Regione Basilicata

Southern Italy region: 535,830 inhabitants. Borders: Puglia, Campania, Calabria. Two provinces: Potenza and Matera, 131 municipalities, mostly mountainous and sparsely populated. Rich of natural resources. Still largely devoid of important communication routes. Key figures: 53,653 active companies, (33.7%) agriculture; (6.7%) manufacturing; (11.4%) building , Services, (48%) . These are mainly SMEs. Workforce: 39,29 % of regional population.

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S3 Strategy

RIS 2021-27, 5 Areas: Energy, cultural and creative industries, aerospace-earth observation, bioeconomy, automotive 24 development trajectors:

-Energy efficiency

-RES & circular economy

-Accumulation: management and control technologies and systems

-Smart networks & microgrids, energy communities

- Infrastructure & sustainable mobility

-Eco-compatible use of non-renewable energy sources and protection of territory

-Hydrogen technologies

-Emerging technologies and innovative models for the restoration, protection and conservation of tangible and intangible heritage

- Emerging technologies for content creation & creative production

-Innovative tools and models of the CCI to support other production sectors

- Social and cultural innovation for the territories

- Development of EO technologies for the GREEN transition and land security

- Strengthening the EO value chain in synergy with similar sectors

- Strengthening of TLC infrastructures, enabling technologies and industrial development services

- Strengthening of applied research infrastructures

- Management of water resources in the agro-industrial chain

- Genomic research for sustainable, precision and integrated agriculture

- Nutrition, well-being and non-technological innovation

- Green chemistry

- Hybrid and electric vehicles, related components and life cycle management

- Advanced Manufacturing & management

- New materials and related processes

- Consolidation and strengthening of the Basilicata automotive innovation ecosystem

-Promotion of sustainable mobility

Latest Updates

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Be.CULTOUR peer-learning visit – Policy recommendations on circular cultural tourism

The Be.CULTOUR community gathered in Sciacca, Italy, on 21 -22 September, for the second Be.CULTOUR peer-learning study visit.  The event, organised by ERRIN and hosted by The 5 Senses Open-air Museum of Sciacca, one of the 16 Be.CULTOUR mirror ecosystems, provided an excellent opportunity for 50 participants coming from different countries in Europe to share inputs for the Be.CULTOUR policy recommendations on circular tourism and engage in knowledge-sharing and best-practice discussions.  

  • By Astrid Hannes

Open call for technical assistance: Harnessing talent, empower regions

Until 20 October 2023, 46 regions that have been identified as facing a sharp working-age population decline, in combination with a low and stagnating share of people with tertiary education and brain drain can apply for an open call for technical assistance under the Talent Booster Mechanism.

  • By Francesca Pozzebon

ERRIN members get Saltaire Inspired: Be.CULTOUR study-visit & Local workshop in Saltaire, Bradford

International partners from Be.CULTOUR project community traveled to West Yorkshire from 27 to 30 May to learn more about key events and destinations in the district, including Bradford 2025, exchange successful approaches and build collaborations. The visit was organised in the frame of the peer-learning activities of Be.CULTOUR, where Saltaire Inspired, an arts charity creating contemporary art events in Saltaire Industrial Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the 16 mirror ecosystems. Among the visitors, 3 ERRIN members took part in the event, presenting their innovative approaches toward circular cultural tourism and experience as Capitals of Culture: the City of Leeuwarden, APT Basilicata and the City of Savonlinna.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Be.CULTOUR project – Beyond Cultural Tourism

Be.CULTOUR is one of ERRIN’s new projects led by the Italian Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development. It will mobilise five ERRIN members from the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group to offer real-life settings to co-create and test human-centred innovations for circular cultural tourism.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Be.CULTOUR project: 19 innovations on Circular Cultural Tourism

In the context of the Be.CULTOUR project, 19 teams of innovators will join the Be.CULTOUR Hackathon, to develop their innovative ideas on circular cultural tourism into innovative desirable, and feasible projects. Visit the project website and vote for your favourite one!