Leader II

Leader II Evaluating a territory’s touristic potential

This guide is aimed primarily at local action groups, in particular new LEADER II groups and their local partners. Its principal aim is to enable these groups to carry out their own evaluation of touristic potential, taking into account supply, demand, competition and market trends. This will also enable them to decide on the particular[…]

Culture and Cultural Heritage

Impact of European Cultural Routes on SMEs’ innovation and competitiveness

Culture is an essential component and a key factor for the effective delivery of the core mission of the Council of Europe to promote human rights, the practice of democracy and the rule of law. Promoting culture as the „soul of democracy“ means advocating strong cultural policies and governance – aimed at transparency; access; participation[…]


Affiliate Members Global Report: Volume twelve – Cultural Routes and Itineraries

The UNWTO Affiliate Members Global Report, Volume 12 on Cultural Routes and Itineraries is a joint publication with Affiliate Member, Agencia de Turismo de Las Islas Baleares (ATB). The report highlights current trends in cultural tourism providing insight on how cultural routes and itineraries contribute to tourism development. Cultural routes have provided destinations globally with[…]


Exhibition about the experiences of pilgrims of the Interior Portuguese Way of Saint James

One of the objectives of the CULTOUR+ project is to focus on a local stretch of a pilgrim route and see what young entrepreneurs can learn from those who follow the route and from those who work along the road. In Portugal we choose to work with the Interior Portuguese Way of Saint James. XerardoPereiro[…]


“CERTESS” TOOL KIT for designing, planning and implementing a Cultural Route

The present guidelines have been developed within the project of inter-regional cooperation ‘CERTESS – Cultural European Routes. Transferring Experience, Sharing Solutions’ co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Programme INTERREG IVC. Those guidelines were intended to facilitate the activities of preparing, implementing, managing, monitoring and evaluating cultural routes. The realization of the inter-regional[…]