The RURITAGE activities are mainly targeted to six rural territories, the so-called Replicators. The replicating areas will develop, implement and monitor large scale demonstration projects for rural regeneration. These territories represent Replicators since they have the big responsibility to understand, learn, tailor and replicate the successful strategies that have been identified in RURITAGE Role Models. Each Replicator works predominantly in one of the identified Systemic Innovation Areas but will be influenced also from some other SIAs.
To successfully develop their heritage-led regeneration strategies, the Replicators are assisted by both Role Models and the RURITAGE experts, the so-called Knowledge Facilitator Partners. The Role Models are directly mentoring the Replicators by giving them insights and practical tips on how to develop and implement their heritage led regeneration strategies. At the same time, the Knowledge Facilitator Partners provide the Replicators with useful tools and direct support.
In February 2019 RURITAGE launched an open call for additional Replicators. In the end, 17 additional territories were chosen. The Additional Replicators are found further down on the page.
In February 2019 RURITAGE launched an open call for additional Rs. 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 17 Additional Rs that will join project partners in the Appignano del Tronto Launch workshop in October 2019. Additional Replicators will have the opportunity to learn from the RURITAGE Role Models, Replicators and knowledge experts and to access a wide range of tools and knowledge to develop their own heritage-led regeneration plans. This will enable additional Rs to subsequently develop and implement strategies adapted to their own rural territory and increase the visibility of their region worldwide.