An important part of INCULTUM is dedicated to promote capacity building and knowledge, in order to enable the implementation of more advanced cultural tourism approaches that are based on living territories and communities, also reducing tourism’s negative impact through specific training, and strengthening local identities and social ties.
In particular, local training is offered to local communities, students, tourism professionals and cultural heritage experts, in the frame of the pilot activities. The combination of online and offline interaction with local communities will be a key element in terms of ensuring meaningful participation, local and global community engagement and local empowerment, data sharing and training results. The training methodology will follow a bottom-up structure, the main purpose being to improve socio-economic and geographical knowledge for a community co-creation design of the sustainable tourism destination.
The training portal will host various types of training resources, either developed within the project or collected from existing best practice; it will also enable a fruitiful relationship between pilots concerning innovation methodology in cultural tourism.
The training portal offers access to the following areas:
- Training resources for cultural managers, tourism professionals, and students
- INCULTUM research outcomes
- Collaborations with other participatory and training initiatives
Additionally, an empirical training session will provide destination marketing and destination governance skills with a participatory local heritage renovation approach in terms of tourism accessibility and local identity rediscovering purpose.
Resources and links will be added as long as they are produced by the project. This activity is coordinated by the University of Pisa.
Community management to plan sustainable tourism destinations
Best practices for socio-economic local development
- Activities of promotion and enhancement of the village of San Pellegrino In Alpe (Garfagnana, Italy)
Strategies for social branding
INCULTUM Research Outcomes
Guidelines on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (coordinated by SDU)
Policy recommendations (coordinated by UMB)
Results from Data gathering and analysis, including outcomes of the Data Workshop (coordinated by SDU)
Local training for local stakeholders (organized by the Pilot Coordinators)
Collaborations with other participatory and training initiatives
Photoconsortium Educational Portal: highlighting initiatives, tools and useful resources about access and educational reuse of digital cultural heritage contents available online
CitizenHeritage: an Erasmus+ project (2020-2023) dedicated to participatory approaches for citizen science in cultural heritage research and engagement
Bibliography and useful links
CHARTER Alliance report and model describing current heritage professions, by NEMO Network of European Museums Organizations
CIDATE: Citizen science in understanding and transforming the territory, by Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares em Educação e Desenvolvimento