Throughout the RURITAGE project, thirteen rural areas have been selected as Role Models. The Role Models are recognised as prosperous cases that have regenerated with the help of cultural and natural heritage. The Role Models have been selected in reference to the six different Systemic Innovation Areas. Prosperous practices of the Role Models are analysed and furthermore transferred to six selected Replicators. There is one Replicator per SIA. These Replicators represent local communities within rural territories that are in the process of building their own heritage-led regeneration strategies, although in need of support to improve their skills, knowledge and capacity building.

Each Role Model and Replicator has established a so-called Rural Heritage Hub. The hub is constituted by a community of local stakeholders as well as a physical meeting place where co-creation activities take place. The knowledge and skills coming from Role Models’ experience are transferred to Replicators through a participatory planning process that allows to tailor and adapt the Role Models’ strategies to specific needs and challenges faced by Replicators. It is thereby a living lab where local stakeholders and inhabitants cooperate for developing new heritage-led regeneration strategies for their territory.

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