sipro Development Agency-Ferrara
SIPRO is the Development Agency of Ferrara, active for over 40 years in the economic development of the territory. The shareholders are the Holding Ferrara Services, the 20 Municipalities of the province, the Province and the Chamber of Commerce of Ferrara. SIPRO promotes sustainable development of the territory through the support of local stakeholders in the optimization of structural funds and EU instruments and is in charge of territorial marketing, energy planning and sustainable tourism.
Contact person: Chiara Franceschini
STEP RI SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK OF THE UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA LTD
STEP RI is a science&technology park established in 2008 by the University of Rijeka in order to foster cooperation between the academia and the business sector. STEP RI is a recognized centre for entrepreneurial support and a partner in the Croatian EEN consortium. STEP RI provides business support services based on best practices such as design thinking, disruptive innovation, business model innovation, servitisation, digitalization, sustainable development and social entrepreneurship.
Contact person: Anita Pribanić
Marche Region’s implementing unit is the “INTEGRATED PLANNING, EU AND NATIONAL RESOURCES Directorate”. It represents the Marche Region Managing Authority for ERDF&ESF and member of the Technical Committee for the National Strategy for Inland Areas. The main activities are the planning of ERDF and ESF funds, implementation&control of communication&evaluation plans; coordination and implementation of Integrated Territorial Interventions and coordination of parties involved in EU funds planning.
Contact person: Raffaella Triponsi
Zadar County Development Agency Zadra Nova
ZADRA NOVA is a regional public body which support local capacities in the implementation of EU Structural Funds and regional development policy in Zadar County. Through the implementation of various projects, ZADRA NOVA creates a network of reliable partners from local governments, institutions, universities, SME’s, EU experts, and strengthens the interregional and cross-border cooperation. The staff has excellent business knowledge, skills and experience in project planning and implementation.
Contact person: Larisa Maruna
CITY OF RIJEKA
The City of Rijeka is a Local Public Authority which has an institutional policy authority to answer the needs of citizens&businesses, and has great experience in EU projects. The City`s activities include implementing projects aiming to develop and support the economy, with a special accent on tourism and urban regeneration. The City encourages the revitalization of specific city locations with new entrepreneurial activities, connecting historical heritage, culture, music and entrepreneurship.
Contact person: Suzana Belošević
ERPAC - Regional Institute for the Cultural Heritage of Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Regional Institute for the Cultural Heritage of Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (ERPAC) has been established by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional law LR 2/2016. It offers an integrated management of cataloguing, protection, restoration and enhancement of the regional cultural heritage. It holds courses for museums, ecomuseums, libraries. ERPAC brings its experience as Lead Partner of UnderwaterMuse project, ITALY-CROATIA CBC 2014-2020, in the field of submerged archaeology.
Contact person: Giulio Scrima
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