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“Launching (g)local level heritage entrepreneurship: strategies and tools to unite forces, safeguard the place, mobilize cultural values, deliver the experience“
Transnational Cooperation Project, funded by the South East Europe Programme
The PROJECT includes partners from 8 countries: Greece (Lead Partner), Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Romania and Slovenia, co-funded by the ERDF and IPA Instruments and the respective national contributions (15% of the Project budget).
SAGITTARIUS advances cultural consumption by communicating cultural values: from natural monuments and ecosystems to sites and collections, from the arts to traditions and handicrafts. Thus values of tangible-intangible, movable-immovable and spiritual heritage assets become catalysts for regeneration and development by being revealed and communicated. Given the diversity and complexity of heritage, the use of cultural values for development is feasible, only if multilateral interactions are understood and reflected in policy and delivery. Required is a multivalent and flexible nexus at local-global level to mitigate the protection-use conflict reconciling national and international strategies.
SAGITTARIUS provides the Cooperation Area with an activity mix to fully realize the socioeconomic potential of culture: put into practice is an integrative management system to classify and signify natural, man-made and spiritual heritage assets and communicate their values to different audiences across the SEE.
To promote entrepreneurial culture in the heritage sector, SAGITTARIUS encourages the formation of heritage entrepreneurs: a participatory knowledge platform transfers advanced tools among multilevel actors to protect and use heritage assets by identifying their environmental, social, historic, aesthetic, spiritual and special values; domain specific training certifies individuals with increased capacities certifying professional skills.
Implemented pilot actions on a social inclusion basis provide for cultural experience diversity connecting thus local cultural production to international markets. By activating public-private-third sector alliances, heritage entrepreneurship is established at transnational level, exemplifying, how heritage is valued, protected, communicated and used with ecologic, economic and social profit.
The VIRTUAL ROVING MUSEUM aims to proactively promote the participating regions and advances cultural consumption by connecting to the features of the territory and its products and services and support the co-creation of contextual information and participatory culture and more particularly the production of customized integrative experiences through self-directed learning.
This is achieved by making the messages attractive, compelling, relevant and portable for off-site use, capturing realism and providing emotional impact and through incorporation of artefacts, artwork, or mixed media to produce desired atmosphere and effects.
The VIRTUAL ROVING MUSEUM consists of stories about different cultural heritage values:
• Bulgaria – “Sofia grows, but does not age”
• Greece – “Rhodes building Europe: Knights at Work”
The Project Partners contributed to the content of the VIRTUAL ROVING MUSEUM are:
University of the Aegean (Lead Partner)
Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Károly Róbert College
Municipalities Union of Sinello
Mountain Community “Alto Basento”
National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism
Institute Of National Economy
Institute For Comprehensive Development Solutions
ENJOY YOUR VISIT OF THE VIRTUAL ROVING MUSEUM!