Service Communautaire d'Information sur la Recherche et le Développement - CORDIS

Socio Economic Analyser (SEA)

The Socio Economic Analyser (SEA) software tool prototyped by the project is structured as a software tool with the ability:
- To picture the status of the relevant cultural heritage (CH) of a given (freely described) territorial area;

- To support a detailed S-E rating of each cultural object (museums, monuments, archaeological areas, natural attractors);

- To rate the whole territory as a whole, globally and per the different categories of cultural objects;

- To weigh the resulting rating by taking into account natural modifiers (accessibility in terms of roads, for instance);

- And finally to simulate the results of innovation activities (the ones foreseen by the OpenHeritage model and other feasible ones) as they are applied to given individual objects or to part or all the territorial area.

At any time the software makes it possible to benchmark the aggregated and sector rating of the area with that of competing areas.

The approach can be summarized with the following main procedural steps, defining respectively:

Where, i.e. the territorial extent of a consistent cultural area on which analysis and rating approaches have to be applied;

What the actual cultural heritage is in broad and socio-economically relevant terms. This mostly refers to the capability of proving attractive to the consumers of the area, mostly the residential and external cultural tourists;

How to rate (statically and in abstract terms) the individual cultural objects is S-E terms and how their sum can produce a rating of the whole area, in consolidated terms and for each thematic sub-sector (archaeology, monuments, museums, natural attractors). At this level, benchmarking with competing territories is possible;

How to relate the cultural objects with their territorial context, i.e. how the static rating of the area will take into account the existing interrelation between cultural objects and their punctual and area modifiers (roads, accommodation potential, information on the resources of the area, services available at each cultural location, etc.). The result is a rating (again, global and for each theme) that is no longer abstract, but takes into account the real nature of a physical territory. At this level, benchmarking with competing territories is possible;

A Static Model of the area, depicting the actual status of the local heritage and the interrelations between cultural objects and the socio economic context in which they are inserted; is the result of the above steps;

The final step (again, with full benchmarking capabilities) is the elaboration of a Dynamic Model that can simulate the effects of possible innovation strategies and provide feedback to policy makers for the socio-economic development of their areas. Specific reference to structural development tools and funds is made, according to the nature and depth of the foreseen initiatives.

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SPACE S.p.a.
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