Friuli Venezia Giulia: enhance the economic and social impact of regional cultural heritage
In February 2017, a Culture for Cities and Regions coaching team headed to the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy. The region borders Austria to the north, Slovenia to the east and is traditionally close to the whole Balkan area. The area is extremely rich in history, arts and traditions, thanks also to its linguistic diversity, as languages spoken in the area include a number of Slovene dialects, Friulian and German, in addition to Italian.
The overall aim of the coaching visit was to help local culture resources (notably an archaeological site in Aquileia, a rural area) become a driver of economic and social development in the region by formulating concrete strategic actions.
The visit aimed to advise public authorities and provide concrete ideas on:
- The regional governance framework notably the interaction between the Fondazione Aquileia, the new ERPaC structure, the Italian Ministry of Culture and local stakeholders (communities, businesses, public authorities);
- Good practices in managing heritage sites with the objective of making the territory more attractive and to enable economic sustainability;
- Integrating heritage site management in an overall regional cultural policy strategy that supports other forms of cultural expressions (cross sectoral perspective).
Find on this page the documents related to the coaching visit, including the recommendations from the coaching team to the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.