What We Do
European cultural routes and heritage represent a resource for innovation, creativity, small business creation, and cultural tourism products and services development. The promotion of cultural tourism is a logical next step in developing Cultural Routes since this type of tourism builds on the uniqueness and authenticity of remote destinations, local knowledge, skills, traditions and heritage. CULTOUR+ is a Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in the field of Higher Education with the mission of coaching and fostering innovative and creative business ideas in cultural management for pilgrimage and religious cultural and thermal tourism (lodgement services, guiding services, museums, complementary activities to pilgrimage and thermal experiences, souvenirs designing, etc.) We look for committed entrepreneurs to foster and coach their ideas and offer high quality university training and education to transfer to their business ideas and professional expertise.
Cultour+ Summer School 2016
Nice to meet you in Cáceres (University of Extremadura, Spain) in the Cultour+ International Summer School. We are very glad and grateful to have you here, interested and interesting people from so many countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgary, Greece, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Spain).
Cultour+ Summer School 2017
The course take place in the Douro World Heritage landscape. Is designed to build capacity in fundamental principles and techniques for interpreting cultural and natural heritage and landscape, doing adequate cultural mediation and tour guiding.
Project description The present global situation, with economic crises affecting many countries and regions, has had a negative impact on the availability of employment opportunities for qualified people. This has led a growing number of people to consider entrepreneurship as an avenue towards employment seeking out agencies and organisations to help them realise their business[…]
In Portugal two teams are active in the CULTOUR+ project, one in Viseu and another in Vila Real. So when they had to choose a pilgrim road to work on, the choice was made very easily: the Portuguese Pilgrimage Inside Way to Santiago de Compostela, a relatively new tourist route. Brief History of the Ancient[…]
At the edge of the Silesian province, in the south of Poland, on the Visla River lies the town of Czestochowa. On the limestone hill is situated the church with the monastery of Jasna Góra. The hill rises to a height of 340 m. The main purpose of visiting the sanctuary [A 15th-century Gothic chapel][…]
Cross Forest is one out of six cultural pilgrim routes analysed within the framework of the project Cultour+. Project Cultour+ No. 2015-1-ES01-KA203-016142 “Innovation and Capacity Building in Higher Education for Cultural Management, Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism in European Cultural Routes” is an Erasmus Strategic Partnership of universities, local governments, SMEs and NGOs, that, following the[…]
The case study selected to represent Greece in Cultour+ was that of the Footsteps of St. Paul. In Greece numbers rise to 300,000 visitors to religious sites annually. However, it is difficult to constitute a “route” for religious tourism in Greece, as pilgrimage tends to be focused on specific religious endowments, churches or monasteries and[…]
[slideshow_deploy id=’715′] In Latium Region it is possible to distinguish two main macro-areas of Francigena Routes separated by Rome, being exactly in the middle of the region. However, the present work will mainly focus on the Southern area, given the fact that the case study as well as the enterprise incubation within Cultour plus are[…]
Presentation We are happy to issue our Newsletter number 1 in which we can only present a little part of Cultour+ progress, activities, networks and results. For continuous feedback on the project we will be updating our website and our Facebook. Cultour+ philosophy Cultour+ aims at enhancing cultural tourism (particularly religious and thermal tourism) by[…]
Cultural Management and Tourism in European Cultural Routes: Cultour+ Summer School. Book of Abstracts
The International Summer School hold in Cáceres in different scenarios, was the first multiplier event of Cultour+ project, an Erasmus+ Strategic Action involving 9 partners from 6 different European Countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain). This course gathered together experts, researchers and entrepreneurs from seven European countries to share diagnosis and think about[…]
Proceedings from an International Cultour+ Summer School carried out between the 13th and the 15th of July 2016 hosted by the University of Extremadura in Cáceres. Under the medieval citadel, a World Heritage Site, participants let deploy their knowledge and ideas on how to transform pilgrimage routes and thermal spas into pillars for the sustainable[…]
Pilgrims going on a pilgrimage tour or tourists seeking healing and relaxation at thermal springs and spas are special categories of travelers, involving a certain level of spirituality, interest in the cultural ambience and, sometimes, special needs. They constitute, thus, special clientele and need quite a good support on the information and services’ level. The[…]