(c) FRH / Photographer Luca Baraldi

Join the FRH Tourism, Pilgrimage & Religious Heritage Conference in Italy!

The European Network “Future for Religious Heritage” (FRH), a strong networking partner within the EUROPETOUR project, will have their Biennial Conference from 9-11 November 2016 in Vicenza, Italy. Once again this year, it will bring together those committed to save and promote religious heritage across Europe and beyond. Several topics are dedicated to religious heritage tourism, which is an important part of cultural tourism.

The conference “Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims: Encountering Religious Heritage in Today’s Europe” will examine pilgrimage in both its traditional and modern sense. As such, it will likewise be an example of how to involve and engage people in religious heritage.

Registration is now open and you are welcome to join.

FRH Vicenza


The key note speech will be held by Prof. David Freedberg, who is best known for his work on psychological responses to art and his studies on iconoclasm and censorship, and Mr Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes.

Furthermore, Mr Walter Zampieri, Head of Unit Culture Policy and Intercultural Dialogue at the European Commission is set to join the conference and add his knowledge to the presentation and discussions. The programme includes on-site study cases for conference participants through multiple heritage visits in Vicenza, Venice & Verona.

The conference is also a perfect opportunity to get in touch with the EUROPETOUR partners, who will be delighted to share experiences and outcome of the project,

  • Pilar G. Bahamonde, (Centro de Estudios Lebaniegos y Torre del Infantado, Sociedad Regional de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Spain) will present her experiences with pilgrimage and community building,
  • Karin Drda-Kühn (Association Culture & Work, Germany) will present expectations of travellers interested in religious heritage and the first results of the EUROPETOUR project,
  • Lilian Grootwagers (Future for Religious Heritage, Belgium) will speak about visitors as donors and other fundraising ideas,
  • Elena Paschinger (Kreativ Reisen Österreich / Creative Tourism Austria), EUROPETOUR expert for dissemination and Social Media activities, will present communication opportunities for cultural and religious tourism arising from new information technologies.
(c) FRH / Photographer Luca Baraldi

(c) FRH / Photographer Luca Baraldi

Check out the Programme here!

Follow the event on any of these channels to stay up-to-date with the conference: Twitter  Facebook  LinkedIn  Flickr. The official conference hashtag is #FRHVicenza2016.

Do you want to take part? Register now for the conference.

On behalf of the entire EUROPETOUR team, we are looking forward to seeing you in Vicenza!

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