On this page you can download all resources produced by the Cultural Heritage in Action project.

Reports

Media library

E-learning

Culture Heritage in Action Catalogue

60 case studies from European cities and regions

Leeds, United Kingdom

Local museum services delivering activities and creating tools for maintaining and improving engagement.

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Renovation of the San Pietro Benedictine complex: cultural enhancement and social innovation

Val Grande National Park, Italy

A rural participatory path of territorial enhancement in the Southern Alps

North Portugal

Brokering cooperation and partnerships across regional hot spots of creative industries

Regensburg, Germany

Making the most of a unique heritage site through smart management and planning

Zaragoza, Spain

Governance and collaborations: inside and beyond the city museums

Central Scotland, UK

Rediscovering the Antonine Wall in Central Scotland

Nantes, France

Focus on citizen participation in cultural heritage

Vantaa, Finland

Developing a local cultural environment programme with citizens

Sofia, Bulgaria

Coupling private and public investment for cultural projects

Wallonia, Belgium

Creativity as an engine of economic and societal transformation across a whole region

Vilnius, Lithuania

Culture in “sleeping districts”: social cohesion, social innovation, social inclusion

Cantabria, Spain

Heritage protection, reuse and valorisation in rural communities

Budapest, Hungary

Focus on community building and volunteering through cultural heritage preservation

Tampere, Finland

Adopt a Monument – inclusive cultural heritage for and with the people!

Barcelona, Spain

Old industrial spaces, new cultural uses

Birmingham, UK.

Bringing culture to your neighbourhood

Nantes, France

From a wasteland to a triple-helix creative cluster at the heart of the city

Krakow, Poland

Capitalising on the city’s natural and cultural heritage and landscapes for its sustainable development

Kortrijk, Belgium

Focus on participation and co creation through cultural heritage

Šibenik, Croatia

Focus on transforming heritage buildings into cultural hotspots

Antwerp, Belgium

Valorising migration stories to foster intercultural dialogue

Dundee, UK

Pushing for growth through creative industries

Nord-Pas de Calais (Hauts de France), France

Driving territorial change through large-scale cultural investment

Helsinki, Finland

A sustainable governance model for transforming large industrial sites into cultural assets.

Lodzkie region, Poland

A rooted regional strategy to build on local heritage for social inclusion and revitalisation

Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Rotterdam cooperation model for safeguarding intangible heritage

Aarhus, Denmark

Investing in new generation museums to boost local attractiveness

Helsinki & Espoo, Finland

Culture for children & youth

Bologna, Italy

How to boost your local CCIs? Advice, training and facilities/networks matter

Cultural Heritage: a powerful catalyst for cities and regions (2021): A publication capturing the main trends on cultural heritage management in European cities and regions. It is mainly aimed at policymakers from European cities and regions, staff from national and European administrations working in the field of culture and cultural heritage, and heritage practitioners.

Future creative cities. Why culture is a smart investment in cities (2017). This document aims to reflect, synthesise and connect the dots across the 150 cities and regions involved throughout the Culture for Cities and Regions project (2015-2017).

Challenges, solutions and visions from cities and regions – A thematic analysis (2023). This publication highlights how the knowledge captured throughout Cultural Heritage in Action helps to address the main challenges faced by European cities and regions. It also puts forward a vision of how cities and regions can further address crucial policy issues in the future with policy recommendations for cities, regions and for European institutions.

Successful investments in culture in European cities and regions: a catalogue of case studies (2017): The Culture for cities and regions project aimed to examine existing practices of culture as a key element in local and regional development strategies under three dimensions: culture and the creative industries for local economic development and urban regeneration; cultural heritage as a driver for economic growth and social inclusion; culture for social inclusion, social innovation and intercultural dialogue

Introduction to the Cultural Heritage in Action web publication’s features. Watch the tutorial to find out what the publication has to offer!

Adaptive reuse of (industrial) buildings with a history. The second episode of the “sharing stories” webinar series.

Mobilising cultural heritage for transformative climate action. The fourth episode of the “sharing stories” webinar series.

Leads from Leeds: models of local authority-run museum services. A deep-diving session following our peer learning visit to Leeds. 

Learning through, with and about cultural heritage. The first episode of the “sharing stories” webinar series.

Cultural tourism in post-covid cities. The third episode of the “sharing stories” webinar series.

Greening cities and regions through cultural heritage and community involvement. A deep-diving session following our peer learning visit to Krakow.

Cultural heritage management, regional development and community involvement in rural area. A deep-diving session following our peer learning visit to Cantabria.

REPORTS
  • Reggio Emilia, Italy: Renovation of the San Pietro Benedictine complex: cultural enhancement and social innovation (document)
  • Nantes, France: Focus on citizen participation in cultural heritage (document)
  • Etc.
MEDIA LIBRARY
  • A catalogue of case studies: a collection of 32 inspiring stories focusing on three main topics that are interlinked: Participatory governance of cultural heritage; Adaptive reuse of built heritage; Quality of interventions on cultural heritage. (document)
  • Cultural Heritage: a powerful catalyst for cities and regions: A publication capturing the main trends on cultural heritage management in European cities and regions. It is mainly aimed at policymakers from European cities and regions, staff from national and European administrations working in the field of culture and cultural heritage, and heritage practitioners. (document)
  • Cultural Heritage in cities and regions: challenges and trends throughout Europe. Discover how European cities and regions are making the most of culture and cultural heritage as a rudder to guide us through a changing world towards a future that works for everyone, and how you can put these ideas to work in your locality. (document)
E-LEARNING
  • Recordings of webinars – videos to watch
  • Podcasts – audio to listen to