Municipality of South Pelion, GREECE (Lead Partner)

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

The Lead Partner, Municipality of South Pelion is a newly established local authority in Magnesia, as a result of the recent local government administrative reform in Greece (January 2011), formed from the union/merger of five previous local authorities (Afetes, Sipiada, Argalasti, Milies Municipalities and Trikeri Commune). The Lead Partner developed its competences in culture & interregional cooperation as a partner in INTERREG IVC CeRamiCa project (Ceramics and Crafts Industries' Increased Cooperation), on preservation and revitalisation of European Cultural heritage (former Municipality of Milies).

Cadw, Welsh Government's Historic Environment Department, UNITED KINGDOM

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

Cadw is the Managing Authority for structural funds in Wales and has considerable experience in using structural funds to implement policies in the fields of tourism, heritageand economic development. Cadw is directly responsible for the development and implementation of policies for economic development, tourism, culture and heritage within Wales.

ECTN - European Cultural Tourism Network, BELGIUM

ECTN is the only network which brings the tourism and cultural industry professionals working in different regions of Europe together to exchange experience and information on best practices. ECTN is a not-for-profit organization under Belgian Law with three strands to work: Research, Practice and Policy. 

Midland Regional Authority, IRELAND

The Midland Regional Authority is the regional body with statutory functions in regional planning and economic development and promotes the co-ordination of the provision of public services at regional level.   

Region Västra Götaland, SWEDEN

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

Västra Götaland Regional authority is responsible for the economic development, tourism, culture, quality assurance and marketing in the region. VG Regional authority influences and consults on a broad range of strategies and has an extensive list of partners and stakeholders in the region, nationally and in Europe.

Pafos Regional Board of Tourism, CYPRUS

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

Pafos Regional Board of Tourism is the official body representing under one umbrella all sectors involved in the tourism industry in the region of Pafos in Cyprus. The role of Pafos RBT within the region is to develop and coordinate activities, to promote the region as a quality tourist destination, to coordinate activities between the private and government sectors especially for problem solving related to the tourism industry and to increase flights to and from Pafos airport.



Veneto Region – Department of Tourism, ITALY

Veneto Region Veneto is among the wealthiest, most developed and industrialised regions of Italy. The Tourism Department of Veneto Region has recently elaborated a plan for sustainable and competitive tourism that includes incentives for EMAS and ECOLABEL certifications. The Region is preparing and submitting Legislative proposals as well as taking Administrative measures on tourism.

Vidzeme Tourism Association, LATVIA

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

Vidzeme Tourism Association is a regional tourism authority that brings together people, governmental institutions and businesses working in tourism sector in order to collectively advertise and promote Vidzeme (North Latvia) region, as well as to allocate financial resources from the EU and state for tourism development.


National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism, ROMANIA

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

NIRDT is a centre of Studies and Projecting for the Promotion of Tourism – a public institution of national interest, is being subordinated to the Ministry of Tourism. NIRDT offers projects of valuing the tourist potential in territory; business plans, feasibility studies; marketing research, strategies and policy for the tourist services

Mallorca Council - Environment Department, SPAIN

Consell de Mallorca is a supramunicipal public entity with government and administrative functions, representative of the island of Mallorca with 56 municipalities. The Environment Department has competences to develop actions and measures linked to sustainable development and environment preservation.

 Union of South-East Region Local Authorities, BULGARIA

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

USERLA is an association created by the 4 biggest municipalities in the Region: Burgas, Yambol, Stara Zagora and Sliven with a goal to promote the sustainable economic, social and ecological development of the Region through successful partnerships with other regions, European institutions, international organizations, NGOs, and business. USERLA works on sustainable development, one of which is cultural heritage preservation and promotion as a tool for sustainable tourism achievement.

Greek National Tourism Organization, GREECE

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

GNTO is a Public Entity supervised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The role of the GNTO is to develop, coordinate, promote and disseminate the tourism sector and use the comparative advantages of natural and cultural assets in Greece. It disseminates the tourism policies on European level.

IBERTUR / University of Barcelona, SPAIN

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

IBERTUR Network is one result of the Alfa Project on Cultural Tourism in Europe and Latin America. IBERTUR is a member of ENCATC with active participation in the UNESCO Chair Culture, Tourism and Development and its UNITWIN Network; Cultural Tourism Product Club, as advisors of the Turisime de Barcelona, a public-private body for the promotion and commercialisation of Barcelona as tourism destination. IBERTUR works with the Ministry of Culture and Tourspain in order to promote cultural tourism in country.

University of Thessaly, Department of Planning, and Regional Development, Laboratory of Tourism Planning, Research and Policy, GREECE

Member of European Cultural Tourism Network

The University of Thessaly is a university in Thessaly, Greece, founded in 1984. The university is based in Volos, but operates campuses in Larissa, Trikala, Karditsa and Lamia.


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