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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...

16 November 2020

Cities share insights from local plans to build cultural heritage resilience

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany), alongside three other European cities, has established an individual local work plan that will guide their work on strengthening the resilience of local cultural heritage. All four work plans define objectives, strategies, actions and corresponding indicators of succe...

9 November 2020

Apply for professional master's programme in heritage-led sustainable strategies for rural regeneration

All those interested in rural regeneration are encouraged to apply for a one-year professional master’s programme on heritage-led sustainable strategies for rural regeneration. The deadline to apply is 30 November 2020, and the programme will begin in January 2021. Rural areas around the glob...

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...