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Cultural Heritage promotion for Identity of Regions: Observatory and Networking for Cultural Tourism (CHIRON)
Start date: Feb 28, 2006, End date: Aug 30, 2008 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Recently cultural tourism has become a promising economic factor and a growing sector of the tourism industry. Destinations with a cultural tourism potential might profit from enhancing the tourism infrastructure in various ways: Cultural tourism contributes to shaping regional identities, it strengthens local economies and it has a positive influence on employment opportunities. All partner regions of the CHIRON project from Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria and Ukraine have a rich cultural heritage and a cultural tourism potential which need further development, promotion and marketing. Moreover, the institutions and infrastructure of the project areas need enhancement to facilitate cultural tourism. Here in particular transnational co-operation and networking which mobilises, links and co-ordinates relevant stakeholders would be helpful. Expected Results: By protecting and preserving cultural heritage assets and improving tourism services more visitors would be attracted to the areas. In addition, the tourism period should be extended. Based on a common transnational approach the cultural tourism potential of the regional and urban areas involved in the project should be developed and pilot demonstrations on protection and preservation of cultural heritage will be implemented. The project’s main general aims and effects are: - Protection and preservation of cultural heritage assets, - Attraction of more tourists to the areas and extension of the tourism period, - Creation of employment opportunities in the field of cultural tourism, - Improvement to the product “tourism” by combining traditional and alternative forms of tourism, - Identification and assessment of cultural heritage assets, - Preservation, protection and restoration of cultural heritage, - Development and implementation of promotion and location marketing strategies, - Preparation of a strategic spatial plan for the development and promotion of cultural tourism, - Establishment and operation of visitor information centres, - Signing of cultural heritage assets and attractions, - Exchange of experience and networking, development and application of common methodologies, - Participation in tourism exhibitions, - Press and media events; involvement of stakeholders, - Dissemination, publicity and legacy in the form of a permanent network and observatory.
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  • 64.9%   960 570,00
  • 2000 - 2006 Cadses
  • Project on KEEP Platform
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