Cultural Heritage in Action: call for good practices & peer learning visit in Leeds
With its second phase in full swing, the peer learning programme Cultural Heritage in Action now offers opportunities for regional and local public administrations and their representatives to take part in the call for good practices and apply to participate in a peer learning visit in Leeds. ERRIN is one of the programme's partners.
The call for good practices, which is currently open for submissions until 30 April 2022, aims at collecting innovative and inspiring practices on the topics of:
Recovery and resilience through cultural heritage in a post-pandemic world
Cultural heritage for local sustainable development
Governance and financing: new roles for local and regional authorities.
Representatives of regions, cities and rural areas in the EU and the UK are invited to participate in the call to highlight their public administrations’ work in cultural heritage. In some cases, the questionnaire can be filled in “on behalf of” a regional/local administration, for example by a university, an architect, or a local/regional stakeholder; a written endorsement by a representative of the regional/local administration at the origin of the practice should then be provided.
About 30 best practices will be selected for publication and promotion through the Cultural Heritage in Action programme throughout Europe and beyond. The practices will be chosen for their strategic vision, relation to EU strategic documents, impacts and results, potential for replication and thematic balance.
Read more about the call for good practices and find the submission form here.
The peer learning visit in Leeds is planned to take place in May 2022. Anyone working on culture and cultural heritage for a regional, city or rural administration from the EU and the UK can apply to take part in the visit by 25 March 2022. Other eligible participants include representatives of civil society organisations, cultural initiatives or projects, and national administrations in charge of culture and cultural heritage.
The visit in Leeds will be dedicated to the topic of recovery and resilience through cultural heritage in a post-pandemic world. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how the Leeds museums and galleries’ services have made innovative use of digital media to maintain and develop contacts with communities, schools and social media audiences throughout the pandemic. It will also be showcased how this has provided a foundation for more recent work to support recovery.
In addition, participants will discuss challenges and barriers encountered along the way and how they were overcome. The visit will provide an intimate and trusting setting to discuss pitfalls and failures, provide feedback and constructive criticism and build solutions together. Selected participants will get useful information and ideas for improving their existing local projects, initiating new ones or transferring some of the presented practices.
Learn more about the peer learning visit in Leeds, rules for applying and find the application form here.