The cooperation project Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (CHCFE) resulted in a comprehensive Report of nearly 300 pages that demonstrates the multiple benefits of heritage for Europe’s economy, society, culture and the environment, and presents policy recommendations on how to tap into heritage’s full potential.

The CHCFE project was carried out between July 2013 and June 2015 with the support of the EU Culture programme. It was coordinated by Europa Nostra through a Steering Group composed of all project partners: ENCATC (The European Network on Cultural Management and Policy), Europa Nostra, Heritage Europe (The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions), The Heritage Alliance from England 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.

Full Report

Executive Summary & Strategic Recommendations

Since its publication in June 2015, the Report has been widely recognised as a key study on the impact of cultural heritage, most recently in the European Commission’s proposal to organise a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.

Europa Nostra has engaged in an active dissemination strategy of the project’s outcomes and has so far enabled the translation of the CHCFE Executive Summary & Strategic Recommendations into 9 languages. If you would like to help us spreading the message by translating it into another language, our Brussels office would be delighted to hear from you. Please e-mail us at

For detailed information about the CHCFE project, partners and outcomes, please visit the CHCFE blog.

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The Executive Summary is available in 14 languages

Dutch | English | Finnish | French | German | Hungarian | Italian | Norwegian | Polish | Romanian | Spanish | Serbian | Turkish | Ukrainian


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