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Duration: 01/06/2021 to 31/05/2023
Principal Investigator: Promponas Michalis
Budget: 103,000.00 €

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The project concerns the creation of two Open Eco-Museums in the area of ​​Sitia (Regional Unity of Lassithi, Crete) and in the area of ​​Marathasa (Limassol, Cyprus), with the aim of developing areas with the active participation of local communities, based on a holistic sustainable approach. Through the project, a model network of open space Museums (Eco-Museums) will be developed, with the aim of its cross-border adoption.

An eco-museum will be developed in Sitia with a reference point of the olive tree and the time-growing culture around it and its products, while at the same time a model participatory oil mill will be organized. At Mount Troodos, the entire area of ​​Marathasa in Limassol will be transformed into an Open Eco-Museum, with reference to its natural and cultural heritage stock (paths, ancient & Byzantine monuments, folk art, traditional professions), its connection with local economic activities and the creation of sites for cultural education.