Cultural Heritage in Action identifies good practices from EU cities and regions and supports the exchange of experience through direct contact between rural, local, regional and national administrations as well as experts (civil society, NGOs, local organisations, urban planners, architects, etc.) during thematic peer-learning visits.
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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.
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.
Bakar Tourism Board worked with children to create an open, selfguided tour book following a blind water carrier who kept going despite all odds. With the book, visitors could continue exploring and learning about local heritage despite the Covid-19 restrictions.
Thanks to Topotheque, our grandparents' boxes full of memories will no longer accumulate dust but have the life they deserve.
Since 2015, the Commonlands project aims to activate and empower local mountain communities in Val Grande National Park to take responsibility for the preservation and valorisation of their shared cultural and natural heritage.
Dock 1 was an abandoned dockyard area on the shores of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, known as ‘The Three Cities’. The Dock1 Regeneration Project aimed at an urban, social, environmental and landscape regeneration of the area.
The city of Šibenik is characterized by its fortification system dating back to the Early Medieval Period. Bringing together both heritage building management and cultural programming and production, Šibenik's fortresses produce a range of cultural events with a strong focus on local people.
The Ancient Olive Trees of the Territorio Sénia project was born as a response to the high concentration of ancient olive trees in the area and the need to preserve them as a very important part of its cultural, historical, landscape, agricultural and environmental heritage.
Song and dance celebrations are a tradition of Saaremaa, and more widely of Estonia and the Baltic states. The Baltic Song and Dance Celebrations have been listed UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2008.
The Pactum of Römerland Carnuntum, signed by the region’s 30 mayors, calls for an intermunicipal commitment to common, mindful planning and execution of building activities.
The Moravian Silesian region engaged in one of the most successful post-1989 industrial heritage conversion processes.
Ghent decided to work with local organisations to revitalise the social housing neighbourhood ‘Malem’ with a community arts practice that offers qualitative training and creates infrastructure for circus artists.
Dublin municipal heritage office identified 14 Henrietta Street as a building to tell stories of inhabitants across three important eras in local, national and international history.
The city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, in the Netherlands, innovatively restored and redeveloped a 16th-century bulwark combining traditional techniques with modern design and materials, and climate-resilience.
Since 2008, the municipality of Daugavpils has been undertaking a regeneration programme in its 19th century fortress, the only military fortification of its kind in Northern Europe.
By reviving the local tradition of chair production and using the existing infrastructure, the STOL project created a sustainable platform for crafts and design in the region.
When Vantaa realised that traditional urban cultural programmes from the 1990s no longer fit, the city decided to take another path and started working on a new Cultural Environment Programme together with citizens.