28/03/2019 - 09:45

ESPON Workshop - Understanding the economic impact of cultural heritage: Better investments through improved evidence collection

  • 28/03/2019 - 09:45
ESPON is organising a unique workshop on 'Understanding the economic impact of cultural heritage: Better investments through improved evidence collection' in Cyprus on 28 March, 2019.  Outline The workshop will bridge the subjects of cultural heritage, economic impact and funding, focusing mainly on built cultural heritage. Capitalising on European strategic efforts to assimilate economic reasoning into the cultural heritage debates and vice versa, the workshop is designed to create a discussion framework that recognises the economic impact of cultural heritage investments, is able to measure this impact and hence to demonstrate the leverage effects and return on investment towards funding programmes and financial institutions. To support these discussions, ESPON will introduce latest evidence and methodologies to measure the economic impact of built cultural heritage, supporting these with case studies. The workshop brings together delegates from several EU Member States, who seek to strategically position cultural heritage on the national agendas. It puts a strategic focus on the next trios of the EU Presidencies. In addition, the workshop will involve officials from the Council of Europe as well as the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Education and Culture and Regional and Urban Policy. The delegates will be invited to share their current national agendas and future visions as well as to exchange about the role of evidence-based investments in cultural heritage. Targeted audience The workshop welcomes all types of stakeholders involved directly in heritage initiatives or benefit from cultural heritage spill-over effects in other sectors as well as potential beneficiaries of EU funds aimed at built cultural heritage projects. This workshop will be of interest to local, regional and national public officials in charge of cultural heritage policy, built heritage conservation and cultural tourism in Southern Europe. The event will also be of interest of officials and organisations associated with cultural heritage such as UNESCO, Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage, CDCPP members, Europa Nostra, ENCATC - European Network on Cultural Management and Policy and Interpret Europe. The workshop will also be of interest to actors interested in spatial planning and cultural heritage as well as those with an interest in tourism and cultural heritage. Please register here Kindly note that this event takes place in Nicosia, Cyprus ERRIN is part of the ESPON TNO 2016-2019