Magma Geopark is happy to announce that the EU Commission approved the H2020 RURITAGE project. RURITAGE – Rural regeneration through systemic heritage-led strategies.The project coordinated by Bologna University won the call H2020 “SC5-21-2016-2017: Cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth”. H2020 is the most competitive European Programme, only 1 on 42 proposals got financed. Magma Geopark is one of the 40 partners ( 4 from South America) included in the proposal which has a total budget of 10 Million Euro. Magma has been chosen to be “replicator model” thanks to the best practices developed within the GEOfood project. Through RURITAGE Magma Geopark will work on strengthen the connections with local communities, enhancing the commercial activities (new tourist packages linked with the Pilgrimage Route and geoVR exhibition), developing further the GEOfood and GEOcraft brand and increasing the cooperation with local cultural festivals and museums . Magma will work for 4 years inside this international cooperation, increasing the visibility and the attractiveness of the area Worldwide. The all Magma Geopark team is enthusiastic about this happened!