EUROPETOUR Project Meeting in Suceava, Romania

Somewhere in the north part of Romania, the EUROPETOUR project team is set to discover a small piece of heaven: Bucovina. Famous for its countless churches and monasteries, the north-eastern parts of Romania are center stage to our vision of developing training modules for stakeholders in cultural tourism management across Europe. To do so, we will be visiting the famous local Dragomirna & Moldovita monasteries, among others.
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Survey Results from our 2nd EuropeTour Meeting in Waidhofen

Our EuropeTour experts from Spain, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium, Germany & Austria have once again gathered in order to discuss results from our previously conducted EuropeTour survey so as to establish training modules for stakeholders in cultural tourism. EuropeTour partner Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) conducted the survey and analysed the results with country specific input of all partners and their respective regions.

The principal aim of the EuropeTour survey has been to disclose the training needs of stakeholders in cultural tourism across Europe. The survey has been conducted neither exhaustively nor scientifically, but rather as a bottom-up, practical approach highlighting the most relevant issues currently being discussed in rural cultural tourism development. Continue reading

EUROPETOUR takes off in Bad Wimpfen

From December 1st – 4th, the regional tourism association Heilbronner Land, who is one of the ten EUROPETOUR partners, is hosting the first-ever gathering of this prestigious European cultural tourism project. The little town north-west of the Baden-Württemberg capital Stuttgart at the river Neckar is the perfect place for a project focused on European cultural tourism, according to managing director Tanja Seegelke: “Bad Wimpfen is a model for a small historic German city with a rich cultural history in a rural area.” Continue reading

EUROPETOUR – Developing cultural tourism networks in rural areas of Europe

Since 2011, the cultural tourism network KIRA developed and managed by the German association “Kultur und Arbeit” has been working on providing support to cultural tourism institutions, their employees and partners across the areas of the Taubertal, Hohenlohe and the country around Heilbronn. Now, its 250 members are set to benefit from another great achievement: The funding of the association by the European Commission as part of the EUROPETOUR project. Continue reading