Hungarian edition of Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe published

On 21 November, the Hungarian edition of the Executive Summary of the ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ (CHCFE) Report was released. This edition was produced by Miklós Rácz from the Association for Historic Building Conservation, in cooperation with Dr. Tamás Fejérdy, President of ICOMOS Hungarian National Committee, and Barbara Fogarasi, International Relations and World Heritage Affairs Agent at the National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management in Hungary.

Along with the Hungarian edition, the Executive Summary is now available in 11 languages (Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian and Spanish).

The ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ Report, with its Executive Summary & Strategic Recommendations, demonstrates the multiple benefits of heritage for Europe’s economy, society, culture and environment. This comprehensive Report has been widely recognised as a key study on the impact of cultural heritage, including in the European Commission’s proposal to organise a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.

The CHCFE cooperation project was a two-year project funded by the EU Culture programme (2007-2013). It was coordinated by Europa Nostra through a Steering Group composed of all project partners: ENCATC (The European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education), Heritage Europe (The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions), The Heritage Alliance from England (UK), as well as The International Cultural Centre, Krakow (Poland) and The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation at the University of Leuven (Belgium), which were responsible for conducting the EU-wide survey and analysis of existing research and case studies on cultural heritage impact assessment.

The final results of the CHCFE project were presented in June 2015 in Olso, Norway, during the European Heritage Congress organised by Europa Nostra.

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