Austria is crossed by several cultural routes. Some of them actually belong to the network of cultural routes and some others could apply for the certification to become a European cultural route of the Council of Europe. This was the issue of the stakeholders’ workshop 'Cultural routes of the Council of Europe' organised by the Austrian Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth - Department for International Tourism and held in Wien on 8 April 2013.
Mrs. Mag. Dr. Veronika Hornung-Prähauser and Dr. Markus Lassnig, SRFG, were invited to present the first results of two running innovative European projects (CERTESS and CreativeCH) in which Salzburg Research takes part.
Around 60 participants from the tourism area have discussed about survey results and good practices examples of innovative approaches to cultural heritage versus young people and visitors of the different Austrian regions. Solutions based on use of modern IT, internet and social media have been presented and their potential for Austrian parts have been sounded. Examples of orientation along the routes (with free open maps, GPS or geocaching) and of virtual experience of the cultural routes (with smartphones and apps, like online communities and participation of the route visitors) have especially aroused a big interest.
More information about the project :
° CERTESS – Cultural European Routes : Transfer Experiences, Sharing Solutions > http://certess.culture-routes.lu/
° CreativeCH: Creative cooperation for Cultural Heritage > http://www.creative-heritage.eu/
The following documents are also appended:
1. Workshop programme
2. Presentation made by Mrs. Veronika Hornung-Prähauser
3. Guidebook on cultural routes (German + English versions).
Source of information (at Salzburg Research website):
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