Organizing, Promoting and ENabling HEritage Re-use through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and Empowerment


Short description of the project:

OpenHeritage is a 48 months project, funded by the EU programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, which kicked off in June 2018. The project’s main aim is to identify and test the best practices of adaptive heritage re-use in Europe.

Drawing on the observations and results, the project develops inclusive governance and management models for marginalized, non-touristic heritage sites and tests them in selected Cooperative Heritage Labs over Europe. The activities of the Labs focus mainly on community and multi-stakeholder involvement, resource integration and regional/territorial embeddedness. By the second half of the project an online database will be available displaying the results of the overview of the European policies of heritage re-use and analysis of 16 Observatory Cases.

Liaison with RURITAGE:

In June 2018, RURITAGE and CLIC gathered for the first time in Berlin, on the occasion of the first European Cultural Heritage Summit in order to explore together with other 7 projects on cultural heritage, the connections between European funded projects on cultural heritage and its valorisation at the European level. The projects took this further on 15-16 November 2018 in Brussels at the Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage, where they gathered input to support the newly founded Urban Agenda Partnership for Culture and Cultural Heritage.

RURITAGE and OpenHeritage exchanged social media accounts to be regularly updated about new project results and upcoming activities of mutual interest.

Further networking activities will be developed.