CREATOUR is an incubator/demonstration and multidisciplinary research initiative, supporting collaborative research processes. The three-year project aims to connect the cultural/creative and tourism sectors through the development of an integrated research and application approach to catalyzing creative tourism in small cities and rural areas throughout Portugal.Creative tourism involves active learning experiences enabling self-expression and creative skill development, with a more extensive relationship between tourism and creative industries emerging, and with platforms making the distribution of this content possible. An essential feature in this process is the firm link of creativity to place and its embeddedness in the local milieu, promoting the visitor an immersion experience within the local culture and local institutions and generating economic and social added value to the region.
Period: 2016 - 2019
Funding Institution: Programa de Actividades Conjuntas (PAC) of Portugal 2020, through COMPETE 2020, POR Lisboa, POR Algarve, and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Coordination: Nancy Duxbury (CES), Pedro Costa (DINÂMIA'CET-IUL), Ana Ferreira (CIDEHUS-UE), Alexandra Gonçalves (CIEO - UA), Paula Remoaldo (Lab2PT)
Team: Carlos Fortuna, Cláudia Pato de Carvalho, Lorena Sancho Querol, Paulo Peixoto, Tiago Vinagre de Castro, João Brigola, Maria Noémi Marujo, João Filipe Marques, Mirian Estela Nogueira Tavares, Ana Rita Cruz, Margarida Perestrelo, Maria Assunção Gato, Maria de Fátima Ferreiro, Isabel Vaz de Freitas, Júlia Lourenço, Miguel Marques Pereira, Olga Pinto de Matos, Vítor Patrício Rodrigues Ribeiro