Explore Sweden

This spectacular study visit is a unique opportunity to explore the theme of heritage digitilisation.  Themes will include:

  • Culture as a means for economic growth
  • Digitialisation of Pilgrimage Routes
  • Digital help for Pilgrims
  • Business engagement with heritage digitilisation 
  • Swedish Style Pilgrimage

Draft Programme

Green Pilgrimage Interreg Europe Project

Vadstena 29 May- 1 june 2018 

29/5 Tuesday 

Arrival and check in

17.00 Pilgrim reception in Vadstena Abbey

17.30 Guided tour in the medieval monastery

19.00 Reception and dinner

30/5 Wednesday 

08.00 Mass in Vadstena Abbey - Optional

09.00 Conference

• Culture as a mean for economic growth

• Culture, Saint Birgitta and Pilgrimage as a part of economic growth in Vadstena

• Digitalisation of cultural heritage, Vadstena Abbey and other sites

Other types of heritage

• Presentation of digital help for pilgrims

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Continue Conference

  • Quality and sustainability, Open Labs, Swedish Welcome, Green Destination
  • Freedom to roam, all man’s right and establishing trails on private land
  • Partner presentation Google Trekker Digitilisation of North Downs Way National Trail, UK

16.00 End of conference

17.00 Bus to Linköping

Visit to the Cathedral

Dinner at the Bishop's house - Bishop Martin Modéus

31/5 Thursday 

08.00 Mass in Vadstena Abbey Optional

09.00 Tour to Vreta, Rökstenen and Alvastra

13.00 Lunch at Ombergs turisthotell

14.00 Pilgrim walk Swedish style to the Monastery of the Sacred Hart - Circa 10 km, forest. Good footwear is needed. 

Test of the digital trail.

Circa 17.30 back in Vadstena

19.00 Optional evening meal at participants own expense

21.00 Peaceful evening Monastery museum

1/6 Friday  

08.00 Mass in Vadstena abbey

09.00 Steering Committee Meeting - Catherine Bradley

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Workshop

Projects following the Green pilgrimage and Phase 2 Discussion

17.00 Kiss and fly

2/6 Saturday 

Optional: Tour to the archipelago (participants own expense) 

Söderköping - Capella Ecumenica (www.capellaecumenica.se/english)