A new guidebook for community involvement in heritage management

“Heritage is only relevant, when it is relevant for the people”. The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), founded in 1993, gathers 280 cities hosting sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its aims are “to favor the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, to encourage co-operation and the exchange of information and expertise on […]

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Investigating the Participatory Governance of Culture. A project by Kultura Nova Foundation

      “Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions” is a two year project (from March 2016 to March 2018) implemented by Kultura Nova Foundation (Croatia) with the support of the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity. This multi-donor fund was created according to article 5 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and […]

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Cultural heritage as a commons, a new call by MIUR

A new call for projects connecting cultural heritage and society has been launched by MIUR, the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research, within the European Structural Funds framework, more precisely within the  National Operational Programme “Education” 2014-2020: “Avviso pubblico per il potenziamento dell’educazione al patrimonio culturale, artistico e paesaggistico”. 80 millions € are being […]

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Towards European recommendations for the participatory governance of cultural heritage

  Interview with Rosaria Mencarelli, Italian representative of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, in the OMC working group “Participatory governance of cultural heritage”, created within the Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018. Preliminary considerations with a view to the forthcoming final report publication.   In which context and with which objectives the European working group […]

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Trans Europe Halles, Sharing Culture & Communities

‘Culture and Sharing Communities’. This is the topic of the next Conference of Trans Europe Halles TEH, a Europe-based network of cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists, that will be held in Pula, Croatia from 25th to 28th May 2017. 4 days to discuss and exchange on the role and practices of independent cultural […]

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France, the first edition of “Printemps Citoyen”

From March 21 to April 5 France hosts the first edition of Printemps citoyen, a collaborative initiative gathering 1000 events like meetings, debates and workshops organized on the initiative of citizens and associations. Hosted in 500 informal locations like cafeterias, schools, co-working and association spaces, the events will be an opportunity to debate on different […]

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Heritage communities within the Faro Convention framework: the case of “Hotel du Nord”

  On 7th and 8th February 2017 Marseille hosted the seminar “Patrimoines et biens communs au regard des droits culturels”, organized within the framework of the “Chaniter Patrimoine(s) et bien(s) commun(s)”, a research-action site devoted to analyse, debate and exchange knowledge about the phenomenon of heritage communities, defined by the Faro Convention on the value […]

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The Fil Rouge of Culture

“…che la cultura, più che mai oggi, sia uno strumento irrinunciabile per scrivere il nostro futuro”[1]. It is becoming increasingly apparent that culture is an ever-present dimension in different debates, beyond the traditional artistic-cultural one: culture as a right, culture as wellbeing and welfare, culture as a commons, culture as a factor of social and […]

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Cooperatives, 8 feasibility studies for innovative projects

The Italian Ministry for Economic Development financed and published 8 feasibility studies related to “cooperative di comunità” (community cooperatives) in order to promote innovative projects and networks among cooperatives, enhancing a more innovative form of collaboration between public sector and cooperative system. The initiative is conducted within the national program of development and promotion of […]

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Digital cultural heritage for a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe

Digital cultural heritage for a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe The “intangible cultural heritage” means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted […]

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