In February 2019 RURITAGE launched an open call for additional Replicators. The call aimed to open up the project to additional rural communities in Europe and beyond that would like to learn how to successfully manage their CNH to regenerate their territory. RURITAGE received 87 applications and selected 38 Digital Replicators will have the opportunity to learn from the RURITAGE Role Models, Replicators and knowledge experts. The Digital Replicators are found further down on the page.
1. Vía Crucis (Borgos, Spain)
Rural Heritage: To promote and expand sustainable tourism activities through the Via Crucis pilgrimage route, as well as to create two more routes to meet all kinds of audiences: from the elderly to children.
2. La Via di Karol (Roma, Italy)
Rural Heritage: Increase business opportunities based on the local community biodiversity, such as traditional food from family farms and rural handicraft heritage, through the pilgrimage route “La Via di Karol”.
3. I Cammini di Francesco (Italy)
Rural Heritage: The project will allow rural communities to develop diversified activities and connect the local communities with pilgrims traveling from various parts of the world.
4. Georgian Wine (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Rural Heritage: Rehabilitate Georgian white grape varieties “Khikhvi” and “Kisi”, which are at the brink of extinction, and help promoting worldwide the 8000-year-long Georgian tradition of wine-making.
5. Hutou Village (Chongqing, China)
Rural Heritage: Optimize the model of community supported agriculture (CSA) with innovative design, restoring the village ecological landscape, sense of belonging and cultural vitality of Hutou inhabitants.
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6. River Genal Valley (Benadalid, Spain)
Rural Heritage: Create socio-economic development plan based on local resources, such as the valley’s beautiful landscape, cultural richness, gastronomy heritage and traditional festivals.
7. Honeyland (Miroslava, Romania)
Rural Heritage: Local resilience through the production of high quality of apiary products, based on the rural wisdom of the Cucuteni descendants, a 5000 years old civilization based on agriculture and beekeeping.
8. Mugla (Menteşe, Turkey)
Rural Heritage: Preservation and development of the rural-urban co-habitation experience through indigenous knowledge, regeneration of traditional food and artisanal production.
9. Peipsi Onion Culture (Alatskivi, Estonia)
Rural Heritage: The Peipsiääre municipality aims to build a tourist park that enhances their preserved centuries-old onion farming landscape, and enables economic development through their unique heritage potential.
10. Meseta Iberica Biosphere Reserve (Portugal-Spain border)
Rural Heritage: The project’s mission is to provide the territory inhabitants with tools for social sustainability, thus promoting assessment of their authenticity and uniqueness.
11. The National Rural Tourism Festival (Imouzzer Kander, Morocco)
Rural Heritage: The Project is designed to highlight community based management of tourism as a means of sustainable development in rural/local areas which will contribute to increase living standards.
12. Beauty from the mud (Brumadinho, Brazil)
Rural Heritage: Build a corridor of arts based on the Brazilian concept of “Gambiarra” after a dam colapse in the region, helping local communities to regain hope, preserving the memory of the deceased.
13. Bison Land (Targu Neamt, Romania)
Rural Heritage: Promote the Bison Land as an eco-destination where the cultural, folkloric, natural, and spiritual heritage coexist, boosting the sustainable development of the area through local events.
14. Mukgavets River (Kobrin, Belarus)
Rural Heritage: Expand the tourism potential in the Mukhavets River valley for strengthening the local agrotourism cluster, ensuring the sustainable development of the local community.
16. Santamaria Orlea (Hunedoara County, Romania)
Rural Heritage: Develop cultural projects for promoting the local, multiethnic heritage and create new opportunities for eco & cultural tourism development related to the craft of wool fibre production.
17. Alba Iulia (Alba Iulia, Romania)
Rural Heritage: Promote the ancient traditions and practices of Alba County, placing the city of Alba Iulia on the map of authentic touristic destinations within Europe and worldwide.
18. Beit Jala (Palestine)
Rural Heritage: Revitalisation of the historic centre of Beit Jala through heritage revival, attracting touristic products, reconnecting with expatriates and fostering the cultural identity of the locals.
19. JovenEs Rural (Apaseo el Alto, Mexico)
Rural Heritage: The program is active through a network of young people that generates experiences in the development of rural enterprises based on sustainable systems of food production.
20. BurkinaFasoW (Diapaga, Burkina Faso)
Rural Heritage: Achieve generating activities of incomes for the riparian populations for a better adaptation to the effects of the climate change, motivating them to participate actively in the conservation of the region.
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21. Causeway Coast (Bushmill village, Northern Ireland, UK)
The project plans to develop a ‘Creative Hub’ that will provide an inspirational, neutral space to engage the community, delivering social inclusion programmes focusing on Arts & Festivals and Artisan Food, building on the unique Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Causeway Coast.
22. Ripatransone (Italy)
Rural Heritage: The Landscape Culture: protecting the roots of a people through the adoption of eco-sustainable policies and the valorisation of the geographic richness of the Marche region.
23. Villuercas Ibores Jara Geopark (Cañamero, Spain)
Rural Heritage: Within the project, the Geopark aims to learn best practices and landscape management for boosting tourism and sustainable development.
24. Västra Götaland (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Rural Heritage: LAB190 – a long-term collaboration platform aiming to create a model area for heritage based sustainable regional development, connecting urban and the rural communities.
25. Östergarnslandet (Katthammarsvik, Sweden)
Rural Heritage: Re-energize the natural and cultural heritage within the agricultural landscape for job creation, attracting a younger, engaged workforce for local and economic development.
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26. Festival de Paisajes de Extremadura (Cáceres, Spain)
Rural Heritage: Enhance and promote cultural heritage by focusing the attention with a regional landscape festival that counts on tourism as a solution for boosting business opportunities.
27. Azores UNESCO Global Geopark (Horta, Portugal)
Rural Heritage: Promote a good articulation between the management of tourism and the implementation of policies of geoconservation that ensure quality and safety of geotourism (e.g. of the volcano tourism)
28. Cojitambo (Azogues, Ecuador)
Rural Heritage: Sustainable development and community-based management in Cojitambo archaeological complex for empowering the cultural identity and the community sense of belonging.
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29. Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (Karttula, Finland)
Rural Heritage: Foster a cultural heritage network to help maintaining and developing regional growth with touristic activities and opportunities for job creation.
30. Cultural Land of Monasteries (Suceava, Romania)
Rural Heritage: Save the Villages of Bucovina: Integrated measures for preserving cultural landscape in the land of Monasteries, helping the community to have sustainable business oportunities.
31. Ría de Arousa (Ribeira, Spain)
Rural Heritage: Fundación Rede de Innovación Arousa (RIA), a non-profit private organisation to promote the balance between natural environment and sustainable economic development.
32. Östarp Open-Air Museum (Lund, Sweden)
Rural Heritage: Östarp Museum develops new insights about how rural cultural heritage can be perceived and shaped when approached in terms of traditional knowledge, sustainability and global environmental goals.
33. CulturaTrust (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Rural Heritage: A project that aims to build links between past history and current traditions, tangible and intangible, between cultural and natural heritage with emerging digital media.
34. Terre Astigiane Ecomuseum (Asti province, Italy)
Rural Heritage: The project aims to prevent traditional culture loss by enhancing the values related to the cultural and natural landscape.
35. CITRAN (Lobios, Spain)
Rural Heritage: The Center for the Interpretation of Animal Traction, in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, aims to investigate, recover and preserve the tangible and intangible heritage related to animal traction.
36. Bakarske Prezidi (Praputnjak, Croatia)
Rural Regeneration: Cultural landscape of Bakarske prezidi: a platform to develop the community sustainable future, reestablishing the connection between locals and their natural surroundings.
37. Naturea Cantabria (Santander, Spain)
Rural Heritage: The program aims to promote the public use of the protected areas with the double common objective of the conservation of nature and the economic and social development.
38. Lebanon Mountain Trail (Beirut, Lebanon)
Rural Heritage: Conserving the Lebanon Mountain Trail based on the promotion of natural and cultural heritage promotion for economic development of Lebanese Villages