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) and 11 Cross-cutting Themes which represent the Associated ways 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, and of how SIAs and cross-cutting themes successfully interacted in the Role Models, RURITAGE will support the co-creation and implementation of heritage-led regeneration strategies in 6 Replicators.

19 Rural Heritage Hubs (RHHs) and 1 Digital Rural Heritage Hub (Digital RHH), established in each RM and R, 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 and 11 Cross-cutting themes, which represent the ways 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 related Rural Heritage Hubs.

Explore all Rural Heritage Hubs

Rural Heritage Hubs will be the places to investigate and further boost the social innovation potential related with heritage in a participatory and co-creation process, promoting the capacity building and mutual learning approach from Role Models to Replicators and among Role Models themselves.

Find here the full list of Rural Heritage Hubs

Pilgrimage
Sustainable Local Food Production
Art and festivals
Migration
Resilience
Integrated Landscape management

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