- Strategic Framework
- Cultural & creative industries
- Culture sector support
- Audiovisual sector support
- International cooperation
- New Narrative for Europe
One of the aims of the European Year is to integrate cultural heritage into environmental, architectural and planning policies. This initiative will promote the transformation of Europe’s industrial, religious and military heritage for new uses. Through smart restoration and adaptive reuse, old buildings and sites can be given new leases of life to bring economic and social dynamism to cities and regions.
Local/regional authorities and communities, heritage professionals and architects.
The initiative has three main components:
EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICE
The initiative will showcase examples of where industrial, religious and military heritage has been successfully reused. Creative Europe-funded networks will organise conferences to share experiences and discuss challenges.
During the European Cultural Heritage Summit, to be held in June in Berlin, the European Commission will organise a workshop on adaptive reuse and highlight best practices from EU Prizes for Cultural Heritage (Europa Nostra) and Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Foundation).
• 9 March 2018
The European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) will launch Work it out!, a pan-European dance performance in industrial heritage sites. E-Faith will run a cross-border twinning campaign between associations while the Torch Initiative run by Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) will collect personal stories related to religious heritage throughout Europe.
• 8 January 2018
URBAN/RURAL REGENERATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The findings of EU regional or research projects will be used to promote the positive impact that adaptive reuse can have on the revival of neighbourhoods. Environmental issues will also be addressed, and local and regional decision-makers will be involved in discussions.
• May 2018
• Commission services dealing with culture, regional development, research and innovation
• Urban Group of the European Parliament, European Committee of Regions; Eurocities
• ICOMOS Committees: IcoFort (on military heritage), PRERICO (on places of religion and rituals)
• Creative Europe networks: European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), Future for Religious Heritage (FRH), Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)
• EU Prizes for Cultural Heritage (organiser: Europa Nostra) and Contemporary Architecture (organiser: Foundation Mies van der Rohe)
• EFFORTS (European Federation of Fortified Sites); E-Faith (European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage)