Foster heritage as a driver
for rural regeneration

RURITAGE establishes a new heritage-led rural regeneration paradigm able to transform rural areas in sustainable development demonstration ‘laboratories’, through the enhancement of their unique Cultural and Natural Heritage potential. Based on past research and experiences, RURITAGE identifies 6 Systemic Innovation Areas (SIAs) which represent the paradigm in which cultural heritage acts as driver for regeneration of a rural area and its economic, social and environmental development. Through the analysis of 13 selected Role Models in Europe and beyond, RURITAGE will support the co-creation and implementation of heritage-led regeneration strategies in 6 Replicators. 

19 Rural Heritage Hubs (RHHs), established in each RM and R, and 1 Digital Rural Heritage Hub (Digital RHH) will involve local stakeholders in the formulation of the strategies, ensuring a collective approach in the management, responsibility and ownership of Cultural and Natural Heritage. By replication and up-scaling of RURITAGE heritage-led regeneration paradigm, RURITAGE aims to make heritage mainstream in national, European and international policies.

6 Systemic Innovation Areas

Based on past research and experiences, RURITAGE identifies 6 Systemic Innovation Areas (SIAs), which represent the RURITAGE paradigm in which cultural and natural heritage acts as driver for regeneration of a rural area and its economic, social and environmental development. 

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Explore all Rural Heritage Hubs

RURITAGE involves 19 different case studies represented by 19 rural communities that will work together to build or to foster their heritage-led regeneration strategies. The 19 communities represent 13 Role Models, that already implemented their heritage-led regeneration strategies, and 6 Replicators that will develop and implement their strategies during RURITAGE implementation. This process will take place at local level within the so-called Rural Heritage Hub (RHHs). RHHs are communities of stakeholders and citizens, embedded in physical spaces where knowledge transfer and all other project related activities will take place. 

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RURITAGE aims at involving all members of society and motivate them to participate in civic, social, economic and political activities at local level. For this, one RHH will be established in each Role Model and Replicator and will be the main ground of innovation and discussion with stakeholders to develop, implement, and monitor the heritage-led rural regeneration plans. One coordinator per Hub has been appointed and will be responsible for smooth running of the Hubs’ activities and permanent contact with the engaged stakeholders.

Find here the full list of Rural Heritage Hubs

Pilgrimage
Local Food
Art and festivals
Migration
Resilience
Landscape

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