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Culture Tourism for City Breakers

Culture Tourism for City Breakers

                              

Culture Tourism for City Breakers focuses on building city-based international cultural tourism. It brings fields of cultural production, tourism management and business together in order to build a multidisciplinary co-development forum for cultural tourism actors with strong connection to educational institutions.

Key co-developers in the Project are cultural practitioners, 3rd sector actors, artist, art institutions, cultural intermediaries, students of tourism and cultural productions and regional tourism actors. It works together with Visit Finland unit in order to strengthen national influence of the Project.

As an end result the Project will boost cultural management and tourism education via specialized knowledge on building cultural tourism in city surroundings. The practices of this new educational focus benefits from the multi actor and multidisciplinary network of co-developers. The Project benefits cultural and tourism education that will be able to give more specific courses resulting local, regional and national growth in cultural tourism and creating new job possibilities in the future.

The Project is based on a joint co-developer forum that takes action in series of co-creation and co-developing Thinktanks in each partner city (Helsinki, Lahti and Jyväskylä). Think-tanks agendas are partly local and partly national depending on specific tourism and cultural aspects of each city reflected at the Think-tank.

Duration: 1.8.2018 - 31.8.2020

Coordinator: Metropolia ammattikorkeakoulu

Project manager at HH: Jarmo Ritalahti

Funding: European social fund

Partners: Haaga-Helia UAS, Lahti UAS, Jyväskylä UAS