RECORDI: MaB (Man and Biosphere) is #ProudToShare

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The Erasmus+ project RECORDI was designed to develop a combination of cultural heritage and small businesses, focusing at the coastal areas and islands. Out of six project partners, four are based in biosphere reserves, West-Estonian Archipelago in Estonia and Blekinge Archipelago in Sweden. The other two partners are from areas in Italy and Finland, where natural and cultural values are remarkable.

Cultural heritage and business are sometimes considered as antagonistic. The former can be regarded as a hindrance for the latter, whereas business (when meaning commercialising) is considered as danger for cultural values. This is why we in the RECORDI-project wanted to educate small-scale entrepreneurs, mainly those who are involved in tourism services, to value the local cultural heritage and to use it in a smart way. In each participating region we found a number of good practices, where local traditions, skills, legends, recipes, materials, etc were applied to benefit the business. Especially when this was made with full appreciation of cultural heritage, with understanding of social and environmental sustainability of the region.

The results of the project, including examples of best practices and the curriculum for vocational adult education, can be downloaded below:

Curriculum

Video films

Brochure

 

 

Styrelsekonferens för svenska biosfärområden i Östra Vätterbranterna

Under två dagar träffades styrelser, koordinatorer och övriga verksamma från fem biosfär- och kandidatområden från Vindelälven-Juhtatdanka i  norr till Blekinge Arkipelag i söder, totalt drygt 25 personer. På programmet stod bl a en workshop om den nyligen antagna Lima Action Plan 2015-2025i syfte att tillsammans skapa en nationell strategi för Sveriges biosfärarbete. Dessutom gick vi på en exkursion i skogen för att se resultaten från det lyckade projektet Lövsuccé. Dessutom hanns det med mycket erfarenhetsutbyte och nätverkande mellan deltagare. En artikel i Jönköpings-Posten om mötet kan du läsa här.

Biosfärområdessamordnare: Johanna Gardeström, Heleen Podsedkowska, Josefine Gustafsson, Johanna Mac Taggart och Hanna Alfredsson Foto: (C) Ola Jennersten, Naturfotograferna, IBL Bildbyrå

Biosfärkoordinatorer: Johanna Gardeström, Heleen Podsedkowska, Josefine Gustafsson, Johanna Mac Taggart
och Hanna Alfredsson
Foto: (C) Ola Jennersten, Naturfotograferna, IBL Bildbyrå