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13 October 2020

Application deadline for cultural heritage startup competition extended to 6 November

Startups working in cultural heritage are invited to apply to receive access to a mentoring and acceleration programme – valued at €15,000 – to enhance the readiness of their business ideas, including fine-tuning their models, drawing up their business plans, and scouting investors....

24 September 2020

Cultural heritage for sustainable urban futures

Over the past three years, ten European cities including ICLEI Members Bologna (Italy) and Lisbon (Portugal) have worked with service providers and knowledge brokers to test and advance tools and approaches aimed at shaping sustainable, heritage-led urban futures. From 27-30 October, these cities w...

26 August 2020

Heritage reuse policies: reflecting on their current state

Abandoned cultural heritage sites – including underused buildings, complexes, heritage spacs and more – hold great potential for the public and private sectors, as well as local communities. If done deliberately, reviving and transforming these sites can be an opportunity to increase com...

25 August 2020

Join photo contest to showcase uniqueness of your rural area

There are innumerable ways that rural areas are special. Local communities know best the vast potential of their area's natural and cultural heritage. A photo contest – ongoing now and through to 31 October – aims to shed light on that potential. Individuals and organisations are invite...

24 August 2020

Forty good practices featured in new report on cultural heritage resilience

The new report “Mapping and characterisation of good practices in cultural heritage resilience” is now available online. Its aim is to provide professionals working in municipalities with guidance and inspiration for building the resilience of cultural heritage sites. The publication su...

28 July 2020

Apply to participate in a cultural heritage startup competition

Startups working in cultural heritage are invited to apply to receive access to a mentoring and acceleration programme – valued at €15,000 – to enhance the readiness of their business ideas, including fine-tuning their models, drawing up their business plans, and scouting inves...

28 April 2020

Challenges and opportunities in Katowice amidst the European energy transition

Coal mining is an integral part of the history of the Polish region of Silesia. Its capital, ICLEI Member Katowice, is home to thousands of coal-burning domestic hearths and is the place where Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners, is venerated. Here, the role of coal is still alive: the Silesia...

22 April 2020

Circular governance: a new approach for urban cultural heritage adaptive-reuse projects

More and more people have become familiar with the concept of "circular economy" – an economic system that aims to eliminate physical waste by redesigning, reusing and redirecting materials and products in consumption and production processes. But can the same circular concepts be applied to s...

20 April 2020

Share innovative actions to strengthen rural communities’ resilience

The current global pandemic is impacting communities across the world. Cities have largely been in the spotlight of much of the pandemic coverage. But, how are rural communities coping with challenges resulting from the pandemic? How can these communities exchange knowledge to support each other? T...