INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS:

This IO shares its goals with the overall aims of this project: to promote cultural heritage and human and environmental health. To do that, partners will define walking routes in the four participating countries.

  • Each partner country will create 3 walking routes that will be unique. One of them will be set in a more urban environment; the second one will be set in a more rural area, and the third one will be oriented at the coast. One walk will be 1 day, another 2 days, and another 3 days. This diversity is an added value to this project for three main reasons. Firstly, different people will learn about cultural heritage linked to these 3 specific types of landscapes.
  • Secondly, different landscapes will cover varied topics about sustainability; an urban walk may focus on urban pollution whereas a coastal walk may emphasise the need to protect fish stocks and the oceans at large. Thirdly, people can chose to do the length of walk that suits their capacity.
  • The guided routes will include information about sustainability and tips for people to reduce their impact on the environment.

This IO will include people with fewer opportunities, for example, people with health problems or disabilities, and also people who face geographical obstacles in rural areas in the UK,

Lithuania, Spain and Greece. Through the walks, people will learn about the benefits of physical exercise and mindfulness.

Partners will collect recipes from traditional regional and national cooking in their country. Following guidance from the United Nations for a sustainable diet, there will be an emphasis

on food and ingredients that are seasonal, unprocessed, organic, locally-grown, low in meat, fish and dairy, and vegetarian and vegan options. The recipe book will include:

– 40 recipes from the partner countries;

– Recipes that also describe the traditions and cultural heritage of the places they come from;

– Information about general nutrition and how these recipes and the ingredients they use are nutritious in value;

– Information about sustainability, sustainable food production and wider sustainability goals linked to food and food production.

 

Partners will also aim at including a regional variation of recipes within each country. For example, AbrazoHouse will research recipes from the regions of Cantabria where the organisation is based but also from the neighbouring Basque Country, and also other regions in the south of Spain.

This IO will create an online interactive platform and a mobile application that participants will be able to install in their smartphone that will be part of it.

Both the the online interactive platform and the mobile application will host the walking routes (O1/A1) and will serve as a ‘guide’ for people to be able to use it in their own time.

Included:

– A map of each route, using GPS technology.

– Information about the history and culture of the places visited.

– Information about sustainability and how it is linked to the places visited.

– Tips on how to take care of the environment along the route.

– Practical information about what to bring to the walks, for example, in terms of clothing and equipment.

– Practical information about each location, for example, the presence of water fountains, supermarkets, cafes, accommodation and others.

– Mindfulness activities for people to practice during the walks.

– Places of accessibility for people who need it, for example, for people who need lifts of pedestrian walks adapted to wheelchairs.

– Pointers to local recipes, in this way, linking IO 01 and IO 02 and also making an emphasis once again on how food and heritage are connected.

Similarly, the platform and mobile application will also host the recipe book and will hold other information:

– Background information on the heritage aspects of each recipe;

– Information about general nutrition and how the recipes and their ingredients are nutritious in value;

– Information about sustainability, sustainable food production and wider sustainability goals linked to food and food production.

 

Further:

  • The application will include use of fun activities and simple games.
  • The walking routes will, for example, present some of the information such as details about the history of the places as a ‘treasure hunt’ that people will navigate through.

The walks will also link to the recipes in a similar way.

This output will be a document that will cover the experience of the project countries and their work in the project. The handbook will include information on

  1. European heritage of the regions and countries of the partnership;
  2. Europe’s sustainability goals;
  • how to foster people’s health by through diet, exercise and mindfulness. The handbook will also include specific information about the guided walking routes (IO 01) and recipe book (IO 02) and on how to use the project online interactive platform and mobile application (IO 03).

The handbook will include a selection of case studies regarding the walking routes and also recipes. This output is meant to serve as a guide for people to understand the links between European heritage and human and environmental health through the practical experience of the

four partners and the lessons learned during the project. The document is also expected to consider specific examples of participants going on the walking routes (O1/A3 – A5) and

participants of the cooking workshops (O2/A3 – A5). This output will also be accessible through the project platform.