The H2020 RURITAGE project is looking for rural areas which would like to transform themselves in in sustainable development demonstration ‘laboratories’, through the enhancement of their unique Cultural and Natural Heritage potential.
Already 19 case studies, also called Rural Heritage Hubs, are involved in the project. These 19 Rural Heritage Hubs represent 13 good practice examples or Role Models and 6 Replicators, which will implement innovative heritage-led solutions. Together with several multidisciplinary expert institutions, these Rural Heritage Hubs aim to demonstrate that Cultural and Natural Heritage can emerge as a driver for sustainable regeneration and development.
Territories selected as an additional Replicators through this call will have the opportunity to learn from Role Models, Replicators and knowledge experts and to access a wide range of tools and knowledge in order to develop heritage-led regeneration plans. Thanks to this process, they will be able to implement strategies tailored to their own rural territory and increase the visibility of their region worldwide.
Who is eligible?
Eligible beneficiaries for this call are rural communities both from EU Member States and ENP countries, eligible for participation in the EC H2020 Framework Programme and be located or implement their actions in “predominantly rural regions” (i.e. the rural population accounts for 50% or more of the total population) or “intermediate regions” (i.e. the rural population accounts for between 20% and 50% of the total population) according to the EUROSTAT definition.
Up to 9 replicators spots, 6 within, but not limited to, the EU and 3 in ENP countries, will be awarded.
31 March 2019
More information about the call and submission of application available here