How international synergies and European network can help to the CCI in a crisis time?

By Paolo Montemurro, Materahub Director  When lockdown started, in almost all EU countries, the first places to be closed were theatres, cultural spaces, cinemas, places where culture is produced and consumed with people gathering together. It is no mystery that, together with tourism, the other sector that suffered the most and immediately from Covid-19 crisis, was …

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With creative people in the city, local tourism can work better

By Ivana Ščuroková, Communication assistant in Creative Industry Košice The second largest city in Slovakia received the title of European Capital of Culture 2013, and besides the new investment projects, the title contributed to a strong creative sector which continues to develop the opportunities for tourism until today. This endless creative potential in Košice is …

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The activities of Rijeka 2020 ECoC in the conditions of Covid-19 Crisis

By Assist. Prof. Maja Grdinic, PhD, Faculty of Economics and Business University of Rijeka In order to protect the population of the Republic of Croatia from Covid-19, in mid-March, restrictive measures were adopted. Accordingly, most of the activities of Rijeka 2020 ECoC were temporarily suspended. At that time, the mayor of Rijeka formed a programme …

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New travelling, new talk, new age

By Nicholas Montemaggi, Chief Marketing Officer at iambassador Up to now travel blogs were, in addition to being a source of inspiration for readers to decide where to undertake the next trip, especially useful to travellers when they looked for information on things to do, see and try even when they were already in the …

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Gelsenkirchen Ückendorf or where creative people bring new life to the city

By Stefanie Rogg, European project manager on behalf of City of Gelsenkirchen Old facades that enchant adherents of Wilhelminian-style architecture, faceless post-war architecture, green niches and hidden entrances with surprising insights. Anyone walking along Bochumer Straße wanders through the history of Ückendorf, a city quarter in the south of Gelsenkirchen. If you walk too fast …

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How to conduct a workshop on responsible tourism during a pandemic

Over several weeks, Creative Industry Košice (Cultour is Capital partner) were preparing a three-day workshop on transformative tourism – T-Labs – with an expert from Tuscany, Italy. Due to the changed circumstances in Slovakia and around the world, however, they found themselves in a situation where the lecturer could not come and meet them in person, …

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