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Future results

The project will raise awareness on the importance of cooperation among European local authorities in order to foster their social and economic development. It will result in the creation of a long-lasting thematic Network. The project activities will lead to a common approach towards cultural tourism, integrating all target groups.

Policymakers will enrich their own competences by exchanging experiences and good practices
-make long-lasting and sustainable partnerships, which can serve as a basis for future cooperation in other fields
-promote their territories as tourism destinations, develop international, cross-sectoral cooperation and implement the joint strategies on the way to improve the quality and visibility of the European cultural tourism offer
-become aware of the importance of the European cultural heritage as a means to foster development
Experts (culture, tourism, economic development) will strengthen their expertise in the relevant fields and will acquire the necessary skills to work in international and cross-sectoral cooperation

-communicate and exchange ideas, as with the actors on the local level, as with citizens from other European states and thus exercise active citizenship
-increase their knowledge on European policies and the opportunities the EU provides
-become aware of the importance of preservation and valorization of intangible cultural heritage and the opportunities it provides for entrepreneurship
-get to know each other, exchange ideas and engage in intercultural dialogue, resulting in the promotion of European values

-increase the awareness of their social utility in order to promote Active Ageing;
-share their experience and knowledge to the younger generations and enrich their own competences in terms of innovative practices, European policies and opportunities of the EU

Enrich their knowledge of Tradition and crafts thanks to their cooperation with senior citizens, acquire new skills and know how, increase their awareness of the importance of the shared cultural heritage, participate in discussions and decision making processes;
Meet business, institutions and organizations’ representatives, make new contacts, find potential employers, meet successful entrepreneurs and learn from their experience

-help establishing the SMEs, NGOs, cultural and tourism organizations as key actors in the development and promotion of cultural tourism
-optimize their operational capacity and develop new synergies through good practices exchange with their European colleagues
-discuss their problems and seek common solutions with the support of all other target groups
-communicate their professional requirements to decision makers and educational institutions
-promote their products and services, expand their markets and make new partnerships
The sustainability of the Network will be guaranteed as follows:
•A clear structure and long-term strategy for the operation of the Network will be agreed
•The Network addresses and seeks solutions to problems of equal importance to all partners, which will motivate the municipalities to keep developing the Network in the future
•The positive effects of the project activities on all target groups and dissemination of the results to the wide audience will also ensure sustainability by laying the grounds for cooperation in other fields/regions/states.