The fifth edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition hosted on 16 November 2022 afternoon the ceremony of the third edition of the Fondazione Santagata AWARD conferred to sustainable development projects carried out between 2021 and 2022 by a scientific committee coordinated by Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture.

We received over 40 applications among which we selected 2 winning projects (an Italian one and an International one) and an original project to which we assigned a Special Mention.

The aim of the award is to provide visibility and recognition to a sustainable development project, in line with the Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.


Volcanic Vibes: the new environmental education for young vesuvians

Developed by: Ente Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio; Biosphere Reserve”Somma, Vesuvio e Miglio d’Oro”.

The project
The project consists in a series of guided tours in the “Somma, Vesuvio e Miglio d’Oro” Biosphere Reserve targeting young students from municipalities located within the area. Its goals are to promote sustainable tourism and encourage young people to enjoy the natural beauty of the territory. The educational activities carried out within the project have the common goal of enhancing the ability of schools to facilitate learning processes oriented towards sustainability and safeguarding principles, and to increase the sense of identity and belonging and the awareness of our own roots.


Scotland’s UNESCO Trail

Developed by: Scottish Government; UK National Commission for UNESCO; designation representatives of the 13 UNESCO Sites; VisitScotland; Historic Environment Scotland, NatureScot; National Trust for Scotland.

The project
Scotland’s UNESCO Trail is the world’s first ever UNESCO trail, bringing together some of Scotland’s most iconic, diverse and culturally significant sites. Launched on 15 October 2021, Scotland’s UNESCO Trail brings the country’s 13 place-based UNESCO designations, including World Heritage Sites, Biospheres, Global Geoparks and Creative Cities together to form a dedicated digital trail. It aims to take visitors on a cultural journey across the country experiencing everything from history to science, music, design and literature to nature and cityscapes. The initiative promotes UNESCO’s values of education, the environment, social equality, communication, and the exchange of knowledge.

Special Mention

Local Economic Development (LED) plan in the buffer zone of Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site

Development by: Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund.

The project
The Local Economic Development (LED) Plan is the first of its kind in Mauritius. Its aim is to encourage the regeneration of the buffer zone located in the city centre of Port Louis (as one of the objectives within the World Heritage Property’s Management Plan) by supporting development in the city centre while making heritage a key asset for its sustainable development. Investing in the unique character of the capital city creates key economic opportunities including the positioning of the capital city as a key landmark for the country and a tourist destination.