European cities often involve the creative scene in the process of revitalisation of unused industrial heritage. In rural areas with a lower density of creative actors, this approach is not so commonly used to sustainably reutilise the industrial sites. The REFREsh project will develop a multifunctional approach to the revitalisation processes, which will involve stakeholders from the creative scene, trade, industry and services.

The Project will attract new creative actors in the process of revitalisation and connect them with actors from trade and services. It will develop benchmarking tools, regional strategies and test the new approach in five pilot actions. To reach a critical mass of creative actors and to foster transnational cooperation of the creative scene the project plans to organise exhibitions, cultural events and creative workshops.