About the project


Through reflecting on the needs and challenges of the rural sector, it is possible to identify a difficulty that permeates these challenges: rural desertification. In this sense, the exodus of the rural population to cities not only implies fewer people living in these areas, but it also leads to a constant loss of local cultural heritage.

On the other hand, implementing projects in rural areas often incurs higher economic costs compared to urban environments. This is due to greater distances between stakeholders involved and the need to invite professionals who do not reside in the area. Additionally, there are difficulties in promoting activities due to the dispersed population across vast areas.

It is within this context that the “Common Good” project emerges as a response to these needs and challenges. It employs dynamic approaches that reinforce the valuable materials and themes that shape the local community, consequently engaging the voice of the population in the preservation and promotion of their memories and cultures.

The community heritage promoted by the involved social organizations aims to enhance local visibility and preserve natural resources for the development and well-being of their territory and community. Furthermore, with the guidance of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the participating associations undertake this project to foster and safeguard the social and cultural ecosystem of the rural areas involved, while showcasing the impacts of valuing local cultural heritage.


The “Common Good” project has the primary objective of preserving and promoting local cultural heritage. To achieve this goal, five specific objectives are proposed that contribute to advancing in this direction:

  1. Identify existing and unknown cultural actors and activities in the rural region.

  2. Promote the inclusion of the rural population through access to culture.

  3. Provide visibility and access to the development of two traditional crafts in the municipality and/or rural region.

  4. Share experiences with partner organizations at the transnational level.

  5. Disseminate project results at the local, national, and European levels.

Common-Good Concept

A common-good is a set of resources, whether natural or artificial, that is sufficiently large to avoid excluding potential beneficiaries from accessing and utilizing it. Such a collective set can be effectively managed and yield prosperity, offering alternative solutions for resolving conflicts of interest, while respecting similarities and ensuring sustainability autonomously from governments and other authorities. Achieving this requires a new form of governance characterized by a community-based and sustainable approach.

Elinor Ostrom, Governing the commons, 1990.

Number of the project: 2022-1-PT01-KA210-ADU-000084831
Name of the project: Common-Good
Start: 01-09-2022 – End: 01-03-2024