Project acronym: YouInHerit

Project title: Youth involvement in the innovative valorisation and revival of traditional trades and crafts as cultural heritage to make urban regions more attractive and competitive in a dynamic age   

Culture is one of Europe’s great hopes. The jobs that it generates cannot, as a rule, be relocated — they require a range of rare talents, and it is often the young people who display them.

Reviving old trades and crafts can keep together communities and make them sustainable by contributing to their economic wellbeing: old wine cellars in Hungary, salt pans or floating mills in Slovenia, breweries in Poland, old boats of Italy or olive groves in Croatia are essential for local attractiveness and could be better exploited as a source of living for people.

Regions of Central Europe recovering from structural changes are confident that development models based on local cultural and economic assets necessitate smart valorisation schemes and an innovative approach of stakeholders. Involving creative and innovative young minds in redesigning local heritage is needed to help adapt to new demands and market expectations.

YouInHerit has empowered coordinating organisations responsible for valorisation strategies and related policies via adequate support and capacities. The multifaceted benefits of the project have enhanced local potentials of cultural heritage and human creativity.



Taking cooperation forward

After 3 years of cooperation our project came to a successful end. Our aim to improve capacities for the sustainable use of cultural heritage and resources was fulfilled and we hope that it will be taken up by other relevant organizations. If you are looking to ensure better involvement of youth in the innovative valorisation and revival of traditional trades and crafts as cultural heritage you might find useful our OUTPUTS. In case of any questions feel free to get in contact with the LEAD PARTNER, we will be happy to share the knowledge gained thanks to this cooperation with you.

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Past news and events

In our archive you can find all past news about our project and our activities. During three years, we have organised number of local, regional and international activities, such as trainings, workshops, meetings, cross visits and other interesting activities which can be found in the archive.
If you are looking for something specific do not hesitate to get in touch with the LEAD PARTNER.


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