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Call for good practices - Cultural Heritage in Action

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Are you working on cultural heritage for a city, region, non-urban or rural area? Share your good practices!

 

Closing date: 27 March 2020

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local and regional policy makers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions.

 

The project shall empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives as well as develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets.

 

The consortium led by EUROCITIES with KEA, ERRIN, Europa Nostra and Architects’ Council of Europe leads the project funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme from January 2020 to April 2021.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

 

We will produce a catalogue of 30 good practices from EU cities, regions, urban, non-urban and rural areas and will organise 12 peer-learning visits bringing together 20+ participants per visit (an open call for participation will be launched in May/June 2020).

 

Practices could be policies, projects, events or organisational structures developed by local and regional authorities. They can be implemented by the authorities themselves or by other local stakeholders. The practices should:

 

  • be innovative
  • be inspiring for other cities and regions
  • have a real impact on the ground

IS THIS CALL FOR ME?

 

This call is open to local and regional administrations of all sizes (rural areas, medium size cities, large and capital cities, regions) from the 27 European Union countries. In some cases, the questionnaire can be filled in “on behalf of” a local/regional administration, for example by a university, an architect or a local/regional stakeholder; a written endorsement by a representative of the local/regional administration at the origin of the practice should then be provided.

 

WHY SHOULD I SUBMIT A PRACTICE?

 

  • to be featured in an online catalogue and visible at EU level
  • to give a chance to my city/region to host a peer-learning visit
  • to be part of a community of practice

WHICH THEMES SHOULD THE PRACTICE RELATE TO?

 

The practices should be linked to at least 1 of the 3 topics described below:

 

  • participatory governance of cultural heritage 
  • adaptive re-use of heritage buildings 
  • quality of interventions on cultural heritage

HOW WILL BE PRACTICES BE SELECTED?

 

These criteria will be followed:

 

  • strategic vision
  • relation to EU strategic documents
  • impact and results
  • potential for replicability
  • thematic balance between the 3 topics, geographical and spatial balance

If you want to have more information, you can join the webinar on Friday 6 March from 10:00 to 11:00 (Brussels time). Click here to register!

 

Please fill in the call (see document attached) by 27 March 2020 and return it to culturalheritageinaction@eurocities.eu