CULTURAL HERITAGE IN ACTION: New interactive publication launched

Europa Nostra, together with the Consortium partners of the EU-funded project Cultural Heritage in Action, is proud to launch a new interactive publication entitled “Cultural Heritage in cities and regions: challenges and trends throughout Europe”. The online interactive publication gathers content from the first phase of the Cultural Heritage in Action project, the 32 case studies from our catalogue of good practices – many of which are winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards – and the 10 online peer learning visits hosted in 2021, which also included Award winners.


The publication is organised around the main challenges faced by European cities and regions, namely inequality and social exclusion, rapid urbanisation, changes in governance systems, or climate change. The Cultural Heritage in Action project proves that cultural heritage is key to solving these challenges as it encourages experimentation, stimulates participation and responsibility, and rewards collaboration among different sectors.

The publication demonstrates that European cities and regions are already making the most of cultural heritage to address these challenges and have found innovative, inspiring and impactful solutions that work on the ground.

The publication presents both these challenges and solutions in a comprehensive way, and includes:

  • Inspiration from 20 case studies that respond the outlined challenges;
  • Comprehension of current and future challenges affecting cultural heritage in cities and regions, such as climate change, digitalisation, and dissonant heritage; and how policy-makers can respond to them; and
  • Help to adapt with a series of Top Tips and 10 steps to sustainable local cultural heritage policies to facilitate policy strategies at local level.

We have also produced a video presenting the different interactive features of the publication, so that readers can easily find their way around it.

We hope you enjoy discovering the cultural heritage wonders across European cities and regions as much as we do!

As part of the project’s new set of activities, we will enrich our catalogue with 30 more good practices and will organise a set of peer-learning activities, including 5 onsite peer learning visits to take place between February and November 2022.

About the Cultural Heritage in Action project:
Cultural Heritage in Action is the EU peer-learning programme for local and regional policy-makers and practitioners to exchange knowledge and experience on cultural heritage. Cultural Heritage in Action is managed by a Consortium led by EUROCITIES with Europa Nostra, KEA, ERRIN and Architects’ Council of Europe. The project is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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