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The City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg bear witness to an exemplary model of the living heritage of a central European urban complex influenced by… ((read more…))Create_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlshapeimage_13_link_0shapeimage_13_link_1shapeimage_13_link_2shapeimage_13_link_3shapeimage_13_link_4shapeimage_13_link_5

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In Belgium 11 are the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. Among these the project will focus on the Belfries of Belgium, France and the Flemish Béguinages… ((read more…))Create_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlshapeimage_15_link_0shapeimage_15_link_1shapeimage_15_link_2shapeimage_15_link_3shapeimage_15_link_4shapeimage_15_link_5
Cyprus – The Painted Churches in the Troodos Region are among the most representative UNESCO sites of the country. Paphos has been inhabited… ((read more…))Create_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlshapeimage_22_link_0shapeimage_22_link_1shapeimage_22_link_2shapeimage_22_link_3shapeimage_22_link_4
Italy – with 49 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, Italy is at the heart of cultural heritage. From the Longobards presence in the North to the Rupestrian Churches… ((read more…))Create_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlshapeimage_26_link_0shapeimage_26_link_1shapeimage_26_link_2shapeimage_26_link_3shapeimage_26_link_4shapeimage_26_link_5
Portugal - 5 amazing cultural UNESCO sites show the heterogeneity of a country rich in traditions and culture. The project will enhance the Alto Douro Wine Region… ((read more…))Create_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlshapeimage_30_link_0shapeimage_30_link_1shapeimage_30_link_2shapeimage_30_link_3shapeimage_30_link_4shapeimage_30_link_5

The Project:

  1. Cultural Heritage is widely recongnized as a vehicle for cultural identity. EUHeritageTOUR project aims to inspire a transnational route to UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites across Europe, contributing to the differentiation of the European tourism as well as to the promotion of shared cultural heritage, thus stimulating a greater sense of European identity.

  2. The EUHeritageTOUR, basing on the collection and analysis of different best practices, and the following improvement of the local stakeholders’ management skills, will inspire and, subsequently, offer a transnational “Integrated Tourism Product”, at first linking together 6 regions and countries, strengthening cross-border cooperation, and involving added partners (ie regions and countries) during the life time of the project, ensuring a multiplier effect.
    As a result of the shared heritage capitalization, at first a few multiple-tourist-itineraries will be identified and inspired, attractive to young tourists, based on the principles of Differences and Commonalities throughout EUROPE, Sustainable and Competitive tourism, in times of the economic crisis, and Community based participation for nearby services.

  3. The EUHeritageTOUR’s direct impact is to provide added value to the single heritage sites of the Network of networks, exploiting them from a touristic point of view, with positive indirect effects on the community, in terms of Cultural, Social and Economic growth.

The EUHeritageTOUR project aims at contributing to the differentiation of the European tourism offer by developing a Community-based, Transnational, Complex and Integrated Touristic Product focused on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites across Europe

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Tourism sector is a strategic lever for the European economic growth. In order to maintain Europe’s leadership in the worldwide tourism market, The EUHeritageTOUR aims to inspire and develop promotional strategies, sustainable frameworks and specific management skills in particular for public and private stakeholders active in the Culture and Tourism sector.

Considering the need to stimulate a great sense of European identity, the EUHeritageTOUR will develop an innovative transnational integrated tourism product basing on UNESCO cultural world heritage sites, providing an important narrative for the historical development in Europe.

The aims of the EUHeritageTOUR are to improve the management skills of key-players in the management of the UNESCO sites across Europe to meet the high quality standards demanded by tourists in particular in times of economic crisis. Key words in this sense will be Sustainability, Community-Based offers, and Competitiveness.


a well balanced combination of public and private entities coming from UNESCO Cultural
Heritage representative countries: Austria [City of Graz], The Netherlands [Europeana Foundation], Cyprus [Cyprus Tourist Office], Italy [X23 Ltd — Consortium Coordinator], Portugal [Alentejo Tourism ERT; Quaternaire Portugal]

Transnationality represents the ground base and the key feature of both project and Consortium.
By transnationality it is possible to promote shared cultural heritage by the creation of an international cultural route, resulting in a positive impact
on a local as well as global level. 
The Consortium Partners are located in strategic countries, hosting outstanding UNESCO sites and thus

offering a diversified tourist offer in a coherent and sustainable itinerary:

  1. 1.The City of Graz (AUSTRIA), comprising the Historic Centre and the Eggenberg Castle;

  1. 2.Europeana Foundation (The Netherlands), presenting Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout, the Rietveld Schröder House, Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht and the The Defence of Amsterdam;

  1. 3.The Cyprus Tourism Organization (CYPRUS), introducing the Painted Churches in the Troodos Region;

  1. 4.X23 Ltd (ITALY), comprising the Basilica of San Francesco and other Franciscan sites; the Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia;
    Sassi and the Park of Rupestrian Churches of Matera; and the serial-site “Longobards in Italy - Places of the Power”;

  1. 5.The Alentejo Tourism ERT (PORTUGAL), including the Historic Centre of Evora, the Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications

  1. 6.Quaternaire Portugal (PORTUGAL), introducing the Alto Douro Wine Region, the Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in Coa Valley & Siga Verde,
    the Historic Centre of Oporto, the Historic Centre of Guimarães

The EUHeritageTOUR, UNESCO WHS in : Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands

AND ASSOCIATED COUNTRIES : France, Greece, India,  Macedonia, Spain, United Kingdom (on June 2014)

Program Dossier

The Netherlands
Netherlands hosts 8 World Heritage sites, 7 of them are classified as “cultural”, while 1 as “natural”.Water represents a binding element as … ((read more…))Create_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlCreate_a_Tour.htmlshapeimage_47_link_0shapeimage_47_link_1shapeimage_47_link_2shapeimage_47_link_3shapeimage_47_link_4

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All entries of "associated partners" are free of charge.

The cost of the project is EUR 208,000 EUHeritageTOUR. The Europe Union has supported for EUR 158,000

Any links to external websites and/or non-World Heritage information provided or returned from UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre web search engines are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by European Commission, UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General of the content or views of the linked materials.

All images are provided as a courtesy by the authors under the Creative Commons Licenses CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Main Partners
Associated Partners



Touring Club Italiano

X23 Ltd, Italy


Europeana Foundation

The Netherlands



Tourism Office
of Cyprus

City of Graz


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