Systemic Innovation Areas Webinar Series. Landscape Valorisation – Driver for Rural Regeneration – 30th April.

Our next webinar will be on the 30th of April @ 13h30 CET!

Rural landscapes of Europe are products of a thousand-year-old collaboration between human society and nature. They are the result of natural and cultural processes, telling the history of ancestors and originally setting the cultural premises of a territory. Although in rural areas the main economic activity is often agriculture, these regions are increasingly becoming more attractive places for people to live, work and visit. Rural areas are also the home of vital ecosystem services, biodiversity and habitats for many threatened species which makes them areas of excellence for nature tourism.

Maintaining a balance between protecting, conserving and redeveloping heritage values of the rural landscape is the premise for achieving rural regeneration.

In this webinar you will have the chance to explore the sucess cases of managing the manorial landscape of Austratt (Norway); the Douro cultural landscape (Portugal-Spain); the Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland) which is the longest defined coastal touring route in the world and the ongoing regeneration process of the Bakircay Basin of Izmir, Turkey.