Smart Cultural Tourism as a Driver of Sustainable Development of European Regions (SmartCulTour)

Project: Research

Project Details


SmartCulTour will propose and validate innovative interventions directed at sustainable cultural tourism that supports the development of European regions rich of tangible and intangible cultural assets.

The project will focus on:

. Concepts: By developing new definitions of (sustainable) cultural tourism,    cultural tourism destinations, sustainable development, and resilience;
• Measurement: By identifying and testing a framework of sustainability and resilience indicators and a Decision Support System for measuring and monitoring cultural tourism and its impacts;
• Procedure: By testing and presenting innovative and creative tools for stakeholder engagement, particularly art-based methods, a serious game and service design;
• Outcome: By recognizing state-of-the-art and innovative cultural tourism interventions through existing case studies and by trialling specific interventions within six community-led Living Labs.

KU Leuven (Belgium), University of Split (Croatia), MODUL University Vienna (Austria), University of Lapland (Finland), Ca’Foscari Università di Venezia (Italy), UNESCO (France), CIHEAM-IAMZ (Spain), Toerisme Vlaanderen (Belgium), Quantitas (Italy)
Effective start/end date1/01/2030/06/23


  • Horizon 2020


  • smart tourism
  • cultural tourism
  • sustainable development
  • regional development
  • resilience
  • sustainability
  • tourism
  • tourism impact