Cultural Heritage in Action: Call for participants in peer learning visit to Krakow

Do you want to explore sustainable cultural heritage development in practice? Krakow is developing several initiatives through its municipal culture service and its Municipal Greenspace Authority, capitalising on the city’s natural and cultural heritage and landscapes. The visit includes a sneak peek into the pocket parks programme which aims to create small, friendly green areas to create urban bonds with natural spaces. These intimate green areas are located in local neighbourhoods’ forgotten spaces, revealing a sometimes-forgotten cultural heritage. 

During the visit we will also explore:

  • the Symbiosis ecological education centre: located in a historical building located in a park, redeveloped in an environmentally friendly way, the centre offers exhibitions and workshops to residents around nature, ecology and sustainable development. 
  • Villa Decius Institute for Culture (IKWD), a municipal cultural institution offering among other residences for artists, uses cultural heritage and culture for benefit of communities.

The visit will take place from 31 August to 2 September. The Cultural Heritage in Action project is covering for participants’ travel and stay in Krakow. The group of selected participants will be composed of representatives from European cities and regions from the EU 27 + UK, but is also open to local cultural heritage stakeholders and architects. 
During the peer-learning visit, you will be able to discuss successful local policies and projects, top tips, pitfalls and failures, as well as your own local experience, in a private and friendly expert environment. Selected participants will get useful information and ideas for improving or initiating local projects or transferring some of the presented practices. 
Selected applicants (24 per visit) will be informed by the end of June 2022.

You can apply by 6 June here.