What is CHA about?
Across the European Union, culture and cultural heritage constitute important assets for regional competitiveness and social cohesion, while shaping identities of cities and regions as well as affecting citizens’ well-being and quality of life. Peer learning for regional and city-level policymakers to promote knowledge transfer in the field of cultural heritage is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage adopted at the end of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
Our consortium (EUROCITIES, KEA, ERRIN, Europa Nostra and Architects Council of Europe) has recently been selected by the European Commission to lead ‘Cultural heritage in action – Sharing solutions in European cities and regions’, a peer-learning project funded under the Creative Europe programme and running from January 2020 until April 2021.
Ultimately, the project shall empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage offers and develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES?
We are looking for 30 local practices that are innovative, inspiring for other cities and regions and have a real impact on the ground.
The call for good practices is now closed. We are currently going through the selection process of those practices which will be featured in the catalogue.
During the next 16 months we will:
- Prepare a catalogue of 30 good practices
- Organise 12 themed peer-learning visits in cities/regions, involving the participation of representatives from cities, regions and stakeholders (to be defined, considering the pandemic).
- Widely disseminated the project findings