Riches Policy Seminar on Cultural Heritage in Brussels

The seminar, “New Horizons for Cultural Heritage – Recalibrating relationships: bringing cultural heritage and people together in a changing Europe”, is organised by the RICHES project (Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society) in cooperation with the European Commission. This is the second in a series of seminars aimed at discussing how RICHES can provide evidence-based insights to support cultural heritage policymaking in Europe. The main objective of the Seminar is to produce ‘joined-up’ policy recommendations to be used in the definition of the H2020 work programme for 2018-2020.

The seminar will include political updates by representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission, the presentation of policy recommendations from the RICHES project and a Round Table discussion involving major stakeholders.
The programme will offer to participants the opportunity to challenge institutional points of view with some practical results of the research conducted by RICHES, with particular regard to the following themes:

  • The use of craft skills in new contexts.
  • Community-led developments: food and cultural heritage in the urban age – the role of local food movements.
  • European identity, belonging and the role for digital cultural heritage: structures for social and territorial cohesion and minority communities.
  • Economics of culture: fiscal and economic issues in the digital age.
  • Institutional changes: exploring the status of digital heritage mediated by memory institutions.

The Seminar will take place in Brussels on May 23, 2016, and will be hosted at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA).

Participation in the seminar is free of charge but places are limited. Please visit to register before April 30, 2016.