|ACTE - The Association for Culture and Tourism Exchange|
ACTE is an international NGO that promotes cooperation and equitable exchange. Its object is to provide the tools, capacities and resources that will enable individuals, local communities, associations and SME’s to get access to international markets on their own terms.
ACTE Tools and Resources
In cooperation with the Council of Europe and other national and international organisations, ACTE provides tools and resources that enable local communities to implement and manage their own cross-frontier projects in the field of culture and tourism.
ACTE developed its model working with communities along wine cultural routes.
Not Only Wine Routes – All Cultural Communities
ACTE is focusing on Wine, Culture Communites, but it will replicate the Wine community model and progressively support other communities in creating international projects and exchange, based on the principles of cooperation and equity.
ACTE is building a community portal network, which will link all stakeholders and provide an electronic platform for exchange of products, services and information on both a local and international level. Through this platform, members of ACTE will gain privileged access to cultural and commercial exchanges on international markets. They will use revenues developed through this exchange to re-invest in local employment and development.
Wine Community Map
ACTE is building a European Wine Community Map, which sets out the wine routes that criss-cross the European region. It will be focused on wine route communities and will engage them in identifying, mapping and developing their wine routes as part of a larger European wine route community. In order to develop itself as a ‘destination’ a community needs to identify and discover and make known its resources. This map will be a primary resource for local communities wishing to engage in creative tourism partnerships.
ACTE has a database of partners who desire to share information, collaborate and build joint projects. As a member of ACTE you may post projects and invite partners to support/join your initiative.
ACTE Skills Exchange Clinics
Develop a case study of your cultural /tourism business initiative. ACTE experts will analyze a select number online and give free advice. You may also join a blog and exchange ideas with experts or request professional services.
Training of Trainers
ACTE supports capacity building training of trainer programmes designed to empower local communities to develop and manage a sustainable tourism offer.
When a local community develops a destination identity, it must begin to identify and map the cultural resources that belong to it. ACTE will support cultural mapping by local communities and help in the international promotion of the cultural assets and commercial services associated with them.
Council of Europe Projects