Cultural values and tourism development in rural areas
International Networking Conference

Place of the event:
Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry
9 Koronaiou str.
71202, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Thursday, 17th October 2013 (Room Kastellaki)
8.30 – 9.00
Registration, Welcome
9.00 – 9.30
Welcome speecheS
Chair: George Nikolakakis
Mr Stavros Arnaoutakis
Regional Governor of Crete

Mr Nikos Yialitakis
Municipality of Heraklion

Mr Manolis Alifierakis
President of Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry

9.30 – 11.00
Keynote speakerS
Chair: George Nikolakakis
Mrs Valerie Carter
ECOVAST – European Council for the Village and Small Town

Mr Yiannis Markakis
Director of the Cretan open-air Museum 'LYCHNOSTATIS'
Vice-Chairman of ICR (International Committee For Regional Museums)

Mr David Bole Mrs Mateja Šmid Hribar
Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, SY_CULTour Project Lead Partner

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00
Presentations of selected papers
Chair: George Nikolakakis
Effective Integration of Cultural Resources into Rural Areas
Alexandros Apostolakis

Toward a differentiated use of officinal and wild plants: patterns of sustainability in Alpine communities
Andrea Petrella

Why collaborative service design may be the key to developing sustainable cultural & rural visitor economies, with the help of ICT, social media and crowdsourcing
Melanie Levick-Parkin

The role of cultural values for rural development. selected examples from different areas in Bulgaria
Bozhidar Ivanov

When cooperation means tourist development: two case studies – Responsible tourism: managing culture and heritage in rural areas by the cooperation of all interested stakeholders
Annalisa Del Prete e Giuseppe Gargano

From Conflict to Cooperation: Responsible Cultural Tourism and Rural Economic Development
Russell E. Brayley

How can coastal communities and artisanal fishermen benefit from their own intangible maritime heritage? Some examples from Catalonia.
Eliseu Carbonell

13.00 – 14.00
Lunch break AND Poster exhibition
Cultural values and tourism development in rural areas CULTURAL HOTELS as a part of cultural tourism
Tatiana Kleymenova

Gastronomic values as part of cultural heritage of municipalities of Sombor and Apatin (Vojvodina Province, Serbia)
Igor Stamenković, Jasmina Djordjević, Ivana Blešić, Tatjana Pivac, Djordje Radetić

„Castle of the Lake Balaton” – a cultural heritage’s impact on regional development in a new market environment
György Fekete

Survey of attitudes towards social equality of local population in rural areas
Ivana Blešić, Tatjana Pivac, Igor Stamenković, Jasmina Đorđević, Ivica Jurišin

Elin Pelin’s literary heroes’ world: a focus of the cultural tourism in the village of Baylovo
Rumen Popov

Heritage resources in the tourism planning in Mazovia (Poland)
Małgorzata Kowalczyk

Emerging professional profiles for cultural tourism in rural areas
Federico Bigaran, Silvia Corrado

Presentations of selected papers
Chair: George Nikolakakis
The participatory approach in the SY_CULTour pilot project "From the tradition to the production – the sustainable use of cultivated and wild medicinal and aromatic plants in the context of rural tourism"
Federico Bigaran, Silvia Corrado, Gerardo de Luzenberger, Astrid Mazzola

Folk festivals and fairs: paths of culture and tourism development in rural areas
Efi Psilaki, Dr of Cultural and Social Sciences

Presentation of the INTERREG IVC project: Digital Agenda for New Tourism Approach in European Rural and Mountain Areas (DANTE)
Constantine Manasakis

Presentation of the SEE project SAGITTARIUS
Dorothea Papathanasiou-Zuhrt

Improving heritage sites' management: The SUSTCULT project
Črtomir Špacapan (video presentation)

15.00 – 17.00
3 parallel interactive sessions (Rooms Kastellaki and Karouzou)
Responsible tourism: managing culture and heritage in rural areas by the cooperation of all interested stakeholders
Moderator: Federico Bigaran

European, national and regional development policies for developing local initiatives and small-scale cultural tourism projects
Moderator: Ákos Szépvölgyi

Cultural tourism in rural areas: motivating tourists, marketing and branding Moderators: Dorothea Papathanasiou-Zuhrt

17.00 – 17.30
Coffee break
17.30 – 18.15
Roundtable discussion
Moderator: Janez Nared
Chair: George Nikolakakis
Social dinner

Friday, 18th October 2013
8.45 – 9.00
Meeting in Heraklion Archeological Museum and boarding to buses
9.00 – 12.00
Transfer to Palliani area (1st pilot area) and study visit
12.00 – 14.00
Transfer to Agios Thomas (2nd pilot area) and study visit
14.00 – 15.00
Lunch in Agroikies, Agios Thomas
15.00 – 15.30
Transfer to Lychnostatis Museum, Chersonissos
15.30 – 18.00
Educational programme in Lychnostatis Museum

Download Agenda in PDF Format:
English: Link 1
Greek: Link 2