SUS-TER intends to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to elaborate and manage sustainable and inclusive processes of territorial enhancement of cultural heritage, products of origin and biodiversity in rural areas.
The recipients of the SUS-TER activities are both students and territorial operators from different fields, such as: development agencies and public administrations; firms and producer organizations; indigenous and afro-descendants peasant communities and cooperatives; women’s and youth organizations. In particular, SUS-TER intends to develop a new interdisciplinary profile of “Territorial Enhancer”, able to facilitate these sustainable valorization processes.
The Territorial Enhancer will be able to design, animate and coordinate:
- local forms of interaction between resources, society and the local economy, applying a paradigm of territorial development based on sustainability and inclusion;
- local systems of territorial governance, mobilizing knowledge and good practices aimed at promoting forms of dialogue and interaction and building networks and alliances with external actors;
- Territorial marketing plans, applying methodologies that allow local firms to access markets in a competitive, sustainable and inclusive way.