CIAC joins the third International Conference of the Creator project.

The call for papers for the 3rd CREATOUR – International Conference and Creative Tourism Showcase, dedicated to “Creative tourism dynamics: connecting travelers, communities, cultures and places” is now available.

The third International Conference of the Creator project, of which the CIAC is a partner, will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th October, at the University of Algarve and will be dedicated to the dynamics of creative tourism, with particular emphasis on communication, involvement and connection between travelers and local communities, through creative tourism.

The CREATOUR Project, coordinated by the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, also includes researchers from CIDEHUS: Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies, University of Évora, the CIEO: Research Center for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, University of Algarve, the DINAMIA’CET: Center for Studies on Socio-Economic Change and Territory, the ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon and Lab2PT: Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory, University of Minho. At the University of Algarve, the project is led by the researcher Alexandra Gonçalves and includes the participation of the CIAC researchers Mirian Tavares and Sandra Boto.

The three-year project, supported by European funds (through COMPETE2020, POR Lisboa, POR Algarve) and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, aims to be a multidisciplinary research initiative, supporting collaborative research processes with the objective of linking the cultural/creative and tourism sectors by developing an integrated research and application approach to catalyze creative tourism in small towns and rural areas across the country. During the project, five research centers have been working with various cultural / creative organizations and other stakeholders located in small cities in Portugal in the North, Center, Alentejo and Algarve regions.

Consult the call for papers and learn more about this multidisciplinary project: