Project acronym: YouInHerit

Project title: Youth involvement in the innovative valorisation and revival of traditional trades and crafts as cultural heritage to make urban regions more attractive and competitive in a dynamic age   


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Culture is one of Europe’s great hopes. The jobs that it generates cannot, as a rule, be relocated — they require a range of rare talents, and it is often the young people who display them.

Reviving old trades and crafts can keep together communities and make them sustainable by contributing to their economic wellbeing: old wine cellars in Hungary, salt pans or floating mills in Slovenia, breweries in Poland, old boats of Italy or olive groves in Croatia are essential for local attractiveness and could be better exploited as a source of living for people.

Regions of Central Europe recovering from structural changes are confident that development models based on local cultural and economic assets necessitate smart valorisation schemes and an innovative approach of stakeholders. Involving creative and innovative young minds in redesigning local heritage is needed to help adapt to new demands and market expectations. YouInHerit will empower coordinating organisations responsible for valorisation strategies and related policies via adequate support and capacities. The multifaceted benefits of the project will enhance local potentials of cultural heritage and human creativity.

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Budafok-Tétény Municipality (Lead partner)

(22nd District of Budapest), Budafok-Tétény, Hungary

Contact: Viktor Wintsche,

Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum of Piran (Project partner)

Piran, Slovenia

Contact: Franco Juri,

Municipality of City of Vodnjan – Dignano 

(project partner) , Vodnjan-Dignano, Croatia 

Contact: Ezio Pinzan,

Association ''Agroturist'' Vodnjan (project partner)

Vodnjan, Croatia

Contact: Bernardina Hlevnjak Pastrovicchio 

Marco Polo System (project partner)


Contact: Martina gamboz,

Soós István Wine Making Secondary School 

(project partner), Hungary

Contact: Imre Mátyus, titkarsag@borasziskola@hu

Development Agency Sinergija (Project partner)

Moravske Toplice, Slovenia 

Contact: Jozica Toplak,

Municipality of Piran (project partner)

Piran, SLovenia

Contact: Alenka Popic,

Self-Government of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship

(project partner), MaZovia, Poland 

Contact: Piotr Brzeski,

International Centre for Water Civilization

(project partner), Italy

Contact: Eriberto Eulisse,

Veneto Region – Tourism Department (project partner)

Venetia, Italy

Contact: Nadia Giaretta, 

Municipality of Beltinci (project partner)

Beltinci, Slovenia

Contact: Aleksandra Godina,


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