Eurocities, in partnership with KEA, ERRIN, Europa Nostra and the Architects Council of Europe, has been selected by the European Commission to implement Cultural heritage in action, a peer-learning scheme financed by the European Union on cultural heritage to support exchanges between large numbers of cities, regions and stakeholders, thus building a broad learning community.

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Cultural tourism in post-Covid cities: Towards more sustainable patterns?

Cultural tourism in post-Covid cities: Towards more sustainable patterns?

Tourism is one of cities’ major economic assets. It contributes to the local economy and generates jobs and social added value. But it can also create downsides affecting people’s quality of life, like over-tourism, anti-social behaviours, tensions with locals, pressure on the use of public services and housing prices.

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The door breakers.

‘Door breakers’ is about creating and strengthening links between municipal museums of Zaragoza and young people.

Cultural rebirth for rural repopulation.

Urriés started developing a masterplan in 2015 forefronting culture, creativity and heritage as the engine of sustainable local development.

Shops with a History.

Lisbon City Council created the programme Lojas com História in 2015. A sense of urgency drove the city to preserve and boost a distinctive local commerce and trade heritage, knowing that in it lies a relevant part of the identity and character of Lisbon.

The Leeds cultural curriculum.

In Leeds, consultation with teachers, universities and teacher trainers showed teachers wanted flexible, curriculum-linked classroom resources. Driven by the narrative of the city, these new resources are called ‘stories’ and aim to raise the educational achievement of children through heritage and the arts.

Pocket parks.

Krakow suffers from a lack of easily accessible green spaces. To solve this issue, Krakow is building pocket parks built in cooperation with local people in formerly neglected outdoor public spaces.