As follow up of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage and in co-operation with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, a second seminar of the joint project “The Faro Way: enhanced participation in cultural heritage” was organised in Maastricht and Heerlen on 16-17 May 2019 with representatives from seven countries, Dutch cultural heritage stakeholders and international experts.
Through presentations, discussions on selected topics and field visits to heritage-driven initiatives, the seminar provided an opportunity to explain in detail the Faro Convention approach to cultural heritage and to exchange on the actions that stakeholders, and particularly authorities, may have in supporting the Convention signature, ratification and implementation. The potential of cultural heritage to regenerate communities was also discussed through the experience of Heerlen, a city in a former mining region.
Presentations - National cases:
- Stakeholder Involvement, A Swiss Approach to the Faro Way - Nina Mekacher, Swiss Federal Office of Culture
- Implementation: the Norwegian case - T. Hovland
- The Faro Way, Case Finland - Ulla Salmela
- A pan-European initiative: the joint project “The Faro Way” - Erminia Sciacchitano, European Commission
Presentations - Local cases:
- Participatory governance in the municipality of Maastricht: the colours approach - Tim van Wanroij, City of Maastricht
- Heritage and Participation in the municipality of Maastricht - Eric Wetzels
- IBA Parkstad - Mathea Severeijns, managing director