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Thermal Heritage of Europe Atlas: Presentation to the European Commission

The Thermal Heritage of Europe Atlas, promoted by European Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA), continues to be developed from a multidisciplinary perspective (including heritage, tourism, health, economy and development) under the supervision of the Scientific Committee of EHTTA, developed by Crecente Asociados team. On 10th February the project was presented to the European Commission by Jose Manuel Baltar as delegate of the president Bellandi, Paul Simons, President of the Scientific Committee EHTTA, and Mario Crecente, Vice-President of this Committee and Atlas project manager.

After a general introduction of the association, results achieved to date and importance of the thermal heritage of Europe made by Paul Simons; Mario Crecente talked in depth about the origin, values and concept of the Atlas. He shared a video about the results of the project in the pilot towns (Mondariz Balneario, Caldas da Rainha and Bath) and he explained the utilities that could be provided in the future. A brochure, an executive summary, and digital information were delivered to the assistants.

The representatives of European Commission informed us about some lines of action and call of proposals that could be suitable for the Atlas development in the future, and also the programs related to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 EYCH18, recently approved by the European Parliament and the European Commission, where the atlas and EHTTA could be involved as stakeholders. 

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