Interregional Thematic Workshop D:

Governance and Business Models for Cultural and Creative Tourism based on CCIs SMEs'

9 February 2021, 10:30 - 17:00 CET 

The one-day Workshop will be dedicated to the capacity building of partner`s key staff, stakeholders and policy makers and exchange of knowledge/experience on governance and business models for SME Competitiveness, by involving CCIs regarding re-deployment of CCIs for sustainable cultural and creative tourism, supported by External Expert on the topic.

9 February 2021

09:30 – 16:00 (GMT) (10:30 – 17:00 CET)

Online via Zoom


Event Moderator: Cllr Kieran McCarthy, Cork City Council, Southern Regional Assembly

and EU Committee of the Regions

09:30 Session 1: Setting the Scene

Short video #1 showcasing Cork

Official welcome Cllr Joe Kavanagh

from host city: Ardmhéara Chorcaí / Lord Mayor of Cork


Lead Partner address: Raitis Sijats, Chairman, Vidzeme Tourism Association, Latvia


Purpose of Workshop: Manos Vougioukas (Project Co-ordinator), Secretary-General, European Cultural Tourism Network


Guidelines: Jordi Tresseras & Javier Iturralde, ECTN external experts


Tea break and Made in Cork gift box and St Bridgid’s Cross strawcraft workshop

interactive session: - Rosemary Kavanagh, Basket Maker, Cork Craft & Design

11:30 Short video #2 showcasing Cork

Session 2: Focus on Cork

Speaker 1: Seamus Coghlan, Head of Economic Development,

Cork City Council

‘We are Cork’ and Cultural & Creative Industries

Speaker 2: Seamus Heaney, Head of Visit Cork

   Cork’s cultural & creative tourism

Speaker 3: Shane O’Driscoll, Visual Artist

Ardú street art initiative

Speaker 4: Amy McKeogh, Festival Director



13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Short video #3 showcasing Cork

Session 3: Governance & Business Models

Facilitator: Raitis Sijats

 Local Topic Expert: Jackie Gowran, Business Weaving

Governance & Business Models for Cultural & Creative Tourism – a perspective from Cork

14:30 Partner perspectives (5-10 mins each):

  • Vidzeme Tourism Association,
  • Latvia Veneto Region, Italy
  • Pécs-Baranya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hungary
  • Nicosia Tourism Board, Cyprus
  • Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region, Poland
  • Dundee City Council, Scotland
  • Naoussa Municipality, Greece

15:30 Discussion:

15:45 Short video #4 showcasing Cork

Session 4: Next Steps for the project

Manos Vougioukas, Project Coordinator

Jordi Tresserras, ECTN Extarnal expert

15:55 Closing remarks Raitis Sijats, VTA Latvia (lead partner)

 & farewell: Cllr Kieran McCarthy, Cork City Council

16:00 - End -