diumenge, 1 de maig de 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS



EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
CAST, University of Bologna, Rimini
LABPATC, University of Barcelona
Fondazione Federico II
European Institute of Cultural Routes


TOURISM GOVERNANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE’S CULTURAL ROUTES
Stakeholder networks: cooperation, creativity and innovation

Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September 2016, Paris

Conference organized as part of the HECTOR project
(HEritage and Cultural Tourism Open Resources for innovative training schemes related to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe)
   

The Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes programme was implemented in 1987 to discover not only “significant” cultural properties, but also those situated in lesser-known regions with little or no tourism. Its objective is to address European identity in all its different forms. Cultural routes have always played an important role in cross-border cultural cooperation by promoting sustainable cultural tourism. These projects “anchored” on European soil offer travellers a new vision of Europe through shared themes.               

Each European cultural route is made up of a network of properties and sites that promote cultural, educational, heritage and tourism cooperation projects that are continually evolving. The routes have enormous potential for collaboration at all levels (Moulin and Boniface, 2001)[1]. Located in several Council of Europe states, the routes form multidisciplinary themed networks that have a legal structure and must operate democratically and effectively at different scales.

Governance tools were created to ensure the participation of all route stakeholders. This governance model can be defined as a new type of collective decision-making through partnership conventions between the public and private sectors and civil society (Dredge, 2006)[2]. It is a notion of governance that applies to the networking strategies of the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes at the local, regional, national, and European level. This governance structure attempts to describe a transformation that alters traditional styles of government at all levels, Its central objective is to form stakeholder networks that promote cooperation planning (Tinsley and Lynch, 2001)[3]. This collaborative approach has become necessary to tackle the complex subjects that institutions cannot resolve on their own.

Cultural tourism is an activity that lends itself well to the analysis of governance processes. It is, by definition, a transversal field as its development requires support from multiple sectors which, while working towards the same goal, have different and sometimes contradictory logics. Therefore, a cultural route involves establishing a set of relationships in network form between the different stakeholders, who are sometimes highly diverse.

Cultural tourism can be a significant factor in territorial dynamics, but proper coordination between the numerous actors involved is necessary. Some cultural tourism projects are carried out without the involvement of regional actors, but this can jeopardise the sustainability of the project.         

What obstacles do Route members face during networking? How do they adapt to new forms of governance? What solutions do they find? To what extent do the cultural routes meet the expectations generated during their creation?

This conference sets out to analyse new governance practices in the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes in all their various aspects, such as territory, culture, tourism, sustainability, and innovative approaches to research, education, training and youth. It also aims to give participants the opportunity to exchange inter-sector practices and methods of cooperation that may form part of a cultural route and, more particularly, of cultural tourism.

What methods can researchers implement to analyse these governance practices?

The conference is part of the HECTOR project (HEritage and Cultural Tourism Open Resources for innovative training schemes related to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe) funded by the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 programme. It is designed to support the development and dissemination of best practices and innovative approaches for training, heritage and cultural tourism management related to the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes. 

Conference themes  
  • New forms of governance of cultural tourism and/or cultural routes
  • Creation of cooperation tools and inter-stakeholder participation
  • New challenges in cultural routes management
  • Innovative practices in cultural routes-related cultural tourism management
  • Participation of universities and academia in cultural routes governance
  • Innovative practices and methods in education, training and youth in relation to the cultural routes
(This is not an exhaustive list).

Programme
The conference will include sessions of scientific communications in the form of plenary sessions, workshops and round tables bringing together stakeholders and managers of cultural routes.

Submission procedures

Scientific communications
An abstract (500-1000 words) in French or English, presenting the issue, methodology and expected results.

Participation of cultural routes managers in the forum or round table
Presentation of case studies and their issues

Schedule
Proposals for papers must be sent before 17 June 2016 to the following address: montserrat.crivillers-simon@univ-paris1.fr
Notification of accepted abstracts: 8 July 2016

Conference languages
French and English (simultaneous translation).

Scientific officer
Montserrat CRIVILLERS SIMON, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, LABPATC, University of Barcelona

Organization committee
Eleonora BERTI, European Institute of Cultural Routes
Montserrat CRIVILLERS SIMON, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, LABPATC, University of Barcelona
Maria GRAVARI-BARBAS, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Alessia MARIOTTI, CAST, University of Bologna, Rimini
Cécile RENARD-DELAUTRE, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne 
Jordi TRESSERRAS JUAN, LABPATC, University of Barcelona

Scientific Committee
Eleonora BERTI, European Institute of Cultural Routes
Jacinthe BESSIERE, University of Toulouse 2
Peter BURNS, University of Bedfordshire
Lorenzo CANTONI, USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Jean-Michel CHAPUIS, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Francesca COMINELLI, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Fiorella DALLARI, CAST, University of Bologna, Rimini
Géraldine DJAMENT, SAGE, University of Strasbourg, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Edith FAGNONI, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris-Sorbonne  University VI
Emmanuelle GEORGE-MARCELPOIL, IRSTEA, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture
Maria GRAVARI-BARBAS, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Malte HELFER, University of Luxembourg
Sébastien JACQUOT, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Wided MAJDOUB, University of Sousse
Yoel MANSFELD, University of Ha
ïfa
Alessia MARIOTTI, CAST, University of Bologna, Rimini
Cécile RENARD-DELAUTRE, EIREST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Mike ROBINSON, University of Birmingham
Habib SAIDI, IPAC, Université Laval
Jordi TRESSERRAS JUAN, LABPATC, University of Barcelona
Anna TRONO, Università del Salento
Noël SALAZAR, KU Leuven
Maria Dolors VIDAL CASELLAS, Universitat de Girona


[1] Moulin, C., & Boniface, P. (2001). “Routeing Heritage for Tourism: making heritage and cultural tourism networks for socio-economic development”, International Journal of Heritage Studies, Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 237-248.
[2] Dredge, D. (2006). Policy networks and the local organization of tourism. Tourism Management, 27, pp 269-280
[3] Tinsley, R., & Lynch, P. (2001). Small Tourism Business Networks and Destination Development. International Journal and Hospitality Management, 20(4), 367-378.