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Second interregional workshop on Industrial Heritage Tourism held in Sweden

Second interregional workshop on Industrial Heritage Tourism held in Sweden


The second interregional workshop with study visits dedicated to ‘Industrial heritage Tourism' took place in Borås on 14 - 16 March 2017, organised by Region of Vastra Gotaland/Vastarvet, at an old industrial site transformed into the Textile Fashion Centre.
In the workshop participated all CHRISTA partners with their stakeholders and policy makers, as well as guest speaker European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage E-FAITH and external experts on the industrial heritage from University of Rijeka, Centre for Industrial Heritage, commissioned by partner European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN).

The first day started with study visits to Gothenburg industrial heritage in the harbour of Gothenburg to see the transformation of the area, from shipbuilding and docks to an area for business, research, education and exclusive residential complexes. This visit was followed by presentation on a platform for cooperation by Tourism Board West Sweden at Gothenburg City Museum, visit at one of the industrial heritage sites flavour mill Melltorps såg and the Limmared Glassworks cultural centre with museum and creative activities, a place which is known as main supplier of the world-famous Absolut Vodka bottle and good example on local volunteers and refugee's engagement in the operation of the establishment.
The second day started with presentations of industrial heritage assets in 9 partner regions and their best practices in deploying these assets for cultural tourism development and promotion.
External experts, Ivana Golob Mihić and Ema Makarun from University of Rijeka Centre for Industrial Heritage presented state of the art in the in Industrial Heritage for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism by short terminology overview, international associations dealing with industrial heritage, existing charters with tourism aspects, examples of cultural monuments and sites and reuse for tourism purposes. It was followed by presentation on how Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture 2020 developing industrial heritage tourism with conclusions.
Guest speaker, Mr Adriaan Linters, Secretary General of E-FAITH, highlighted industrial heritage with link to tourism at pan-European level, presented work of E-FAITH plan for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

He also presented work of COSME project Genius Loci, which aims to enhance tourism related to industrial heritage and will provide to tourist operators specific tools and methodologies to increase the tourism flow to the industrial heritage sites.
He also provided some recommendations on how to preserve and deploy industrial heritage for tourism including engagement of volunteers.
The working session continued in seven groups that discussed and explored industrial heritage between the participants with focus on the potential for industrial heritage and tourism and cooperation between the actors in the tourism sector.
The day ended with Synthesis and conclusions of the workshop by the workshop organisers
with the contribution of the external expert and ECTN policy advisor.

CHRISTA project is made possible by the financial support from the European Union - the Interreg Europe programme and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Conference on Intangible Heritage Tourism in the frame of Interreg Europe programme and Award of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Destination in Guimaraes

Conference on Intangible Heritage Tourism in the frame of Interreg Europe programme and Award of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Destination in Guimaraes


The 9th international conference for Cultural Tourism in Europe will take place in Guimaraes, Portugal on 23 - 24 September 2016, on the theme ‘Intangible Heritage: Incomparable Asset for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Development'.
The conference is held within the framework of Interreg Europe project CHRISTA (Culture and Heritage for Responsible, Innovative and Sustainable Tourism Actions), which started in April 2016 for 4 years, including Intangible Heritage as one of four priority themes.

This Conference on 23 September at the ‘Platform for Arts and Creativity'centre in Guimaraes, will discuss the latest trends in the field of intangible heritage, including innovation, creativity, design, Research & Development and sustainable and responsible tourism product development.
Keynote speakers are: the Vice-Chair of the Commission for Natural Resources, Committee of the Regions, Mr. Anthony Buchanan who will speak about ‘Tourism as a Driving Force'; Council member of Europa Nostra, Prof. Konraad Van Balen who will present the study ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe'; representative of the European Travel Commission Ms. Iulia Niculica, who will present ‘The European Tourism Manifest for Growth & Jobs'; and the Chair of NECSTouR Working Group Cultural Tourism and Cultural Sustainability, Mr. Jose Luis Maestro Castineiras.

The conference will be addressed by video messages from Claudia Tapardel, Member of the European Parliament, Co-chair of the Intergroup for European Tourism Development, European Parliament Committee on Transport & Tourism Member and Carlo Corazza, European Commission, DG Growth, Head of the Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries Unit.

The Director of European Institute of Cultural Routes Dr. Stefano Dominioni will make live intervention online.

Through a ‘Call for Presenters', 20 presentations have been selected in the programme coming from 11 countries. Presentations will be made by 9 destinations, 12 universities and 3 consultancies. They will showcase relevant experience, share best practices, methods and concepts of successful implementation and provide practical recommendations to preserving, deploying and promoting intangible heritage for responsible and sustainable tourism development. The Conference will conclude with a debate on the potential of intangible heritage for innovative, sustainable and responsible tourism development.
During this Conference there will be a ceremony of the ECTN Award prize for ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2016" on the theme ‘Intangible Heritage Tourism'. There are 23 candidates for the Award coming from 9 countries across Europe.

The conference programme will be enriched with a Study Tour in Ave region on the next day 24 September, which will include visits to Guimaraes "Oficina" (traditional Needlework and "Lovers Pottery", the railway museum of Arco de Baúlhe and the Tamancos exhibition, to Casa da Lã - Bucos - Cabeceiras de Basto - project for the development of traditional wool craft, demonstrations of Luta do Pau - Bucos - Cabeceiras de Basto (traditional stick fight) and to Cabeceiras de Basto - Romaria of S. Miguel - Project Romarias do Minho.


Media contacts
European Cultural Tourism Network
Ieva Treija
E-mail: [email protected]



We have the pleasure of inviting you to the Information Day on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Design Tender on 5th July in Burgas.

Burgas Municipality is implementing "Burgas Integrated Urban Transport" Project. The project is financed by the OP "Regional Development" 2007-2013 and by the Municipality.

The project is now in its first stage and the core output is expected to be a tender for the design of the BRT system and its elements. The tender will require analysis of current road network in compliance with the proposed BRT route, bus priority management, analysis of current bicycle network, design of new bus stations.
The Municipality wishes to invite all interested parties in order to provide transparent and full information on the tender procedure.
More information on the tender can be found at after 28th June.

Agenda & Practical Information
13:00 Bus tour on the BRT Route - Meeting point at the Central Entrance of the Railway Station

14:00 Opening 

Introduction to the project
Detailed presentation on technical specifications and requirements
Questions & Answers Session
15:30 Wine & Snack

Sea Casino cultural Centre, Sea Garden

Daniela Nikolova
Email: [email protected]


IMPORTANT: Link to Appendix: Drawings of BRT system from feasibility study-

Link to Report for Phase I of the preparation of Integrated Urban Transport Project -



On 26 - 27 May 2010 in the conference hall of Hotel Burgas was held the first training seminar on "Monitoring and management of air quality". The event was a part of the project "Installation of a mobile laboratory for integrated management and monitoring of air quality in Burgas", financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. Within the project three more training sessions are planed to be done.

The seminar lectors are scientists from Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), which are also project partners. Participants in the event had the opportunity to learn about European practices for managing air quality, the methodology for developing a program for monitoring and ensuring air quality. The results of an innovative study of ambient air in a method called "passive samplers" in the Municipality of Burgas were presented. The participants had a chance to   acquaint of the European and national legislation and municipal policies in this area.

The seminar was attended by RIEW Burgas, Burgas Regional Laboratory, representatives of municipalities in the Burgas District, Lukoil Burgas, Kronospan, the Ombudsman of the municipality of Burgas, etc


You can find pictures from the event here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.


You can find presentation from the event here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.


Open days 2008

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Burgas was the most active among all Bulgarian municipalities during the "Open Days" / Open Days / in Bruxelles and win new friends in the capital of Europe.

Attractive multimedia presentation focusing on the tourism potential of Burgas, before the full hall Deputy Mayor Ivelina Vassileva.

Presentation is perceived that the offer of Burgas to potential tourists and investors unique opportunities for transport and communications, because of the proximity of the Port and Airport Burgas. Ivelina Vassileva revealed the intentions of the new local authorities in Burgas to take care of improving the infrastructure of the Islands in the St. Anastasia and turning it into a popular tourist destination. Had paid attention to public-private projects to be implemented in Bourgas on protected areas around the city of opportunities and ecotourism balneotherapy. There were opportunities for cultural tourism and festivals Burgas: drama and kinofestivalat On shore, the International Folklore Festival, Bourgas and the Sea "and the new - festival of sand sculptures and Spirit of Burgas.

Open days  2008 -   more