Monet: The immersive experience

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French painter Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 – Giverny, 1926) was a trailblazer in the world of art, he came up with the way to paint an instant, this brief moment that won’t come back. Is there any better example than his ‘Impression Sunrise’? This masterpiece was an inflection of the artistic trends of the age …

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Matera debates on the role of ECoC in local development

01 Matera Paolo Montemurro

Last 25th October, the city of Matera became centre of international debate. Members of the ECoC-SME Interreg Europe and Cultour is Capital project, together with representatives of the cultural and creative industries, and tourism sector, discussed the role of European Capitals of Culture as a driving force for local development. The event was organized by …

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How to tally up ECoC and Tranformative Tourism


Transformative Tourism is both appealing and challenging. Finding the right synergies with the cultural and creative industry and generating positive dynamics for local environment can be a challenge for government tourism managers. For this reason, Gelsenkirchen city council in Germany, partner of Cultour is Capital has designed a strategic guide for the implementation of transformative …

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Decalogue of the temporary citizen

04 Decalogue Temporary Citizen

Tourism is sometimes perceived as an invasive and gentrifying movement, but in Cultour is Capital we like to see it as an element of positive change, capable of enriching the traveller and local communities. We are committed to active tourism that contributes to regenerate cities and rural areas. In this way the committed traveller becomes …

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Conference ECoC Matera

European Capitals of Culture as drivers for local development The ECoC-SME project recognizes the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) programme as a yet under-utilised opportunity for cities and regions to develop existing and prospective local small- and medium enterprises. During this event, we will focus about the role of ECoC in local development and also Creative Industries, Tourism, …

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Transformative tourism: a new way of traveling


(August 3, 2019) It is often considered axiomatic that travel broadens the mind and, consequently, that traveling has an implicit educative benefit. Also, getting off the routine through a journey is seen as a way to escape from daily grind and get involved in much more exciting experiences. But does this approach fully encompass the …

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