The European Commission is staging a 5-day Seminar in a castle in the southern Tatra mountains of Slovakia, focusing on Reviving cultural heritage: Social and Economic Empowerment of Rural Areas, from 15th to 19th May.
It aims to 'improve the cohesion of local communities through educational paths that support the personal development of specialists, citizens and minorities towards labour market integration in Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece, Slovakia and Turkey.'
The intent is to build a strategy of economic and employment development linked to quality tourism and to underline the role that a proper appreciation of cultural heritage can play in the economic regional development. It's also about building relationships in the public sector and governance, participation and partnership, marketing places, strategic planning of territories, innovations and creativity, local production systems in the creative economy, and social responsibility.
Eugene will deliver a dj storytelling event playing the music of these six countries (film soundtracks, folk music on less well-known instruments and in various dialects, and contemporary experiments), plus a social-dining night with a question menu reflecting the themes of reviving rural heritage and empowering minorities. So two playful, political, memorable evening formats.
Groups participating include Fundación Santa María de Albarracín, (Spain), Glocal Factory (Italy), Vienna Association of Education Volunteers, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and IGEA (Turkiye).