Kick off meeting in Hindas, Sweden
Date(s) - 20/02/2014 - 22/02/2014
The Kick off meeting in Hindas, was the official Towards Excellence in Cultural Tourism opening event. Representatives of the six European partners gathered in Hindas, Sweden to draft the structure of the Network, its strategic priorities and short-term (within the project lifetime) and long-term (2020) goals.
The event reached out to the majority of the local stakeholders involving the direct participation of more than 40 local government officials, experts in the fields of culture, tourism, sustainable development and education, as well as artists, artisans and SME representatives. Each of the partners presented their regions, with focus on the cultural tourism offer and the major challenges their respective local communities are facing. It became clear that for the participating towns the traditions, folk arts and crafts represent important resources from social and cultural perspective and taking action for their valorization and continuation is important for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth both of the local communities and the EU as a whole.
To see the agenda of the meeting, please click here : Programme kick-off meeting Sweden