EUROTOUR HERITAGE seeked to promote rural heritage through local cultural tourism strategies. The objective of the project was to develop a participatory method to involve local people in the development of local cultural tourism strategies. The Participative Heritage Workshops (PHW) were created to gather regional stakeholders, people from different socio-professional backgrounds and civil society representatives jointly establish a heritage development strategy.

The Mediterranean Centre of Environment was responsible for the elaboration of the Methodological guide and the definition of the Quality standards in cooperation with the partners of the project.

The results of the project were:

  • A network based on the exchange of experience and mobility of rural heritage development experts and practitioners as well as cultural tourism professionals in Europe.
  • A methodological framework and a European quality standard for the development and promotion of a cultural tourism offer founded on the sustainable development of rural heritage.

EUROTOUR HERITAGE brοught together seven rural areas and seven partner organisations in Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, France, Greece, Italy and the United-Kingdom who are joining forces to promote rural heritage using local cultural tourism strategies.

Association for Participation and Regional Action (APARE), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
Eurolocal Mallorca – Spain
Association Marcovaldo – Piedmont – Italy
BAAT Association – Bulgaria
OL-KIS Association – Greece
– Island Association of Braç – Croatia
Southern Uplands Partnership, Southern Scotland, GB