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.

R URITAGE is a European project that aims at demonstrating how cultural and natural heritage can emerge as a driver of sustainable development and competitiveness of rural areas. The project has recently launched the call of interest for local actors in rural areas for joining the project as additional Role Models.

Candidate Role Models can apply by submitting good practices they have been implementing in their territories. The good practice should demonstrate how the local community relied on its cultural and natural heritage for regenerating its area. The call is open until 31 October 2018 for rural communities from both EU Member States and non-EU countries.

Additional Role Models selected following the call will have an excellent opportunity to enhance their good practices through the exchange of experiences with other Role Models and RURITAGE experts. Their good practices will be showcased to a broad range of audiences with an interest in rural regeneration. The wide promotion of the RURITAGE Role Models will increase the visibility of their rural area worldwide.

For more information about the RURITAGE project and how to become a Role Model, click here.

The RURITAGE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776465.

"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. 
Sep. 11.
Between 11 and 12 September in Csíksomlyó
Jul. 10.
The András Pető Institute of Hungarian Handicapped and the Caritas Alba Iulia, will organise between July 10-28, 2017 a three-week development session in Miercurea Ciuc.