Letter of commitment for increasing the economic and social development of cultural values
Around 150 worldwide participants were introduced to results of the SY_CULTour project at the International conference "Cultural values and tourism development in rural areas" in Heraklion, Greece on the 17th of October, especially the methodology for management of cultural values in rural areas. See more on the project outputs in the documents section of the web page.
In the plenary part of the conference and later on at the workshops the role of culture in rural tourism development was disscussed. 3 key common findings stand out:
• we should promote the existing and future results of the project by disseminating and applying common methodology for management of cultural values in rural areas based on a participatory approach to stakeholders;
• we should cooperate in the creation of non-massive rural cultural tourism destinations and consequently generate new income and jobs in tourism;
• we should contribute to the cross-sectoral networks in order to comprise the local and public bodies and tourism providers.
If you agree with the following statements you or your organisation is kindly invited to sign a non-binding on-line letter of commitment, which can be found at this link.