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Heritage as a Resource


In a word...
Yves Champetier, Director,
LEADER European Observatory

An asset for local development: heritage as a resource
Giving examples, Michael Dower explains why the use of heritage is a vital component of the local development process. Three accounts from LEADER officials.

Heritage Trails

"Building heritage, small heritage, landscapes..."
Monique Le Clézio [LEADER Centre-Ouest Bretagne, France]

"Not only sun"
Francisco Dominguez [LEADER Isla de La Palma, Canaries, Spain]

"Of Mills and Men"
Emmanouil Yalitis [LEADER Lassithi, Greece]

Putting heritage to work in Friesland (Netherlands): this flat country of ours
Friesland is turning to new activities to ensure a serene future. The identity and rich heritage of this region, its proximity to major urban centres mean considerable possibilities for the development of cultural tourism

A tale of "eleven cities"

Heritage at the heart of the development of Barbagia-Baronie (Sardinia, Italy): winning back the interior
The development of tourism on the coast tends to weaken the hinterland of Sardinia. Taking advantage of its natural, cultural and historic heritage could help reverse the trend by attracting holiday-makers inland and by supplying the coast with local products of high quality.

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