Dates for your Diary:
3-6 February 2015. Leuven, Belgium. “Heritage Counts” - International Conference on the economic, social environmental and cultural impact of immovable heritage. The annual Thematic Week of the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) will be held at Kasteelpark Arenberg from 3 to 6 February 2015 and will be dealing with the economic, social, environmental and cultural impact of immovable heritage.
6-8 May 2015, Riga Latvia - URBACT City Festival. The URBACT City Festival will present cutting edge content on urban development, create links with the urban agendas in Europe and the globe and provide the opportunity to meet over 400 peers in the field. Celebrating the results of URBACT II, the networks created and the knowledge produced, the festival will set the scene for URBACT III.
To find out more click WebLink and go to events.
29 April – 2 May 2015, Mahon Menorca, Spain. Second International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: People and Communities.
10-14 June Oslo European Heritage Congress 2015 The 2015 congress will incorporate the European Heritage awards ceremony which will take place on 11 June in Oslo City Hall internationally renowned for hosting the Nobel prize ceremony. One of the main events of the congress will be the presentation of the conclusions of the cooperation project “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe”
Heritage Europe has given its support for both projects and if the bids are successful will be a co-organiser partner of the project conference programme.
Public hearing - 'An integrated approach to cultural heritage in Europe: state of play and perspectives' The Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament held a public hearing in Brussels on the morning of 2 December 2014. Parliamentarians, members of other European institutions, and experts and representatives from the cultural and heritage fields, including delegates from European Heritage Alliance 3.3 member organisations Europa Nostra and Future for Religious Heritage, attended the event.
Photo: Europa Nostra
Romanian Association of Historic Towns (ALZIAR) celebrates its 10th anniversary
PROJECTS - Update
SHUC- “A Sustainable Future for the Historic Urban Core” a JPI - JHEP JOINT PILOT TRANSNATIONAL CALL for Joint Research Projects on Cultural Heritage.
The project held its first workshop and seminar on the 6th November 2014 in Newcastle, UK.
As part of the workshop presentations were given by project partners from Newcastle, Delft and Dublin on the issues in their countries preceded by a strategic overview on current challenges facing the governance and future use of historic urban centres. Presentations identified key issues in the UK, Belgium and Ireland along with supporting case studies as well as case studies from each of the project’s English partners.
Read the full project proposal here
LIFE+PERHT: Launched in October 2012 and running until September 2015, the LIFE+ PERHT project involves a co-operation between local authorities (Municipality of Treviso), transport service providers (ACTT Treviso) and engineering and research companies (MemEx - Livorno, Softeco Sismat - Genova).
The project was recently showcased at the 3rd edition of the “Smart City” exhibition held in Bologna, Italy 21-22 October 2014 and also during Smart Mobility World’s 2014 Edition, held in November at the Lingotto Congress Centre Turin, Italy organized by ClickutilityTeam, GL events Italia-Lingotto Fiere and Innovability, with the support of Turin Chamber of Commerce. The statistics show the great success of the event with over 3.500 transport professionals attending.
Lastly the ninth PERHT project meeting was held in Treviso on November 20th, 2014.
Visit WebLink for updates and latest news.
The HISTCAPE project’s final Open Conference took place at the Podsreda Castle, Slovenia on 16th September 2014 hosted by project partner the University of Ljubljana
The medieval castle of Podsreda
This international open event served as a conclusion to the project, but the HISTCAPE project does not finish here, it goes further. The title of the conference “The Legacy of the HISTCAPE Project” gives an indication of the commitment to build on the project and its findings in disseminating and sharing the good practice identified over the course of the project life.
Workshop “Sustainable Management Solutions / Sustainable Transport Solutions”
Dubrovnik 11-12 September 2014
The 2 day workshop, hosted by the city of Dubrovnik and co-organised by the Croatian Association of Historic Towns and Heritage Europe with the support of partners “Adriatic IPA”, project “Ex. PO AUS” and projects ENCLOSE and LIFE+ PERHT, was held in the World Heritage City of Dubrovnik 11-12 September 2014. The workshops began with a press conference hosted and chaired by the Mayor of Dubrovnik Dr Andro Vlahusic with introductions from the speakers’ panel - Brian Smith Secretary General Heritage Europe, Giorgio Ambrosino project leader ENCLOSE, Jean-Michel Galley ANVPAH French National Association of Historic Towns, Christian Andexer Architect World Heritage
Opening press conference
Day 1 workshop “Sustainable Management Solutions” looked at issues facing historic towns and cities and in particular World Heritage cities and the development of sustainable management plans. Presentations and case studies on a wide range of topics relating to good practice in heritage management – from heritage impact assessments to best practice in sustainable energy governance, community involvement in development policies and the new opportunities opening up at the European level for historic cities to demonstrate and deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Day 2 workshop “Sustainable Transport Solutions – How to improve Energy Efficiency and Air Quality in Historic City Centres”. Case study presentations were given by ENCLOSE and PERHT project partners showcasing the respective projects’ findings. Presentations from Croatian representatives and from the city of La Rochelle, France showed both the Croatian and French experience in developing sustainable transport plans.
Croatian delegates and ENCLOSE / PERHT project partners
List of presentations:
ENCLOSE PROJECT FINAL CONFERENCE
Olav Luyckx project officer from the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises addresses conference delegates
The Final ENCLOSE International Conference was held on the 22nd of October 2014, in Brussels (Belgium).The event, hosted by the Permanent representation of Spain to the European Union, was a great success due to the high number of participants from all over Europe.
A dedicated poster session organised at the start of the conference offered a good networking opportunity for delegates and an introduction to the ENCLOSE project’s activities.
The purpose of the event was to network and disseminate results of the 9 small and medium-sized European cities of the ENCLOSE project and to share other’s experiences on sustainable city logistics within Europe. The workshop/conference discussed common issues, challenges and results with a number of European stakeholders and Municipalities.
The ENCLOSE project has been very successful in showing how small to mid-size historic towns can effectively address key issues in city logistics and in the new year newsletter we will be outlining the findings of the project.
For further information visit the project website: WebLink