Spot-lit Project has been chosen to participate at the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities taking place in Brussels from 12th to 16th October.
The Spot-lit session is under the thematic cluster Cohesion and Cooperation and takes place on Thursday 15th October from 9am – 10am GMT (11:00 – 12:00 CET).
The session will begin with a brief description of the EU Interreg NPA funded Spot-Lit Project and how it is breaking new ground in this new and emerging cultural sector. This will be followed by short presentations from the project regions highlighting the untapped potential of literary tourism in the EU and the various ways in which literary tourism businesses have been supported through the project to cooperate together, in spite of the various challenges of Brexit and the global pandemic.
Literary Tourism businesses participating in the Spot-Lit Project operate in the context of four thematic areas of exploration: How LT can engage with children and young people in Scotland, building an LT destination for untapped assets in N. Ireland, making use of digital technology in Finland and harnessing the power of performance art in the West of Ireland.
Q & As will proceed with three LT experts from the project regions who will answer questions based on how cohesion and cooperation has manifested itself through the project – between partners, regions and the LT businesses themselves. The session will conclude with a summing up from the Lead Partner organisation of the Spot-Lit Project who will guide and facilitate any further questions and discussions.
Register for the Spot-lit Session HERE. (Registration close October 7th)
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