Citizens involve individually or collectively in projects, from simple awareness-raising to active participation. They can collaborate with local authorities and associations in processes to identify, interpret, study and promote the heritage.

 Recommended courses of action for S1

  • Organise discovery visits run by local inhabitants and heritage professionals: to neighbourhoods, villages, towns, craft workshops, museums, libraries, etc.
  • Encourage demonstrations by local craftworkers to discover and promote local skills and know-how
  • Organise events incorporating aspects of the vernacular heritage (bakers’ ovens, oil mills, steam engines, local museums, music, dance, legends, traditions, etc.)
  • Sound out social demand to identify people’s expectations, interests, likes and dislikes (young people, pensioners, newcomers, etc.)
  • Increase awareness of digital tools for heritage promotion and sharing
  • Introduce a publications policy: booklets, brochures, scientific works
  • Produce audiovisual and digital programmes involving the population: television and radio programmes, sharing of projects online or competitions (press, etc.) to encourage active citizen participation
  • Develop participatory heritage identification projects and development projects incorporating heritage

 Good practices for S1