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.
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.
Click on the images below to explore RURITAGE 6 Systemic Innovation Areas and their related Rural Heritage Hubs: