Peer learning visit in Cantabria

Protection and reuse for development of Social Heritage: Domus Dei to Domus Populi.

Cantabria region worked on the transformation of a religious building (Domus Dei) into an inclusive centre (Domus Populi) to facilitate community encounters and welcome tourists and pilgrims. Located in a thousand-year old church, Liébana is a public-private initiative that has improved the local awareness of the value of the regional religious heritage. The process has included a fourfold strategic dimension which has taken into account a research dimension, acquisition and protection of infrastructure, an approach to business development and a marketing concept linked to tourism.

Other themes to be tackled during the visit:

  • Rural development and territorial cohesion of the region via various cultural heritage initiatives and projects.
  • Use of European funds and projects for regional cultural heritage initiatives
  • Connections to the Sustainable Development Goals


Extended deadline for applications : 24 June 2022

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Programme of the visit

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