Cultural Heritage in Action invites you to a webinar on November 28 on the topics of cultural heritage management, regional development, and community involvement in rural areas. The webinar will take place between 14:00 and 15:30.
Cantabria is a small rural Spanish region with widely dispersed municipalities. It suffers from dramatic depopulation, with many inhabitants at risk of exclusion because of the digital divide or geographic isolation. Due to this, the Liébana Centre of Studies was founded by the Regional Government to offer cultural, artistic and educational activities to over 6,000 inhabitants at risk of exclusion. Located in a thousand-year-old church, Liébana is a public-private initiative that has improved the local awareness of the value of the regional religious heritage. The process has included a fourfold strategic dimension which has considered a research dimension, acquisition and protection of infrastructure, an approach to business development and a marketing concept linked to tourism.
What to expect
During this session, you will get some insights into the content of the peer-learning visit in Cantabria and the analysis of heritage management, regional development and community involvement in rural areas. Two cities and regions will present good practices highlighted during the visit, focusing on the background, challenges faced related to the theme of the session, solutions, management model, transferability of the practice and impact.
The essence of the advice can be captured as “top tips”. Presenting cities and regions will reflect on what they’ve heard and provide additional information. The session will also be an opportunity to discuss your own challenges and present your examples.
The session will provide an occasion to engage in discussion with peers from other European local authorities. We will also provide access to the materials shared during the peer learning visit with all participants in the online deep-diving session.
More information is available here
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