The importance of tangible and intangible cultural heritage assets to the identity and sense of community has been well-established, and it is often a driver of economic development as well.
The pandemic has imposed a drastic change in how people spend their work and free time and to the very role of the city. Cities built around tourism are ever more exposed to the “side effects” of globalisation, dependent on visitors and suffering when travel is disrupted. Therefore, there is a need to develop strategies for resilience, to protect visitors and how to adopt to the times of pandemics.
The project is examining the current state of our territories, gathering evidence of the public’s post-Covid attitudes, identifying approaches adopted by regional and municipal authorities, and seeking synergies between policy gaps and good ideas.
The Interregional Exchange meeting took place on June 15th at Greenwich University Campus. Very interesting discussions were shared on the basis of the presentations included in the agenda: Managing a tourism destination during the Covid-19 pandemic; Town centre events during the Covid-19 pandemic-insights from Horsham; Share survey findings; Building resilience in tourism and heritage sites in a post-Covid world- international insights from the Share project.
On behalf of Extremadura Government, Patricia Mora (CEO of Innogestiona Ambiental) made a presentation on resilience strategies referring to case studies of selected heritage sites in Extremadura museum Vostell-Malpartida, Plasencia cathedrals and “Edades del Hombre”.