Training Portal

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 is 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 follows 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 hosts various types of training resources, either developed within the project or collected from existing good practices. It enables also a fruitful relationship between the INCULTUM pilots, with a particular focus on 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, including all scientific publications by the project and the INCULTUM Book
  • Collaborations with other participatory and training initiatives
  • Useful links and bibliography

Additionally, an empirical training session provides material for skills development in destination marketing and destination governance, 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.

The first deliverable produced by the training activity of the project is available for download (PDF).

This activity is coordinated by the University of Pisa.

Training Resources

Community management to plan sustainable tourism destinations

Strategies for social branding

Good practices for socio-economic local development

Advanced Spatio-Temporal analysis, doctoral course (April-September 2022)

INCULTUM Research Outcomes

Data Workshop (coordinated by SDU)

Policy recommendations (coordinated by UMB)

Stakeholder analysis (coordinated by CBS)

Guidelines on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (coordinated by SDU) – upcoming

Local training for local stakeholders (organized by the Pilot Coordinators) – upcoming

INCULTUM Book – upcoming

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

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, Research and Learning Community of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Education and Development of Universidade Lusófona

IMPACTOUR report on cultural tourism leading to sustainable economic and social development

RURITAGE Community-Based Methodology for Regenerating Rural Areas through Heritage-Led Plans

SPOT project policy-related recommendations for the development of cultural tourism in Europe – multi-national study in 15 countries

Digital Innovation of Cultural Heritage: Handbook for tourist destinations and cultural heritage institutions by Arctur

Europeana Copyright Management Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Institutions – download PDF >>>

Europeana Guide to accurately label digital cultural heritage:

  • Guide and Q&A that explain, step by step, how to answer copyright questions to accurately label digital cultural heritage