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"100 Buildings / 100 Stories"

Location of the initiative: Cyclades/Syros Island (GREECE) Initiator Association, community, local/regional authorities Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: Start date: 1/4/2018 - End date: 30/4/2019 (was official end date)....

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"Heritage mission", international volunteer worksites – Union Rempart

Location of the initiative: FRANCE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S5 - Encourage and assess citizen participation practices and procedures Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 11 July 1966 / End Date: On-going Motivation / Methodology The Union Rempart is a union of heritage...

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'Cultural Heritage-makers'

Location of the initiative: FINLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - Implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Time span of the initiative: The initiative Cultural Heritage Makers -competition has been organised in Finland as a part of the national European...

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(Guide for Councillors) Petites Cités de Caractère (Small Towns Full of Character)

Location of the initiative: France Initiator: Association(s) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D10 - Use the cultural heritage as a means of giving the region a distinctive character and making it more attractive and better known Time span of the initiative: Start date: 2020 / End date:...

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100 audio descriptions of monuments of history – 100 years of independence

Location of the initiative: POLAND, Płock Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 02.05.2018 / End Date: 31.10.2018 Motivation / Methodology Since 2007, we have been working to prevent the exclusion of the blind people...

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2030 Vision for cultural heritage management in Sweden

Location of the initiative: SWEDEN Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Brief description of the initiative: In 2014 the Swedish government tasked the Swedish National Heritage Board...

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A sustainable tourism strategy for Suomenlinna

Location of the initiative: FINLAND - Helsinki Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D7 - give consideration to heritage in sustainable tourism development policies Time span of the initiative: The strategy development took a year (2014-2015). The Strategy and was published in June 2015. The...

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Academy of Heritage - post-graduate studies

Location of the initiative: POLAND - International Cultural Centre in Kraków Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K5 - diversify training systems for heritage professionals Time span of the initiative: Established in 2001, the 1-year long post-graduate studies programme is organized every...

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Activities of NGOs and local governments in the field of cultural heritage

Location of the initiative: POLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S6 - Create a suitable framework to enable local authorities and communities to take action for the benefit of their heritage and its management Brief description of the initiative: The report "Activities of NGOs and...

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Adopt a Monument

Location of the initiative: FINLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - Implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Brief description of the initiative: This grassroots project, facilitated by the Pirkanmaa Provincial Museum, encourages citizens to ‘adopt’...

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Ancient cultural and communication complex "Serdica"

Location of the initiative: BULGARIA - 1000 Sofia Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D9 - Use innovative techniques to present cultural heritage to the public, while preserving its integrity Time span of the initiative: 2011 Brief description of the initiative: The following main...

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Anti-discrimination education for professionals at the POLIN Museum

Location of the initiative: Warsaw (POLAND) Initiator Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN Museum) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K4 - provide optimum training for non-professional players and for professionals from other sectors with a connection to heritage Time span of the...

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Austria's LERNORT DENKMAL

Location of the initiative: AUSTRIA - 1010, Vienna Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - Implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Time span of the initiative: 2010 Brief description of the initiative: The Federal Monuments Authority Austria launched its Education...

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Back to School

Location of the initiative: ESTONIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - Implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Brief description of the initiative: There is a NGO initiative supported by the Ministry of Education called Back to School that urges young and...

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Becoming a professional by training on authentic heritage

Location of the initiative: France and abroad Initiator Academic and scientific institution/Institute Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K8 - guarantee the competences of professionals working on the listed heritage Time span of the initiative: Start date: 1990 / End date: ongoing...

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Blue artism: museum educational methodology for children within Autistic spectrum

Location of the initiative: Sarajevo (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) Initiator Foundation Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: Start date: 01. 10. 2018 / End date: 22. 04. 2019 Motivation / Methodology The reason why we at National...

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Borderline, the borderlines of peace

Location of the initiative: FRANCE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S3 - Use heritage to assert and transmit the fundamental values of Europe and European society Brief description of the initiative: The purpose of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to celebrate diversity and...

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Breadtime - an intergenerational dialogue about Lesachtal bread

Location of the initiative: AUSTRIA - A-9654, St. Lorenzen and region Lesachtal Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K7 - Ensure that the knowledge and skills involved in heritage trades are passed on Time span of the initiative: 2015 Brief description of the initiative: “Brotzeit" focuses...

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Brown coal mining thematic village

Location of the initiative: POLAND, Pila-Mlyn in Tuchola Forests Region Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - Encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2012 / End Date: Up to now Motivation / Methodology The...

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Children archaeology

Location of the initiative: GEORGIA, Mtskheta/Samtavro valley Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Time span of the initiative: Start Date: October 2010 / End Date: on-going Motivation / Methodology Most people once had...

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Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image and Festival international de la bande dessinée d'Angoulême

Location of the initiative: Angoulême (FRANCE) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K11 - Explore heritage as a source of knowledge, inspiration and creativity Brief description of the initiative: The Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image (International Centre for Comics and...

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Cluniac sites in Europe - Fédération des Sites Clunisiens

Location of the initiative: FRANCE and EUROPE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D10 - Use the cultural heritage as a means of giving the region a distinctive character and making it more attractive and better known Brief description of the initiative: The Fédération des Sites Clunisiens...

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Conservation study of the village Gostuša in Pirot district

Location of the initiative: SERBIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D4 - Produce heritage impact studies for rehabilitation, construction, planning and infrastructure projects Brief description of the initiative: The conservation study of endangered vernacular architecture in this small...

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Conservation, restoration and exhibition of Eski Mosque and creating a museum of religion, Stara Zagora

Location of the initiative: BULGARIA - P.C. 6000, Stara Zagora Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D8 - Protect, restore and enhance heritage, making greater use of new technologies Time span of the initiative: 2009 Brief description of the initiative: 4,000 characters max: The...

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Conversion of De Hoorn brewery into a creative hub

Location of the initiative: BELGIUM Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D11 - Develop new management models to ensure that heritage benefits from the economic spinoffs that it generates Brief description of the initiative: Located in Leuven - the long-established centre of the Belgian...

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Creation of cultural heritage database managment system and GIS portal

Location of the initiative: GEORGIA, Tbilisi Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D9 - Use innovative techniques to present cultural heritage to the public, while preserving its integrity Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2013 / End Date: 2017 Motivation / Methodology The project is...

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Cultural heritage award, free Hanseatic city of Bremen

Location of the initiative: GERMANY, Bremen Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D3 - Promote heritage skills and professionals Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2010 / Every three years (2010, 2013, 2016, 2019…) Brief description of the initiative As a result of the joint initiative...

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Cultural Heritage Education Programme: “Apprendisti Ciceroni”

Location of the initiative: ITALY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K7 - Ensure that the knowledge and skills involved in heritage trades are passed on Brief description of the initiative: The Cultural Heritage Education Programme “Apprendisti Ciceroni®” is a well-established programme...

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Cultural Heritage Week (Teden kulturne dediščine)

Location of the initiative: SLOVENIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Time span of the initiative: 2013 Brief description of the initiative: This is a long-term initiative – a national interdisciplinary project. The...

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Cultural history as knowledge source for the climate stress test

Location of the initiative: NETHERLANDS Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K9 - Develop study and research programmes that reflect the needs of the heritage sector and share the findings Time span of the initiative: Start Date: January 2018 / End Date: December 2018 Motivation / Methodology...

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Culture Vouchers

Location of the initiative: SLOVAK REPUBLIC Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - Implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Time span of the initiative: since 2006, permanent Brief description of the initiative: CULTURE VOUCHERS are a targeted contribution that...

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Days of miners’ cake / Rudarska Greblica

Location of the initiative: CROATIA, Samobor/Rude Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 1985 / End Date: On-going Motivation / Methodology KUD...

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Debela Griža

Location of the initiative: SLOVENIA, Komen Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D7 - Give consideration to heritage in sustainable tourism development policies Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2014 / End Date: On-going, permanent Motivation / Methodology A vast cultural heritage of...

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Descopera – an open-air festival of classical music

Location of the initiative: REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA, Cultural-Natural Reserve „Orheiul Vechi” Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D1 - Promote cultural heritage as a resource and facilitate financial investment Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2016 / End Date: On-going Motivation /...

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Digital cultural and historical heritage of Plovdiv Municipality

Location of the initiative: BULGARIA - 4000 Plovdiv Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D9 - Use innovative techniques to present cultural heritage to the public, while preserving its integrity Time span of the initiative: 2015 Brief description of the initiative: In the framework of the...

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Digitisation of the content of repository institutions

Location of the initiative: SLOVAK REPUBLIC – key cultural institutions on national level Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D9 - Use innovative techniques to present cultural heritage to the public, while preserving its integrity Time span of the initiative: 2012 Brief description of the...

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Digitisation of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center’s collection in Leiden

Location of the initiative: The NETHERLANDS Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K6 - Develop knowledge banks on local and traditional materials, techniques and know-how Brief description of the initiative: Naturalis Biodiversity Center has a collection of over 37 million zoological,...

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Dragodid.org – preserving the dry-stone masonry techniques of eastern Adriatic

Location of the initiative: CROATIA and EASTERN ADRIATIC AREA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K6 - develop knowledge banks on local and traditional materials, techniques and know-how Time span of the initiative: Start Date: July 2010 / End Date: On-going Motivation / Methodology...

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Electronic encyclopaedia of traditional folk culture

Location of the initiative: SLOVAK REPUBLIC Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K6 - Develop knowledge banks on local and traditional materials, techniques and know-how Time span of the initiative: 2008- ongoing Brief description of the initiative: The encyclopaedia entitled Traditional...

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Employees and activists of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Location of the initiative: BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA, Sarajevo Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Brief description of the initiative: The Museum is home to over 4 million artefacts...

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Environmental risk assessment and mitigation on Cultural Heritage

Location of the initiative: Torino/Piedmont (ITALY) Initiator Academic / scientific institution Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K9 - Develop study and research programmes that reflect the needs of the heritage sector and share the findings Time span of the initiative: Start date:...

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Establishing a federation of cultural heritage organisations

Location of the initiative: NORWAY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 1994 / End Date: On-going Motivation / Methodology There is a strong...

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Establishment of restoration and knowledge centre in Riga

Location of the initiative: LATVIA - Riga Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - Encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Time span of the initiative: 2016 Brief description of the initiative: The initiative is in planning and preparatory phase. The...

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European Young Heritage Professionals Forum

Location of the initiative: Zadar; CROATIA Initiator UNESCO and the European Commission (DG-EAC) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K4 - provide optimum training for non-professional players and for professionals from other sectors with a connection to heritage Time span of the initiative:...

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Everyone’s cultural heritage

Location of the initiative: FINLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S7 - Develop and promote participatory heritage identification programmes Time span of the initiative: The project was executed in 2014. The project report was published in the spring of 2015. Brief description of the...

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Faith in Nessebar

Location of the initiative: BULGARIA - 8230, Nessebar Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D7 - Give consideration to heritage in sustainable tourism development policies Time span of the initiative: 2010 Brief description of the initiative: The project includes three sites in the Ancient...

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Finna Search Service

Location of the initiative: FINLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K6 - develop knowledge banks on local and traditional materials, techniques and know-how Time span of the initiative: 2008 - Continuous Brief description of the initiative: Finna is a search service entity containing...

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Free admission for young people under 19 to Federal Museums

Location of the initiative: AUSTRIA - A-1010, Vienna Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: 2010- onwards Brief description of the initiative: As of January 2010 the Ministry responsible for culture has granted free admission to...

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Granaries of Memory

Location of the initiative: ITALY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S7 - Develop and promote participatory heritage identification programmes Brief description of the initiative: ‘Granaries of Memory’ draws on the oral history of local communities, especially related to the intangible...

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Grande collecte sur l’histoire des femmes (nationwide collection of data on women in society)

Location of the initiative: FRANCE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S5 - Encourage and assess citizen participation practices and procedures Brief description of the initiative: On the occasion of International Archives Day, on 9 June 2018, the French Archives organised a new campaign to...

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Haapamäki – Cultural heritage from children’s perspective

Location of the initiative: FINLAND, Haapamäki/Keuruu Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Time span of the initiative: Start Date: August 2018 / End Date: December 2018 Motivation / Methodology · Developing cultural...

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Heritage and spatial development: the example of Bibracte

Location of the initiative: FRANCE, Mont-Beuvray, région de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D4 - Produce heritage impact studies for rehabilitation, construction, planning and infrastructure projects Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 1984 / End Date:...

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Heritage as a means of emancipation for mentally and multiple handicapped people

Location of the initiative: NETHERLANDS, Zwammerdam Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: Permanent Brief description of the initiative: The formerly inwardly focused institute Ipsen de Bruggen, has built a new 'Grand Cafe' to...

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Heritage Community Parnas

Location of the initiative: SLOVENIA - P. C. 1315, Velike Lašče Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S9 - Support intergenerational and intercultural projects to promote heritage Time span of the initiative: 2000 Brief description of the initiative: The Heritage Community Rob (HC) was...

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Heritage Itineraries for Intellectual Disabilities

Location of the initiative: Seville, SPAIN Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2: Make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2017 / End Date: 2019 Motivation / Methodology The Project is based on the use of extended reality teaching resources prepared by...

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Heritage of My Environment - heritage management manual for municipalities

Location of the initiative: POLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S6 - Create a suitable framework to enable local authorities and communities to take action for the benefit of their heritage and its management Time span of the initiative: 2016 first edition Brief description of the...

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Heritage Schools

Location of the initiative: UNITED KINGDOM Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Brief description of the initiative: This educational initiative brings heritage into the classroom, reaching 120,000 students in 250...

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HERITO Journal

Location of the initiative: POLAND - International Cultural Centre in Kraków Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K9 - develop study and research programmes that reflect the needs of the heritage sector and share the findings Time span of the initiative: Established in 2010, published...

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HERMES: Hermoupolis Digital Heritage Management

Location of the initiative: GREECE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D7 - Give consideration to heritage in sustainable tourism development policies Brief description of the initiative: This digitisation project is about creating a free, open-source web publishing platform for displaying...

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Historic Towns Initiative

Location of the initiative: IRELAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D10 - Use the cultural heritage as a means of giving the region a distinctive character and making it more attractive and better known Time span of the initiative: 2013 Brief description of the initiative: The Historic...

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Home for Cooperation: Educational Centre in the Buffer Zone of Nicosia

Location of the initiative: CYPRUS Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S4 - Promote heritage as a meeting place and vehicle for intercultural dialogue, peace and tolerance Brief description of the initiative: This building was erected in the early 1950s and attached to the Nicosia...

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Horizontal Historical Education in Non-Discriminative Activities

Location of the initiative: Warsaw (Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands) Initiator Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN Museum) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S4 - promote heritage as a meeting place and vehicle for intercultural dialogue, peace and tolerance Time span of the...

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Idrija Miners' Houses Renovation

Location of the initiative: Idrija (SLOVENIA) Initiator Idrija 2020 Association Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - Encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Time span of the initiative: Start date: 2018 / End date: ongoing Motivation / Methodology...

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Integrated platform for the heritage data publication and dissemination

Location of the initiative: POLAND (all over the country) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D8 - Protect, restore and enhance heritage, making greater use of new technologies Time span of the initiative: 2013-2016 Brief description of the initiative: Integrated platform for the heritage...

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Interactive research and conservation project of the Retable of the High Altar of Tallinn’s St. Nicholas’ Church

Location of the initiative: ESTONIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D8 - Protect, restore and enhance heritage, making greater use of new technologies Brief description of the initiative: It is a perfect example of investigating and conserving a masterpiece using the newest techniques,...

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It’s my heritage!

Location of the initiative: FRANCE, Montluçon (Allier) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - Implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2005 / End Date: Annual programme Motivation / Methodology Objective: the art and...

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Iubilantes Association

Location of the initiative: ITALY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S9 - Support intergenerational and intercultural projects to promote heritage Brief description of the initiative: Iubilantes, an Italian voluntary organisation established in Como in 1996, have, amongst other projects,...

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Izmir Region Excavations and Research Project (IRERP) – An Archaeological Initiative for Research, Education, Protection and Presentation

Location of the initiative: Izmir, Urla; TURKEY Initiator National, Regional/Local authorities and Academic/Scientific institutions in Turkey Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D10. Using cultural heritage as a means of giving the region a distinctive character and making it more...

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Jalkautuva Museo – “the museum goes into the village”

Location of the initiative: FINLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 1.8.2018 / End Date: 28.2.2019 Motivation / Methodology The Municipality of Sastamala is geographically very wide (1 532 km2) and has dozens of...

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John Nurminen Foundation

Location of the initiative: FINLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Brief description of the initiative: The John Nurminen Foundation’s new cultural Project, implemented in cooperation with the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Forum Marinum Maritime...

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Journey to emotions

Location of the initiative: Chania (GREECE) Initiator National authority Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Time span of the initiative: Start date: April 2018 / End date: April 2018 Motivation / Methodology The...

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Let’s learn about ancient theatre by acting (adults)

Location of the initiative: Chania (GREECE) Initiator National authorities Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K11 - Explore heritage as a source of knowledge, inspiration and creativity Time span of the initiative: Start date: February 2017 / End date: May 2018 Motivation / Methodology The...

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Let’s learn about ancient theatre by acting (students)

Location of the initiative: Chania (GREECE) Initiator National authorities Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Time span of the initiative: Start date: February 2017 / End date: May 2018 Motivation / Methodology The...

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Let’s stay at home and make a paper “Plangon” toy doll

Location of the initiative: Thessaloniki (Greece) Initiator Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K11 - explore heritage as a source of knowledge, inspiration and creativity Time span of the initiative: Start...

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Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest

Location of the initiative: HUNGARY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S3 - Use heritage to assert and transmit the fundamental values of Europe and European society Brief description of the initiative: Replacing the old Music Academy in 1907, the Liszt Academy moved into its present...

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Local heritage in education

Location of the initiative: NORWAY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2017 / End Date: 2020 Motivation / Methodology It is a national ambition to encourage and allow school...

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Local heritage list of a municipality

Location of the initiative: SLOVAK REPUBLIC Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Brief description of the initiative: The principal document for the built heritage protection in...

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Local heritage management trainings

Location of the initiative: POLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S5 encourage and assess citizen participation practices and procedures Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2016/ End Date: On-going Motivation / Methodology The National Heritage Board of Poland, along with...

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Local heritage plans – strengthening local competence and capacity through planning

Location of the initiative: NORWAY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S6 - Create a suitable framework to enable local authorities and communities to take action for the benefit of their heritage and its management Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2011 / End Date: 2020 Motivation /...

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Louvre-Lens Museum

Location of the initiative: FRANCE, Lens Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D10 - Use the cultural heritage as a means of giving the region a distinctive character and making it more attractive and better known Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2012 / End Date: On-going Motivation /...

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Memory capsule: the collective memory of popular struggles in Tor Bella Monaca (Rome)

Location of the initiative: ITALY, Rome Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Time span of the initiative: Start Date: October 2018 / End Date: On-going Motivation / Methodology Tor...

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Mimos - Festival International des Arts du Mime et du Geste de Périgueux (Périgueux International Arts of Mime and Gesture Festival) – 36th MIMOS festival, 23 - 28 July 2018

Location of the initiative: Périgueux (FRANCE) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K11 - Explore heritage as a source of knowledge, inspiration and creativity Time span of the initiative: end of July Brief description of the initiative: Each year in the heart of summer the Mimos festival...

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Modelowa Rewitalizacja Miast / Model Urban Revitalization

Location of the initiative: POLAND 20 cities: Chorzów, Dabrowa Górnicza, Dobiegniew, Ełk, Grajewo, Hrubieszów, Konin, Leszno, Lublin, Milicz, Opole Lubelskie, Rybnik, Słupsk, Stalowa Wola, Starachowice, Szczecin, Warszawa, Włocławek, Wrocław, Żyrardów (konkurs Modelowa Rewitalizacja Miast / Model...

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Monument Mania (translation of: Zabytkomania)

Location of the initiative: POLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - Implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Time span of the initiative: 2015 Brief description of the initiative: Movie makers contest Monument Mania is for young amateurs (high school) and...

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Moratorium on construction in protected (buffer) zone of the UNESCO World Heritage objects

Location of the initiative: UKRAINE - Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Lviv and also villages in Zakarpatska dstr, Ivano-Frankivsk dstr and Lviv dstr Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D4 - Produce heritage impact studies for rehabilitation, construction, planning and infrastructure projects Time span of...

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Mupop – Museum of popular music

Location of the initiative: FRANCE, Montluçon (Allier) Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K11 - Explore heritage as a source of knowledge, inspiration and creativity Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2013 / End Date: On-going Motivation / Methodology The Museum of Popular Music...

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Museotherapy

Location of the initiative: Kielce (POLAND) Initiator National authorities Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K10 - Encourage and support the development of networks Time span of the initiative: Start date: in 2017 / End date: ongoing Motivation / Methodology The “Museotherapy” is an...

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Museum and University: A Hub for Interdisciplinary Training

Location of the initiative: Patras (GREECE) Initiator The Patras Museum Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K5 - diversify training systems for heritage professionals Time span of the initiative: Start date: January 2015 (peak in 2019) / End date: ongoing Motivation / Methodology Usually an...

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National day of the traditional costume

Location of the initiative: ReEPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA, Chișinău Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S4 - Promote heritage as a meeting place and vehicle for intercultural dialogue, peace and tolerance Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2015 / End Date: Until now Motivation / Methodology...

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National Year of Cultural Heritage

Location of the initiative: ESTONIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K3 - Encourage creativity to capture the attention of the heritage audience Brief description of the initiative: For 15 years already, thematic years have been organised by Estonian Ministry of Culture to focus public...

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Network of Austrian World Heritage Sites

Location of the initiative: AUSTRIA - Austrian World Heritage Sites, rotating Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S6 - Create a suitable framework to enable local authorities and communities to take action for the benefit of their heritage and its management Time span of the initiative:...

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Nuragic Sculptures of Monte Prama in Sardinia

Location of the initiative: ITALY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D9 - Use innovative techniques to present cultural heritage to the public, while preserving its integrity Brief description of the initiative: The Nuragic civilization dominated Sardinia for centuries, from the Bronze Age...

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Otwarty System Archiwizacji / Open Archiving System

Location of the initiative: Warsaw, POLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2017 / End Date: No end date, the project will continue and be...

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Paraschiva Kovacs, Satu Mare

Location of the initiative: ROMANIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D10 - Use the cultural heritage as a means of giving the region a distinctive character and making it more attractive and better known Brief description of the initiative: Description: As a schoolteacher in a small...

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Poetry in the shape of things

Location of the initiative: Thessaloniki (GREECE) Initiator Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: Start date: April 2020 / End date: June 2020 Motivation...

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Portal for building and restoration advice

Location of the initiative: NORWAY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - Encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2009 / End Date: 2020 – can be prolonged Motivation / Methodology The Portal for Building and...

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Portfolio Immovable Heritage

Location of the initiative: Flanders (BELGIUM) Initiator Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed / National authority Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Time span of the initiative: Start date: 2018 / End date: This...

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Preservation of the cultural heritage and diversification of the tourism offer in the region of the Belogradchik fortress

Location of the initiative: BULGARIA - 3900, Belogradchik Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D7 - Give consideration to heritage in sustainable tourism development policies Time span of the initiative: under the programme 2007-2013 Brief description of the initiative: The implemented...

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Preservation of underwater archaeological sites, European project coordinated in Copenhagen

Location of the initiative: DENMARK Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K9 - Develop study and research programmes that reflect the needs of the heritage sector and share the findings Brief description of the initiative: Europe’s sea floor is a treasure trove of cultural heritage....

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Preserving and promoting the mining culture of the Nord-Pas de Calais region

Location of the initiative: FRANCE The Centre Historique Minier is located at the heart of the coalfield in Lewarde, 8 km from Douai in northern France. It is housed at the pithead of the former Delloye Pit, which comprises 8000 m² of industrial buildings at an 8 hectare site. Relation to...

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Pro Monumenta

Location of the initiative: SLOVAK REPUBLIC Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K7 - Ensure that the knowledge and skills involved in heritage trades are passed on Time span of the initiative: 2014-2021 Brief description of the initiative: Project Pro Monumenta is a project focused on...

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Project Fortress Reinvented - Innovative approach and digital contents in historical fortification monuments

Location of the initiative: Šibenik, CROATIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D9 - Use innovative techniques to present cultural heritage to the public, while preserving its integrity Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 01/07/2017/ End Date: 31/12/2019 Motivation / Methodology...

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Promoting an active commitment to heritage – Mediaeval history and architecture worksites (Chantiers histoire et architecture mediévales – CHAM)

Location of the initiative: FRANCE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S8 - Encourage heritage rehabilitation initiatives by local communities and authorities Brief description of the initiative: Founded in 1980, which was Heritage year in France, the national association Chantiers Histoire...

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Regional Centre for Conservation and Restoration for South-East Europe

Location of the initiative: Tirana, ALBANIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K5 – Diversify training systems for heritage professionals K8 – Guarantee the competences of professionals working on listed heritage Time span of the initiative: Start Date : June 2005 / End Date: ongoing Brief...

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REMPART: Volunteers for Saving Heritage

Location of the initiative: FRANCE - Paris Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D3 - promote heritage skills and professionals Time span of the initiative: still running Brief description of the initiative: This award recognises a project that has been of great benefit to many people over...

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Rendez-vous aux jardins “L’Europe des jardins” en 2018

Location of the initiative: Belgium (Wallonia), Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative:...

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Renewable traditions: stories, skills, energy, provenance

Location of the initiative: UNITED KINGDOM, Carlisle, Cumbria Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D2 - Support and promote the heritage sector as a means of creating jobs and business opportunities Time span of the initiative: Start Date: August 2015 / End Date: October 2019 Motivation /...

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Renewal of cultural heritage with the help of unemployed people

Location of the initiative: SLOVAK REPUBLIC Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - Encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Brief description of the initiative: Participation is the key aspect of safeguarding of cultural heritage – the support of...

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Restoration of Lasithi Plateau’s Windmills with Perforated Sails

Location of the initiative: GREECE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - Encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Brief description of the initiative: Lasithi Plateau is a large endorheic (inwardly-draining, not by river to the sea) plateau in eastern...

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Reuse of rural buildings in Slovenia in the execution of the rural development programme

Location of the initiative: SLOVENIA, City / Locality: 103 localities over the country Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - Encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2008 / End Date: 2013 Motivation /...

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Revealing the economic and social impacts of cultural heritage

Location of the initiative: HUNGARY, Balatoncsicsó Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1- Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Time span of the initiative: 2014 Brief description of the initiative: The project “Revealing the...

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Roman market

Location of the initiative: PORTUGAL, Troia Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D10 - Use the cultural heritage as a means of giving the region a distinctive character and making it more attractive and better known Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2013 / End Date: 2017 Motivation /...

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Romani professions as important elements of intangible heritage

Location of the initiative: Krakow, POLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 1 April 2015 / End Date: 31 October 2018 Motivation /...

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Salt Valley of Añana, Basque Country

Location of the initiative: SPAIN Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D10 - Use the cultural heritage as a means of giving the region a distinctive character and making it more attractive and better known Brief description of the initiative: Salt Valley (Valle Salado) is located in the town...

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School of Crafts – Centre for Folk Art Production

Location of the initiative: SLOVAK REPUBLIC - Bratislava Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K7 - Ensure that the knowledge and skills involved in heritage trades are passed on Time span of the initiative: 1999-2004 Brief description of the initiative: ÚĽUV School of Crafts in Bratislava...

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Schools is manors

Location of the initiative: ESTONIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Brief description of the initiative: There are over 60 schools is manors in Estonia (out of about 560 schools.) Special teaching materials...

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Social and economic impact of cultural heritage. Opinion polls report

Location of the initiative: POLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Brief description of the initiative: The social study (opinion polls) was conducted in 2011 by National Heritage Board of Poland as a part of their project "Legal and illicit trade with...

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Star in School

Location of the initiative: CROATIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K3 - Encourage creativity to capture the attention of the heritage audience Brief description of the initiative: Operating within Karlovac, a city that wants to regenerate its potential, ‘Star in School’ involves an...

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SUPERAR – bringing young people together to make music

Location of the initiative: AUSTRIA - 1010, Vienna Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - Implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Time span of the initiative: 2009 Brief description of the initiative: Superar is a high quality musical program for young people....

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Sustainable development of Mourela plateau

Location of the initiative: PORTUGAL, Peneda-Geres, National park Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D2 - Support and promote the heritage sector as a means of creating jobs and business opportunities Brief description of the initiative: This original and creative project was developed in...

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Tangible Side of Intangible: Heritage Crafts Initiative for Georgia

Location of the initiative: Countrywide (GEORGIA) Initiator NGO Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K7 - ensure that the knowledge and skills involved in heritage trades are passed on Time span of the initiative: Start date: February 2012 / End date: end October 2016 Motivation /...

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Teaching materials for teachers about local cultural heritage

Location of the initiative: ESTONIA Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - Incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Brief description of the initiative: A few years ago teaching materials for teachers about local cultural heritage (all 15 counties + two biggest...

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Textile from Georgia

Location of the initiative: Tbilisi (GEORGIA) Initiator Art Palace of Georgia -Museum of Cultural History Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K7 - Ensure that the knowledge and skills involved in heritage trades are passed on Time span of the initiative: Start date: 2019 January / End date:...

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The Ancient stadium of Philippopolis – preservation, rehabilitation and urban revitalisation

Location of the initiative: BULGARIA - 4000, Plovdiv Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D8 - Protect, restore and enhance heritage, making greater use of new technologies Time span of the initiative: 2011 Brief description of the initiative: The Master plan of Plovdiv Municipality intends...

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The companions of duty

Location of the initiative: FRANCE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K7 - Ensure that the knowledge and skills involved in heritage trades are passed on Time span of the initiative: Start Date: The term “compagnonnage” (companionship) made its entry into the French language in 1719, to...

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The Garden City of Stains

Location of the initiative: FRANCE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - Encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Brief description of the initiative: In the aftermath of World War I there was a drive in many European...

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The housing complex of Lignon

Location of the initiative: SWITZERLAND, Geneva Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D6 - Ensure that heritage is taken into account in development, spatial planning, environmental and energy policies Time span of the initiative: since 2009 Brief description of the initiative: The problem of...

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The Island of Cres

Location of the initiative: CROATIA, Zagreb Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S6 - Create a suitable framework to enable local authorities and communities to take action for the benefit of their heritage and its management Time span of the initiative: 2008-ongoing Brief description of the...

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The Letters Project

Location of the initiative: The NETHERLANDS Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K11 - Explore heritage as a source of knowledge, inspiration and creativity Brief description of the initiative: This fascinating project was carried out by the Van Gogh Museum on the Van Gogh letters and it was...

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The Living Cabanyal Archive

Location of the initiative: SPAIN Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S6 - Create a suitable framework to enable local authorities and communities to take action for the benefit of their heritage and its management Brief description of the initiative: The Cabanyual area of Valencia finds...

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The mending-guild

Location of the initiative: NORWAY, Oslo Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D5 - Encourage the reuse of heritage and use of traditional knowledge and practice Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 2019 / End Date: On-going Motivation / Methodology The mending-guild (Fikselauget) is an...

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The Museum on Wheels

Location of the initiative: Warsaw (POLAND) Initiator Museum of the History of Polish Jews Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S1 - encourage the involvement of citizens and local authorities in capitalising on their everyday heritage Time span of the initiative: Start date: 2014 / End...

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The power of collaboration: church restoration involving state and community

Location of the initiative: LITHUANIA, Vilnius Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S10 - Facilitate and encourage (public and private) partnerships in cultural heritage promotion and conservation projects Time span of the initiative: Start Date: 10.08.2017 / End Date: On-going Motivation /...

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The project “Moj kažun – La mia casita”

Location of the initiative: CROATIA - City of Vodnjan-Dignano Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D7 - give consideration to heritage in sustainable tourism development policies Time span of the initiative: The project “Moj kažun – La mia casita” started in May 2007 and it takes place...

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The Rode Altarpiece in close-up – Niguliste Museum

Location of the initiative: ESTONIA, Tallinn Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K5 - Diversify training systems for heritage professionals Time span of the initiative: Start Date: September 2013 / End Date: September 2016 Motivation / Methodology The Art Museum of Estonia Niguliste Museum’s...

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The Rundling Association

Location of the initiative: GERMANY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S8 - Encourage heritage rehabilitation initiatives by local communities and authorities Brief description of the initiative: Rundling” is the name of a distinctive type of historical circular village in the Germanic /...

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The Westergasfabriek

Location of the initiative: The NETHERLANDS Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: D11 - Develop new management models to ensure that heritage benefits from the economic spinoffs that it generates Brief description of the initiative: The designers’ conception of a durable and simple renovation...

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The Western and Northern Territories Network

Location of the initiative: Wrocław, Olsztyn, Szczecin, Opole, Poznań (POLAND) Initiator Academic institution/national authorities Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K9 - Develop study and research programmes that reflect the needs of the heritage sector and share the findings Time span of...

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TISH Jewish Food Festival - 2nd edition

Location of the initiative: Warsaw (POLAND) Initiator Museum of the History of Polish Jews Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S3 - use heritage to assert and transmit the fundamental values of europe and european society Time span of the initiative: Start date: October 2019 / End date: end...

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Tous à l’Opéra - Journées Européennes de l’Opéra (Everyone to the opera, European Opera Days)

Location of the initiative: FRANCE and EUROPE Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K3 - Encourage creativity to capture the attention of the heritage audience Time span of the initiative: 1st weekend in May Brief description of the initiative: For more than four centuries opera has been a...

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Volunteering During the Socio-Educational “Daffodil Campaign”

Location of the initiative: Warsaw (POLAND) Initiator Museum of the History of Polish Jews Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K2 - implement measures to encourage young people to practise heritage Time span of the initiative: Start date: 19.04.2013 / End date: 19.04.2020 Motivation /...

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Volunteering for Heritage

Location of the initiative: POLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K10 - Encourage and support the development of networks Brief description of the initiative: "Voulunteering for Heritage" grant programme, run by National Heritage Board of Poland, within the frames of "National...

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We can’t go to the museum in person, but we can virtually

Location of the initiative: Cordoba (SPAIN) Initiator Community/citizens Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K1 - incorporate heritage education more effectively in school curricula Time span of the initiative: Start date: 20/01/2020 / End date: 30/04/2020 Motivation / Methodology During the...

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Wiki-inventory for Living Heritage

Location of the initiative: FINLAND Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S6 - Create a suitable framework to enable local authorities and communities to take action for the benefit of their heritage and its management Time span of the initiative: Wiki-inventory for Living Heritage is part of...

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Wonders of Venice: Virtual Online Treasures in St. Mark’s Area

Location of the initiative: ITALY Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - Make heritage more accessible Brief description of the initiative: The project uses multimedia tools that will allow viewers to see approximately 400 works of art. The online museum, translated into 10 languages,...

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“Cultural Heritage and the City” Massive Open Online Course

Location of the initiative: Florence (ITALY) Initiator Academic / scientific institution Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: K4 - Provide optimum training for non-professional players and for professionals from other sectors with a connection to heritage Time span of the initiative: Start...

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“Everything changes in time and all remain the same” - temporary & digital action and exhibition

Location of the initiative: Thessaloniki (GREECE) Initiator Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations: S2 - make heritage more accessible Time span of the initiative: Start date: April 2020 / End date: end of May 2020...

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