Join us to learn about cultural heritage for local social inclusion!

Kortrijk (Belgium), a pioneer city in the field of participation and co-creation, will host one of our peer learning visits focusing on local policies for culture and cultural heritage.


The online peer learning visit will enable you to discuss cultural and creative programmes for local development and social inclusion as well as sharing with other guests how to bring communities back to life across Europe.

-        How can a project such as the reawakening of traditional giant puppets, foster co-creation and inclusion?

-        How can the arts and culture bring your city vision closer to realisation, from micro-projects to the macro level?

-        How can culture bring new energies to communities and help individuals get active in local goals?

-         How can new cultural institutions weave newcomers into an understanding of who ‘we’ are as a city?

With Kortrijk, you’ll have privileged access to the people who have been putting innovative answers to these questions into practice, as well as plenty of time to discuss your own city’s approach.

What’s more, we’ll be examining how such policies can be informed and have impact not just at the local level, but also in collaboration with surrounding cities, and even further afield.

The online peer learning visit taking place 19-23 April, 1,5 hour each day, will be composed of a small group of stakeholders and representatives from regions and cities (around 20 participants), allowing for a trusting setting to discuss experiences, provide feedback by experts and build solutions together.

Apply before 1st March using this link to make sure you get one of the last seats. 

You can find further information about Cultural Heritage in Action and the peer-learning visits here