Middelaldercenteret in Lolland, Denmark © Karen Schousboe

Involved in Medieval Heritage Promotion?

Engaged in Medieval Heritage Promotion? Working at a medieval living history center? Involved in experimental archaeology? New EU programme invites practitioners in the heritage industry to upgrade professionalism

Medieval Week at Visby. source: listitsweden.se
Medieval Week at Visby. source: listitsweden.se

Together with other European partners, Europa Nostra is thrilled to launch Cultural Heritage in Action. The programme aims to foster the exchange of knowledge and experience on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions. The idea is to establish a peer-learning programme for local and regional policymakers and practitioners. By taking part in the development of a best-practice catalogue and in organising a series of twelve peer-learning visits, the opportunity is here to exchange knowledge and experiences.

Cultural Heritage in Action aims to empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives and to develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets. It is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage published by the European Commission in December 2018 to sustain the legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

EUROCITIES is developing the project in partnership with Europa Nostra, KEA, ERRIN and the Architects’ Council of Europe from January 2020 to April 2021. Cultural Heritage in Action is funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.

The project will produce a catalogue of 30 good practices from EU cities, regions, non-urban and rural areas and will organise 12 peer-learning visits bringing together 20+ participants per visit.

We are now looking for 30 local best practices that are innovative, inspiring and have a real impact on the ground. A call to identify 30 practices that will be featured in a catalogue is open until 27 March 2020. Apply now and join our European community of heritage best practice!

A call for participation to peer-learning visits will be launched in June 2020. It will be open to representatives from local and regional authorities and to cultural heritage stakeholders.

Source and further information:

Cultural Heritage in Action