Natural deposits of mineral waters and hot springs are well known in central Europe. Their healing power is widely used and they are important drivers of local and regional economies in health care, wellness and tourism sectors. However, a common challenge is the sustainable management of mineral and thermal waters which on one hand are a basis for the existence of spas and on the other hand are a subject of various threats and pressures related to economic and urban development, mass tourism and careless sector policies.
The Healing Places project aims at a more sustainable development of spas by protecting the unique resources that constitute their basis. The partners will extend knowledge and awareness regarding the influence of various factors on underground water deposits by building multi-level and multi-territorial governance models of managing natural spa resources. A crucial element of the project will be the construction of common, innovative and web-based tool for the assessment of threats and pressures on mineral and hot water deposits.
HealingPlaces project had it's Kick-off meeting in Katowice between 29-31 May 2019.
The project will be implemented by 2022 by local and regional authorities, development agencies and academic institutions from Poland, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary and Italy. The lead partner of the project is Central Mining Institute - GIG.
The project aims at a more sustainable development of spas by protecting the unique resources that constitute their basis.
Central Mining Institute (GIG) representatives presented HealingPlaces project during the congress "Program dla Śląska” (Program for Silesia Region) organized on 2nd – 3rd October 2019 in the Silesian Museum in Katowice (PL).
It was an opportunity for both project promotion and clustering with other Interreg Central Europe projects, such as LUMAT , SALUT4CE and AMIIGA .
total ERDF 1.779.930,43 euro