Cult-CreaTE High-level dissemination event / Final Conference

"Cultural & Creative Tourism based on CCIs for SME Competitiveness"

24-25 May 2022, Cēsis, Vidzeme, Latvia

All times EEST



Vidzeme Concert Hall "Cēsis"

09:00 Registration

09:30 Session 1: Opening ceremony & Keynote address –

Cult-CreaTE Interreg Europe overall results

Moderator: Raitis Sijats, Vidzeme Tourism Association (Lead partner)

 Opening Address: Jānis Rozenbergs, Chairman of Cesis County Council

 Opening Address, Lāsma Krastiņa-Sidorenko, Ministry of Culture Republic of Latvia, Head of Creative Industries Division

 Opening Address, Inese Šīrava Ministry of Economics, Director of the LIAA Tourism Department

 Address by Nicolas Karanikolas, Mayor of Naoussa, Greece

 Keynote address: Creative Tourism within Cult-CreaTE Project, Caroline Couret, Creative Tourism Network (ECTN Advisory Partner External expert)

 Overall Achievements and Results of the Cult-CreaTE Interreg Europe project, Manos Vougioukas, Project Coordinator

 Interreg Europe - State of play of interregional cooperation, Kristaps Rocans – Policy officer Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Session 2: Cult-CreaTE Project Results

Moderator: Raitis Sijats, Vidzeme Tourism Association

Results of Action Plans implementation at Cult-CreaTE partner destinations:

 Vidzeme Tourism Association, Latvia

 Veneto Region, Italy

 Cork City Council, Ireland

 Pécs-Baranya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Hungary

 Nicosia Tourism Board, Cyprus

 Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region, Poland

 Dundee City Council, Scotland

 Naoussa Municipality, Greece

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:30 Session 3: Synergies with other Projects and Initiatives

Moderator: Janis Sijats, Vidzeme Tourism Association

 UNESCO International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021

 CHRISTA Interreg Europe Project

 ReInHerit Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA)

 UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals 2030

 Other related Projects and Initiatives

16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 Session 4: Cult-CreaTE Policy implications and the way ahead

Moderator: Manos Vougioukas, Project Coordinator

 Policy – makers debate (elected representatives of partner authorities):

“Legacy of the Cult-CreaTE project results in policy change, regarding Cultural and Creative Tourism based on CCIs for Competitiveness of SMEs”

 Declaration of Vidzeme on “Sustainable CCT development and promotion based on CCIs for SMEs Competitiveness”

 Concluding Remarks: VTA (Lead partner), Interreg Europe JS, ECTN

18:00 End

20:00 Working Dinner

25 May AM: Study visits to CCIs SMEs linked to the Vidzeme Action Plan (separate programme)