International project partnership: RURITAGE - Rural Regeneration through systemic heritage-led strategies

"RURITAGE - Rural Regeneration through systemic heritage- led strategies" initiated by the University Bologna, Italy has received funding from the European Union's research and innovation programme. 
RURITAGE, our international project focusing on cultural and natural heritage has reached a new phase, marked by the  knowledge-transfer  learning and mentoring visits. In August Molnar Sandor, the president of the Via Mariae Association, representing Pro Edu, has visited the UNESCO Karawanken-Karavanke Geopark to learn more about their abandoned pilgrimage route to Hemmaberg and to study the ways in which our good practices here at Maria Ut could be implemented by our Replicators for reviving this once famous pligrimage place. At the beginning of October it was our honour to welcome the representatives of the geopark for a 3 day visit to Csiksomlyo, during which they had the chance to experience a short journey on the pilgrimage route, they visited the Csikszomlyo Church and the Three Hill Altar, but also took part in the 9th edition of the Via Mariae Conference.
The Pro Educatione Association together with the Harghita County Council represents the Via Mariae pilgrimage route in the  RURITAGE rural development project supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework program (More information about the project at


Pro Educatione Association

Association Pro Educatione is a network for adult education providers, founded in 2011. It is a network that offers and promotes empirical and theoretical knowledge based on Christian values, and supports the member organizations’ work in spiritual, intellectual and material respects, accompanying them in all their professional targets concerning education in adulthood, that they are intending to do genuinely in society.