CREATOUR - Creative tourism destination development in small cities and rural areas

The project aims to develop a sustainable creative tourism sector to boost tourism in small cities and rural areas as well as to contribute meaningfully to local cultural vibrancy and holistic development in pilot communities. It is informed by theoretical and methodological approaches from cultural/creative sector development, tourism, and regional development. It is organized using the key dimensions of support to enhance value for creative sector development as a framework: 1) build knowledge and capacity, 2) support content development and link creativity to place, and 3) strengthen network and cluster formation.

Partner institutions: Centre for Social Studies (Lead Partner), University of Coimbra, Portugal; Interdisciplinary Centre for History, Culture and Societies, University of Évora, Portugal; Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, University of Algarve, Portugal; Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal and Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory, University of Minho, Portugal.

CinTurs researcher(s): Alexandra Rodrigues Gonçalves (UAlg Coordinator), João Filipe Marques, Sónia Moreira Cabeça and Mirian Tavares (CIAC UAlg)

Budget UAlg: 217.311,00€

Total budget: 1.846.000,00€

Funding institution(s): Portugal 2020 by Compete 2020, POR Lisboa, POR Algarve and FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Period: 2016 - 2019

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