Guide addressed to Community Managers working in mountain and rural areas in order to create heritage-based and inclusive development opportunities
The guide is addressed to community managers, who work in vulnerable territories, with the aim to define the role of the CM and the methodologies and techniques that he/she can use in order to activate the community and create opportunities of local heritage-based and inclusive development.
The guide provides community managers with competences connected with heritage-based development processes.
The Guide will be composed of two parts:
1st part: a 50-page-booklet in English about the profile of the community manager working in vulnerable areas to renovate and promote heritage-based opportunities, as well as a good practices collection and
2nd part: Digital resources, which will integrate the booklet and will be available online.
Community Heritage GeoTrail in vulnerable areas
Partners will design a heritage trail including all tangible and intangible elements representing the cultural heritage, including past and present elements, with a transcultural and accessibility approach.
Partners, as community managers, will design and activate the community leaders (representatives of associations, local experts on heritage, entrepreneurs committed in traditional productions, institutions, touristic and environmental guides) in a participatory workshop. The workshop will last 8 hours and will be structured in 2 parts:
Each GeoTrail will be uploaded on the international website and app of Geocaching, ensuring visibility to the project and its specific purposes. Geocaching is a tool already known, but it is usually used with recreational purposes. Partners will use it also to promote an adult education process on local heritage.
Innovating Cultural Heritage Toolkit
Partners will prepare a practical toolkit (pdf, 30 pages) on analysing and assessing the challenges and ideating new heritage-inspired solutions with the aim to build on the social, economic, environmental and cultural value of local cultural heritage.
The toolkit will present a step-by-step process of defining the issues, interdisciplinary analyses (designers, sociologists, social workers, architects, economists, etc.), working with local decision- and policy makers and skilled mentors, presentation of the results and implementation of proposal – by and for local population. The toolkit will contain a Strategic Heritage-inspired Planning Canvas, designed for each specific phase of the process, and the framework of “Period Table of Proposals”, aimed at evaluating and prioritizing very diverse projects, highlighting logical connection between them and showing people how small ideas can contribute to big change. The toolkit will be one of the tools that the Community manager can use to activate the community in order to create heritage-based development opportunities, especially when the emphasis is on innovation and sustainable development and inclusive participatory process. The toolkit will complement the Guide (IO1).
Collaborative digital platform
The partnership will create a collaborative digital platform, aiming at collecting and showcasing different ideas for the development of communities.
Starting from previous experiences of Idrija 2020, partners will design the digital platform and share it, both within the partnership and with other organizations, so that each Community Manager who has been reached through the project could use it for his/hers work. The digital platform will offer a schematic overview of heritage-based development opportunities, which will come out in each vulnerable area involved in the project, thanks to the inclusive reinterpretation process leaded by the Community Manager.