Due to fast globalization and the possibility to get to every place in the world in less time, people want to have authentic and individualized experiences while spending their spare time. The preservation and promotion of their landscape and culture for developing sustainable touristic structures will be important for European regions and its embedded local areas.European institutions from France, Italy, Wales, Turkey and Greece are partners in that two years project. They all have in common that they are situated in rural regions with growing tourism. cocoate.com coordinates all activities.The project has two main objectives:
- It will be a start of a participatory process between local stakeholders, decision makers and local people about the development of sustainable touristic structures. We want to share experiences, find similarities and develop new approaches by establishing regular discussion roundtables in each partners region.
- We are going to write a local/regional touristic guide.We will pick out locations of character, those with personal connections and let people tell why they are special, unique and important for them and address why people should visit these places.