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Alector project: development and promotion of heritage tourism standarts in Black Sea Basin

The ENPI CBC JOP Project “Collaborative Networks of Multilevel Actors to advance quality standards for heritage tourism at Cross Border Level” with ACRONYM “ALECTOR” belongs to the ENPI CBC BLACK SEA JOP PROGRAMME and is funded under 
PRIORITY AXIS 1: “Supporting cross border partnerships for economic and social development based on combined resources” and 
MEASURE 1.2 “Creation of tourism networks in order to promote joint tourism development initiatives and traditional products”


The need to produce high-added value tourism products and establish novel tourism policies to sustain later on locally produced heritage tourism, is strictly interwoven with the need to let collaborative networks and strategic partnerships emerge at cross border level.


Fully in accordance with ENPI CBCBS JOP/Priority1/Measure1.2, the ENPI CBC BS ALECTOR focuses on different types of heritage assets and their values as main lever to invest in human capital and tourism innovation in an effort to achieve socio economic development and cooperation with social partners in the Black Sea: a project-driven form of co-operation among multilevel actors at cross border level emerges, fully realizing the socioeconomic potential of heritage resources in the Black Sea Basin and establishing a unified quality system for the development of cross border and international tourism products and common service standards with acknowledged market value.


The ENPI CBC BS JOP Project ALECTOR will involve actors from various administrative and social levels, so as to strengthen their capacity to effectively manage heritage for tourism. These collaborative networks will deliver three main outcomes: a) (re) activation of human capital by intense know-how transfer of innovative practices -directly deriving from research conducted, b) local authority empowerment by diffusing policies regarding heritage management and tourism planning and c) the development of local and


HERISCOUT “The Cross Border eCourse in Heritage Tourism” 7 regional strategic partnerships. By delivering local and regional strategic partnerships, ALECTOR encourages various action groups to co-operate, bring together key organizations, stakeholders and actors, from the three spheres of state, market and civil society, to identify further needs and priorities.


Greece, Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Drama
Turkey, Istanbul, Istanbul – Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
TR90, Trabzon
Romania, Constanta
Bulgaria, Severoiztochen, Varna
Moldova, Chişinău, Chişinău
Ukraine, Donetsk Oblast, Donetsk
Georgia, Adjara, Batumi

The ENPI CBC BLACK SEA JOP PROJECT ALECTOR is dedicated to promote cultural values for development, enhance environmental conscience and behavioural patterns, to mitigate the protection-use conflict and improve the attractiveness of the Black Sea regions in support of socio-economic development contributing to the EU and cooperating countries according to the 2020 priorities for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Art and culture have not only a key cultural and social value, but also an undeniable economic impact. Indeed, it is a fact that the cultural sector represents a productive branch that is growing in importance. The cultural factor, strongly associated with heritage tourism, is frequently used as a key element for regional and/or economic development. However in the new globalized economy cultural values are resource inherent and often hidden or ignored. They directly depend on the capacity of people to interpret and use them for public benefit. It is urgently needed to cope supply (cultural values) and demand (cultural consumption) via novel skills. 

HERISCOUT aims to create a participatory knowledge platform by addressing different target publics at BLACK SEA level and thus promote heritage entrepreneurship; in addition it aims to build the basis for the certification of individuals with increased capacities to meet the goals of the New Lisbon Agenda.


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