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26 April 2021

Open call for regions interested in circular cultural tourism

In light of COVID-19 and the restrictions it has imposed on travel, many places are rethinking their tourism strategies. A more circular approach to cultural tourism is emerging alongside this paradigm shift; one that aims for sustainability, community empowerment and regional development along with...

23 April 2021

Regions taking action to integrate cultural and natural heritage into regional development strategies

Many regions across Europe are currently updating their "Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies" (RIS3) – in other words, research and innovation strategies for a region that: focus policy and investments on key priorities; build on local strengths; support innovation and stimulate priv...

14 April 2021

Join upcoming discussion on financing the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage

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

29 March 2021

Putting heritage at the heart of the European Green Deal

Researchers from the CLIC project – in which ICLEI Europe is a partner – have contributed as expert members to the European Cultural Heritage Green Paper, which explores and advocates for the role of cultural heritage in the successful implementation of the European Green Deal. The Green...

15 March 2021

Policy Brief available now on enabling partnerships for adaptive heritage reuse

A new Policy Brief is now available to support local stakeholders to build strong partnerships for adaptive heritage reuse. Why do partnerships matter in this field? What are the key challenges faced in forging adaptive heritage reuse partnerships, and what are the main opportunities they catalyse?...

11 January 2021

Hamburg convenes partners to better preserve areas of cultural heritage from hazards and risks

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany) has convened a group of its partners to join a virtual 'match-making meeting', with the goal to establish milestones for collaboration between research partners, local stakeholders and the city, on the topic of better preserving areas of cultural heritage from hazards ...

7 January 2021

Explore recommendations for policy makers on adaptive heritage reuse

ICLEI Europe has co-written a Policy Brief on adaptive heritage reuse, general trends across Europe, and the challenges faced in planning and implementing heritage reuse projects. Explore the policy brief to learn about key themes in adaptive heritage reuse across European countries right now and, ...

16 December 2020

Cultural heritage at the core of urban transformation

Since 2017, European cities, universities and research institutes, city networks like ICLEI, small and medium enterprises, consultancies and more have come together to demonstrate how cultural heritage can be a unique and powerful engine of regeneration, sustainable development and economic growth f...

18 November 2020

Meet leading cultural heritage start-ups

Through the support of ICLEI and its partner organisations, a collection of 73 impressive innovators recently submitted their projects to a cultural heritage start-up competition. Of these, 25 were chosen as first-round finalists still in the running to win the grand prize. And, of those first-round...