Forum “Territórios con Futuro” – 16th October 2021

Organised by RURITAGE partners AEICE – Habitat Eficiente and their local development initiative, SomosDueroDouro, the “Territórios con Futuro” forum, live on the 16th of October, will work […]

Athletic Activities in Lesvos Island Unesco Global Geopark

Lesvos Relay 320km The most popular sports festival in Lesvos island Unesco Global Geopark took place on Saturaday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021 with great success […]

Exploring the consequences of climate change in the geological record, an internatonal exhibition.

RURITAGE partners from the UNESCO Global Geopark Lesvos in Greece and the Geo-Naturepark Bergstraße-Odenwald (UNESCO Global Geopark) in Germany, together with the UNESCO World Heritage Site Grube […]

RURITAGE Board Of Regions

Many regions across Europe are currently updating their “Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies” (RIS3) – in other words, research and innovation strategies for a region that: focus policy […]

The 10th International Forest Art Trail: Nature – Culture – Identity

It is a warm July day. Together with other volunteers and art lovers, Samira Jamali has been working with the drill for hours. Under the supervision of […]


RURITAGE project was presented by our partner Psiloritis UNESCO Global Geopark during a web-meeting organised on 20th of January under  the EUROMONTANA Network which focuses on the development and […]

Announcing the RURITAGE Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the RURITAGE Photo Contest WinnersWe are excited to announce the long-awaited results of the RURITAGE Photo Contest! We are excited to announce the long-awaited results of [...]

Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest Online Participatory Workshop Tuesday 15 December

The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest will host its third online participatory workshop with local stakeholders on Tuesday 15th December . The previous two […]

Fine Tuning Workshop 21-22 October 2020

RURITAGE believes that sharing knowledge is an essential part of the rural regeneration process. This process involves sharing experiences, learnt lessons and posing questions in a process […]

“Thinking beyond the COVID-19 crisis: heritage-based opportunities for rural regeneration” – EU Vison Paper

Read more about the European Vision paper Thinking beyond the COVID-19 crisis: heritage-based opportunities for rural regeneration.

Resilience in COVID times The role of RURITAGE project.

For the RURITAGE project partners the COVID-19 pandemic has not only halted a critical development phase for the Replicators and Role Models rural communities, but also generated […]

Digital Educational Programmes for young children at the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

During Greece’s lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest designed digital educational programmes for children of all ages aiming […]

Pilgrimage in Karavanke/Karawanken Geopark

Last week, on Monday the 21st of September the first pilgrimage in the context of the Ruritage project took place in the Karavanke/Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark. Inspired […]


During the summer months the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest designed and implemented summer educational programmes for children from local communities, refugees and their […]

RURITAGE Paradigm: Implementation of Heritage-Led Regeneration Strategies

Having gone through the Knowledge Building Phase,  with the set-up of the Good Practices Repository,  and implemented the Knowledge Transfer Phase (which is continuous during the whole […]

Good Practices: The RURITAGE library of knowledge

RURITAGE project’s base units are the six Systemic Innovation Areas (SIAs). These represent areas of intervention whose intersections constitute a European model of heritage-led rural development. They […]

RURITAGE Paradigm. Phase II: Knowledge Transfer

After gathering, analysing and organising the data obtained from the Role Models, the next stage of RURITAGE paradigm is transferring that knowledge among the Role Models and […]

RURITAGE Paradigm. Phase I: Knowledge Building

RURITAGE project aims to create a new paradigm for the regeneration of the rural space by using its unique Cultural and Natural Heritage (CNH) as a driver […]

Collection of actions to strengthen local resilience

On the 9th of April, the RURITAGE project initiated an open call for actions of resilience intended to increase and strengthen rural communities during the current global […]

Rural Resilience Actions in times of COVID-19

The RURITAGE project invites you to share innovative actions in the midst of the global pandemic crisis to increase and strengthen resilience in rural communities. In a […]

First RURITAGE replicator – Karawanken/Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark – launched its implementation phase!

After one year and a half of a co-creation process, where RURITAGE replicators created their regeneration plan, the time has now arrived to launch the implementation phase […]

RURITAGE: bolstering resilience in rural areas stricken by disasters

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held each year on 13th of October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The […]

Interview with Antonella D’Angelo: Hub coordinator in Appignano del Tronto (Italy)

Before being the Hub's coordinator, Antonella was the chief engineer of Appignano del Tronto. The first year of RURITAGE was very intense for Replicators: they needed to [...]

Interview with Sara Moreschini, Mayor of Appignano del Tronto (Italy)

Sara Moreschini is a 38-year-old freelance geologist, mother of Teresa and, since 2015, the Mayor of Appignano del Tronto, a municipality of the Italian region Marche. Being […]

RURITAGE approach to knowledge transfer

RURITAGE believes that a new heritage-led paradigm is able to transform rural areas into demonstration laboratories through the enhancement of their unique Cultural and Natural Heritage potential. […]

Spreading the Word for Rural Regeneration

The European Year of Cultural Heritage, which we celebrated in 2018, gave start to many initiatives highlighting the importance of Cultural Heritage for a sustainable future. RURITAGE […]

Interview with Babis Fassoulas: Role Model in Resilience in Greece

The Rural Heritage Hub is at the heart of the RURITAGE project. How is your Hub progressing? The University of Crete’s Rural Heritage Hub was established on […]

Living Conservation: Rural Heritage Full of New Life

Often building preservation is based on the premises of either being of architectural or historical interest. We could, on the other hand, think of old buildings from [...]

Social simulation: (just) a game to explore possible futures?

To address manifold challenges posed by unprecedented urbanization, municipalities and rural areas across the globe are looking for effective ways of navigating their complex circumstances to attract [...]

“Castles of King Matjaž” Annual Snow Sculpture Festival

While strolling through the magical winterwonderland of the "Castles of King Matjaž" annual snow sculpture festival in Karavanke-Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark on the border between Slovenia and Austria, [...]

RURITAGE at the Arts Council and Norwegian Research Council conference “Culture above borders”

Our Norwagian partners, Magma UNESCO Global Geopark and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) were invited to the Arts Council and Norwegian Research Council conference "Culture above [...]

Workshop on the protection of Geoheritage

RURITAGE attracts interest of the Secretary Generals of the Ministry of Environment and of the Ministry of Tourism of Greece last Monday in Athens. The Natural History [...]

“Migrazione e accoglienza come elemento di sviluppo locale per la messa in sicurezza del territorio e l’economia Agricola”

PIAM onlus’ Migration and Integration project held a public meeting at the San Secondo Cultural Center, located in the beautiful countryside of Asti, Italy. This project, which [...]

8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks

Often building preservation is based on the premises of either being of architectural or historical interest. We could, on the other hand, think of old buildings from [...]

Writers reading afternoon for the public with special invitation for migrants

Last fall, the UNESCO World Heritage Grube Messel organized for the first time, on five consecutive Sundays, public reading afternoons with special invitations for migrants. The series began [...]

“Opportunities in the field of Action For Climate, Environment, Resources Efficiency and Raw Materials in the Horizon 2020 Program: Call 2019”

RURITAGE was present at the most recent Horizon 2020 information day, where the opportunities and challenges for the future of Societal Challenge 5 (Climate action, environment, resource efficiency [...]

Erasmudays – La Valorizzazione Del Territorio Attraverso I Progetti Europei

During the international conference on "The enhancement of the territory through European projects", which was organised by GAL del Ducato sconsrl, various European projects, where presented publicly [...]

“Cultural and creative cities for all” – Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP), EWCR

During the “Cultural and creative cities for all’ event, innovative solutions in cities and regions to empower people with special needs, minorities, the young and the elderly [...]

Final Conference of the FRAGLA project

The FRAGLA project aims to develop new knowledge of management policy and practice to facilitate integration of values and uses of cultural landscape within the local planning [...]

International Forest Art Trail

Every two years, since 2002, the “Verein für Internationale Waldkunst” organizes the International Forest Art Path in Darmstadt with a different theme. This path of Art is [...]

Sixteenth Coordination Meeting on International Migration

In preparation of the ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’, the Population Division of the Department of Economics and Social Affairs organized the “Sixteenth Snnual [...]

Rock Event “Cultural Heritage Connects!”

Last June, RURITAGE and seven other European funded projects were invited by ROCK (Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities) to come and [...]