New Ideas for Culture and Cultural Heritage - EURegionsWeek

On Thursday, 14th October, Eutropians Bahanur Nasya moderated the workshop on “The Urban Agenda and EFFORTS: New Ideas for Culture and Cultural Heritage” as part of the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities.

Our built and immaterial heritage is a cultural, economic and ecological resource whose potential is essential for the sustainable and resilient development of our cities. This potential can be used if relevant stakeholders and actors cooperate.

For this workshop, two European initiatives have merged to share their insights into how this heritage can be protected, managed and further developed: the European Federation of Fortified Sites (EFFORTS Europe) and the Urban Agenda for the EU’s Partnership on Culture and Cultural Heritage (CCH).

The multilevel CCH Partnership, coordinated by Germany (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community) and Italy (Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion), together with the Italian Ministry of Culture, is nearing the official end of its three-year term. In the workshop, the Italian coordinators (Sandra Gizdulich and Giovanni Pineschi) and the Partnership’s Action Leaders will share the results of several concrete actions and give recommendations for cities, regions and Member States.

In the workshop, EFFORTS Europe focused on civil and youth involvement in (fortified) heritage management. Fortified heritage sites are first and foremost local and regional centres of development. EFFORTS network members will present good practices for youth and citizen involvement in heritage development.

Watch the recording below:

Bahanur Nasya, Director, Eutropian, Austria.

Anne-Wil Maris, director, Erfgoed Brabant, Netherlands.
Kieran McCarthy, President of the European Alliance Group, European Committee of the Regions, Ireland.
Frédéric Saliez, Programme Officer, UN-Habitat Office for Europe and European Institutions, Belgium.
Jan Schultheiß, Vibrant Communities, National Urban Development Projects, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Germany.
Daniele Sferra, Vice-President, ISAM, Italy.
Ɖurđa Vrjlević Šarić, project leader, Fortress of Culture SIBENIK, Croatia.
Agency For Territorial Cohesion of Italy , City of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Erfgoed Brabant, European Commission – DG REGIO, European Committee of the Regions, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community of Germany (BMI) , Fortress of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Italy, Region of Venice, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
English (EN)

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