Transversal lands: abbeys and large rivers (TRANSLANDS)
Transversal lands: abbeys and large rivers
Start date: Apr 30, 2006,
End date: Apr 29, 2008
TRANSLANDS originates from the need to overcome the risk of the landscape decay of alleged minor importance due to their marginalisation and extensive use for agricultural production. Many of the regions have the potential to make use of their cultural, historical and socio-economic value. TRANSLANDS intends to promote actions aimed at protecting and developing the common landscape features shared by several CADSES regions, namely marginal and rural areas characterized by the presence of historical abbeys, water courses and minor cities located along important routes which link large cities. They are considered transversal lands with respect to the main lines of mobility. Nevertheless, they are characterized by cultural, economic, rural and handicraft resources and represent an important link and intermediary between territories and local cultures. The project aims at enhancing their heritage as an important source of sustainable tourism and local economic development. Expected Results: the transversal lands, - Improvement of the inhabitants quality of life and avoidance/mitigation of population losses in rural regions, - Promotion of sustainable tourism as an alternative source of income, upgrading and reviving the transversal lands, - Improvement of the business climate, thus attracting businesses, - Establishment of a permanent European network of transversal lands.
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