The project Culture Twinning: Twinning Tourism Promoting Cultural Heritage has officially started with the kick off meeting held from 21st to 23rd of November, the project partners gathered in Vicenza to discuss the implementation of future activities. The project, funded by Europe for Citizens project, is led by Municipality of Novo Mesto (Slovenia) in partnership with ALDA, Developement Centre of Novo Mesto and the municipalities of: Herceg Novi (Montenegro), Torun (Poland), Vilafranca de Penedés (Spain), Trnava (Slovakia), Langhenagen (Germany), Buhel (Germany), Bihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The main objective of the two-year-long project is to create a strong network of twinning towns to mutually promote cultural tourism and raise awareness among citizens on the importance of cultural heritage.
During the first meeting, partners had the opportunity not only to meet each other and present their respective towns, but also to interact with local actors operating in cultural heritage field during a networking event. Being cultural heritage the focus, international participants attended a guided tour to discover Vicenza’s rich cultural heritage, while an interactive guided tour for kids took place, in order to stress the importance of educate young generations on local cultural heritage and to share the methodology applied to do so.
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