| The Competitiveness Chair of the College of Economists and the Santo Domingo Foundation carry out a technical study on the productive impact of Easter in the city of Lorca | The research work is directed by the professor of economics at the UPCT, Andrés Artal Tur, member of the Chair of Competitiveness.
The results of the investigation will be released in February 2021The College of Economists and the Santo Domingo Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement to carry out a technical study on the economic impact of Holy Week in various productive sectors of the city of Lorca.
The research work will be directed by Andrés Artal Tur, professor of economics at the UPCT, through the Chair of Competitiveness of which he is a member.
The study will be concluded during the month of February 2021. After the cancellation of the passionate biblical parades of Holy Week in 2020, as a consequence of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, many entities and associations in the Guadalentín region have been economically damaged. The Santo Domingo Foundation considers it necessary to carry out an in-depth research study on the economic and socio-cultural impact that Holy Week has in the municipality of Lorca.
Having the concrete data and knowing the reality from an economic science perspective is essential in any decision making. The Board of Trustees of the Santo Domingo Foundation recently agreed to entrust the Competitiveness Chair with the research for being an ideal institution promoted by the College of Economists, together with the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and the University of Murcia. Promote scientific and economic development The City Council of Lorca has been the physical framework of the agreement after the meeting between the Mayor, Diego Jose Mateos, and the Vice Mayor, Francisco Morales, the President of the Santo Domingo Foundation, Juan Jódar, the Dean of the College of Economists, Ramón Madrid and the Head of the College in the Competitiveness Chair, Patricio Rosas. The College of Economists has among its purposes the promotion and contribution to scientific, economic and social development for a better knowledge of the economic and business reality of the Region of Murcia. The Santo Domingo Foundation, established on March 5, 1998, is a cultural entity.
Its main foundational purposes are: the promotion and promotion of the Biblical-Passionate Parades of Holy Week in Lorca; the promotion, custody and encouragement of the tradition of embroidery from Lorca; the promotion, development and operation of a Museum of Easter Embroidery, to ensure that the cultural and artistic activity that in ancient times has been developed in Easter Week in Lorca and promote as many cultural events or of any type that are or may be positive for a greater projection of Lorca's Holy Week in all its facets.