With the remarkable variety of cultural heritage across Europe, the onset of globalisation offers significant opportunities for economic growth. A large part of that heritage is represented in the collections of European museums, which draw tourists from across Europe and around the world. The huge influx of tourists that museums attract is one of their most important contributions to local economies, and is becoming a growing industry in Europe at large.
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Recent News in Cultural Tourism
STEPS Pilot Project on Cultural Heritage and Diverse Societies implemented by Lisbon and Rijeka News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Cultural Tourism, Museums as Social Agents
26.06.2017 | The co-joint project of the EU and the Council of Europe "STEPS" will be piloted in Lisbon, Portugal and Rijeka, Croatia to feed into the European Year of Cultural Heritage and Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture.
BalticMuseums: Love IT! - Gamification included News, European funding for museums, Museums in a Digital World, Cultural Tourism, Learning, Sharing
16.06.2017 | Nine museums, research and tourism institutions launched the three year project "BalticMuseums: Love IT!" to develop new IT-supported offers for visitors for museums, science centres and other cultural institutions.
European Heritage Label: 25 sites pre-selected for European Commission News, Cultural Tourism, EU Culture Policy
02.05.2017 | 19 Member States of the European Union proposed 25 sites to the European Commission to be awarded the European Heritage Label. The Commission will designate the sites in early 2018.
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