6 european cultural tourism network by j. winton

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6 european cultural tourism network by j. winton

  1. 1. Formed in February 2003.A Not-for profit companyRegistered in BrusselsBankers in Netherlands www.ectn.eu.com 2
  2. 2. Board:Zeeland(Netherlands)WalesVolos (Greece)Västra Götaland(Sweden)City of Turku(Suomi)Midland Region (Ireland)University of Barcelona www.ectn.eu.com 3
  3. 3. AIMS:facilitate the development oftransnational projectsensure improved cooperation andintegration between the tourism andcultural sectorsdevelop and improve trainingopportunitiesenable exchange of experience and bestpracticedevelop common responses to EuropeanCommission consultationslink with other networks. www.ectn.eu.com 4
  4. 4. Conferences ( average of 150attendees per conference)Barcelona (twice)CardiffGothenburgTurku Next Conference:Early 2012 – in Midland Region,Ireland – subject: Culturaltourism as an economic driver in arecession www.ectn.eu.com 5
  5. 5. TurkuResearching the economic benefit of CulturalTourism within the wider tourism benefitsTurku, Finland –(pop 2009 2010177430)Income from Tourism €252million €230millionDirect income from   €33million (15%)Cultural services sectorJobs created by this sector   546      www.ectn.eu.com 6
  6. 6. WalesCultural Tourism Strategy forWales agreedandCultural Tourism Partnershipformed in 2003In 2009 a “champion” forCultural Tourism was appointed(a senior Regional TourismOfficer) www.ectn.eu.com 7
  7. 7. Wales cultural tourism partnership membersTourism Association (made up of sme’s)Arts Council: Arts WalesRegional Tourism PartnershipsFestival organisersChurches Tourism NetworkVisit Wales (Wales government)CADW (Welsh Heritage)Local government AssociationAssociation of Tourist GuidesTraditional Music organisationWelsh language BoardNational MuseumsHistoric HousesBBC  www.ectn.eu.com 8
  8. 8. An action plan launched in 2008 with 4 mainthemes-to:Improve visitor access to Welsh culture andheritageImprove access to Wales’ national artRaise the profile of Wales as a cultural tourismdestinationImprove our understanding of the value,characteristics and need of the cultural tourist www.ectn.eu.com 9
  9. 9. Interreg 3CThe project providedguidance to best practice inthe development,management and promotionof Cultural Tourism, basedon case studies, research andexperience of EuropeanCultural Tourism Network(ECTN) partners www.ectn.eu.com 10
  10. 10. Interreg IVc ( awaiting approval)CHARTS: (Culture and Heritage Added value toRegional policies for Tourism Sustainability)BACKGROUNDThe CHARTS project focuses on the role ofculture and heritage in the formulation anddelivery of added-value to regional strategies forsustainable tourism development and integrationinto local, regional, national and EU policies.PARTNERSHIPThere are 13 PartnersFirst time that ECTN has joined a project as anentity(because we are fully constituted) www.ectn.eu.com 11
  11. 11.  The European Network for historic places of worship The European Heritage Network European Network for Cultural Centres European Cultural Heritage Online Europa Nostra European Cultural Heritage Network Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe Trans Europe Halles (the European Network of Independent Cultural Centres European Network for Baroque Cultural Heritage European Route of Industrial Heritage The European network of Cultural centre –historic monuments European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres Nectsour Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities - Culture & Heritage Group Council of Europe Cultural Routes The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions www.ectn.eu.com 12
  12. 12. Who can we work with?How can the various components of Culturaltourism be encouraged to work together?Can we be a Virtual Network? Using the socialmedia to share ideas, information, events etcCloser links with academic research – especiallyATLASContinue as a lobby for Cultural tourism to thegovernance at European level. www.ectn.eu.com 13
  13. 13.  What you can do?  Join our virtual network  Consider asking ECTN to join a project  Attend the 2012 conference www.ectn.eu.com 14

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