RURITAGE: Rural regeneration through systemic heritage-led strategies

RURITAGE: Rural regeneration through systemic heritage-led strategies

RURITAGE: Rural regeneration through systemic heritage-led strategies




Horizon 2020


Contact person:

Łukasz Jarząbek



Italy, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Norway, Poland, Netherlands, Colombia, Hungary, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Romania, Austria, Brazil, Turkey, Chile

Description – essential information

The Centre for Systems Solutions is among 40 partners included in the project granted a total budget of 10 Million Euro. The project, coordinated by Bologna University, won the call H2020 “SC5-21-2016-2017: Cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth”.

The RURITAGE aims to establish a new heritage-led rural regeneration paradigm, able to transform rural areas in the sustainable development demonstration „laboratories‟ via the enhancement of their unique Cultural and Natural Heritage potential.

Through the analysis of existing business models, governance and regulatory frameworks in 15 Role models, and thanks to innovative technological, organizational and social solutions developed throughout the project, the RURITAGE will demonstrate the heritage potential as a powerful economic, social and environmental catalyst for regeneration, sustainable development, economic growth and improvement of people’s well-being and living environment in 6 Replicators.

The Centre for Systems Solutions has been chosen for the design and development of social simulations within the project. The cooperation on project is planned to take the following 4 years. The CRS’ team is very enthusiastic about the initiative!

The project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776465.

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RURITAGE Simulation at the Future Scenario Workshop organized by UNESCO
On June 9 and 10, Piotr Magnuszewski and Noam Obermeister held a RURITAGE simulation session at the Future Scenario Workshop at UNESCO headquarters in Paris,...

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RURITAGE project General Assembly 2020
On May 27 and 28, all RURITAGE partners met online for the General Assembly of the project. The general assembly allows all parties involved to...

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Ruritage Training Workshop: From seed to sapling, first step in growing the RURITAGE knowledge tree
More than 70 Consortium members from the Ruritage project took part in the Ruritania game workshop on Tuesday, March 19. Representing Replicators, Role Models, Knowledge...

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The RURITAGE test with students of Wyższa Szkoła Filologiczna
Two first-year English philology classes had the opportunity to play Ruritania, a simulation developed by the Centre for Systems Solutions as part of the Ruritage...

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RURITAGE invites rural communities to join the project as Role Models
RURITAGE is a European project that aims at demonstrating how cultural and natural heritage can emerge as a driver of sustainable development and competitiveness of...

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Kick-off meeting of the RURITAGE project
The RURITAGE Kick-off meeting was held in Bologna. According to a recent article in The Times, the University of Bologna is one of the most...

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