Cultural Heritage in Action programme launched: Submit your good practices from EU cities, regions, urban, non-urban and rural areas
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.
Cultural Heritage in Action 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?
They 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.
The project is looking for practices:
- that are innovative
- that are inspiring for other cities and regions
- that have a real impact on the ground
Practices can 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.
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 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 practices relate to?
We consider cultural heritage as ‘resources inherited from the past in all forms and aspects – tangible, intangible and digital (born digital and digitized), including monuments, sites, landscapes, skills, practices, knowledge and expressions of human creativity, as well as collections conserved and managed by public and private bodies such as museums, libraries and archives’ (Council conclusions on cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe, May 2014).
How will be practices be selected?
Cultural Heritage in Action team of experts will use the following criteria:
- Strategic vision (is cultural heritage a priority in local/regional policies?)
- Relation to EU strategic documents (does the practice share common goals?)
- Impacts and results
- Potential for replicability
- Thematic balance between the 3 topics, geographical and spatial balance
How can I submit a practice?
Respond to the call and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 March 2020
For more detailed information please visit http://www.cultureforcitiesandregions.eu/culture/Good_practices