Culture, Heritage and Diversity

European Heritage Days Events, 10-12 October 2011, Wrocław (Poland)


In the context of the European Heritage Days, the European Heritage Forums are annual international crossroads for all stakeholders involved in the interpretation, communication and dissemination of the cultural heritage. Such forums offer once a year an opportunity for dialogue among heritage professionals and professionals from other sectors of society.


The 4th EHD Forum was organised in Wrocław (Poland) on 11 October 2011 on the theme "Value the Heritage! European Heritage and Economic Development".


The annual meeting of EHD coordinators was also held on 11 October and was followed by a one-day training session on 12 October on "communicating the European dimension of the EHDS: successful media work and creating networks".


Documents of the Forum


List of participants


Contacts details of the organisers


Annual meeting of the EHD National Coordinators



Presentations of the speakers


Introduction:  Multifaceted heritage as a resource


Presentation by Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper

Presentation by Wojciech Fałkowski


Theme 1:  Heritage during the financial crisis – luxury or necessity?


Presentation by Christopher Young

Presentation by Anna Kowalczyk


Theme 2: The economic potential of heritage beyond tourism


Presentation by Donovan Rypkema

Presentation by Terje Nypan


Theme 3:  Heritage and sustainable development


Presentation by Lucie Pára

Presentation by Kārlis Dambergs


Polish website of the Forum (also available in English and French)

Press release



2011 Editionn

2011 National events

Photos gallery

Meeting on the "European Dimension" of Heritage Days Events Strasbourg (France), 11-12 December 2011



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