Inclusive models for re-use of heritage sites
OpenHeritage promotes the re-use of neglected, non-touristic heritage sites by building heritage communities around them. The project creates sustainable financing, business and governance models to support maintenance of the sites. These models involve new ways of community involvement, emphasize resource integration and embed the re-use in a broader territorial scale.
To achieve this, the project follows three steps. First, it surveys current policies of heritage management. Second, it analyses good practices on a local level, encompassing 16 cases from around Europe. And finally, it tests new ideas and methods in six experimental sites where it works in close cooperation with various stakeholders. For each site, an online platform is created to facilitate dialogue between policy makers, residents, local entrepreneurs and the interested public. This framework will allow them to maintain the site and to think about its future. The project's aim is to make these ties resilient and enduring beyond the scope of Open Heritage.
Open Heritage is a 4-year research and innovative action, starting in June 2018 and funded by the European Union’s H2020 programme.
Participating organisations: Metropolitan Research Institute, Eutropian, Universiteit Gent, Newcastle University, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Oddział Warszawski Stowarzyszenia Architektów, ICLEI, Eurodite, Stiftung trias, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, LUISS Libera Universita Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Platoniq Sistema Cultural, Central European University, Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust