How can members of the Be.CULTOUR community better support each other and also share their experience with a wider audience? Based on the principles of peer learning, replicability of practices and co-creation methodology, this webinar series aims to accompany the participants towards a comprehensive understanding of circular and sustainable cultural tourism practices. A mix of on-ground experience and expertise will guide participants into these innovative practices and show how to apply them context-specifically. Nine editions throughout the year will touch on different but interrelated topics. Keep reading for more information on each webinar.

Webinar 1: Circular cultural tourism

The role of Heritage Innovation Networks for co-creation and communities empowerment

24 February 2023 – 14:00-15:30 CET

The webinar will address methodologies and tools for stakeholders’ engagement, serious gaming and co-creation, explaining how to bring together expert and local knowledge to let “hidden” cultural resources emerge and being recognized and fully exploited as a driver of local development, communities’ empowerment and innovative entrepreneurship through circular cultural tourism.

Webinar 2 – 24 March 2023 – 14:00-15:30 CET

Understanding the European value of cultural heritage: Power of networks

The webinar will address the concept of Europeanisation based on the intertwine of cultural networks operating in Europe. We will discuss the added value of being a member of a network and reflect on the opportunities and challenges faced by network operators. In addition, examples on the benefit from formal and informal networks will be presented, as well as guidelines on how to use the networks to develop innovative solutions towards circular cultural tourism. This approach reflects the ambitions of Be.CULTOUR and constitutes an important part of the concept ideation and development of Action Plans in its pilot heritage sites.

Webinar 3 – 21 April 2023

Innovative solutions for circular cultural tourism

This webinar gives voice to prominent guests from academia, policy, business and practice to exchange views and showcase their own experience/experimentation in circular cultural tourism. It will define what is meant by innovative solutions for circular cultural tourism, what possible tools could be used to activate the process and involve the local community in the co-design, co-development and co-implementation of the solutions. Moreover, concrete examples from different continents will be presented and challenges will be thoroughly discussed.

For more information and registration, please visit the website of Be.CULTOUR.