Join the iHERITAGE Portuguese Team for their 2nd training session on the road to enhancing Mediterranean UNESCO cultural heritage through innovative experiences


Portugal is currently participating in the iHERITAGE project, with the aim to promote and enhance the Mediterranean UNESCO cultural heritage through innovative experiences by creating cross-border living labs for research and innovation. Following those innovation-driven growth processes, brand strategies for the affirmation and better understanding of intangible realities, and the digitalization of cultural routes, iHERITAGE has begun an alternative way of showcasing the heritage of various cultural universes. 

For Portugal, this means developing digital platforms capable of enhancing the cultural experience, the history of the landscape and the sense of identity and continuity of knowledge of the Mediterranean Diet, more specifically, in the country's geographic case study: Tavira.

In light of these efforts, the Portuguese team from Universidade do Algarve, Ualg- presents its second training session, introducing the iHERITAGE MED DIET mobile app.

In addition to the presentation of the mobile app's development, architecture, and functionality the session will highlight the virtual routes created and the points of interest of the respective concepts inserted in the project's research theme in Portugal: the Mediterranean Diet. 

These training sessions will help offer, both to the local community and to the flow of tourists, a part of the cultural experience transmitted from generation to generation in response to the environment, interaction with nature, power of gastronomy, the history of landscape and the sense of identity and continuity in the Algarve. The goals of the project are to explore intangible cultural heritage - practices, representations, and knowledge - as well as the instruments, artifacts, and cultural spaces associated with them, and to connect them to innovative solutions in the fields of sustainability, tourism, and new technologies.

The session will be held in Portuguese on November 29th, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Ualg Tec, Campus da Penha. This training session is free and open to the public, but registration is required latest by November 28th through the following link.

Represented by the University of Algarve, the focus of the Portuguese team is to promote the Mediterranean Diet and its importance for the cultural identity of the Mediterranean. The iHERITAGE ICT Mediterranean platform for UNESCO world heritage is a strategic project funded by the EU through the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme.