Current Projects

ENCLOSE – Under the IEE ( Intelligent Energy Europe) programme this project looks at energy efficient transport and logistics in medium sized historic towns.

Targeted actions are proposed to increase the energy efficiency of freight distribution in historic urban areas.


We are inviting historic towns who are interested in the project to join a special group of non partner cities. An initial step is to complete the survey questionnaire linked below and return to us.

Survey Questionnaire: pdf print version • pdf fillable form version

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PERHT –this project comes under the LIFE + 2011 programme “Environmental Policy and Governance”. Aimed at small to medium sized historic towns it aims to look at issues related to transport (people and goods) and mobility in their historic urban centres.

Heritage Europe has been invited to be a partner in this European project which has recently been approved for EU funding. The project "kick off" meeting was held in Treviso Italy on the 22nd October 2012.

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CHCFECultural Heritage Counts for Europe. The project aims to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage and present policy recommendations for tapping into the full potential of heritage. This cooperation project brings together 6 organisations representing 4 different countries (Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom). Through the extensive European networks of all partners, and in particular through the close involvement of the policy grouping “European Heritage Alliance 3.3.” with its 29 participating European or international networks active in the field of heritage, the project will mobilise participation from all over Europe and thereby take on a truly pan-European scope. The project’s work will result in a European mapping of both qualitative and quantitative evidence-based research carried out at the European, national, regional, local and/or sectoral levels.

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HISTCAPE "HISTorical assets and related landsCAPE"– An Interreg IVC project focussing on small historic towns in dispersed rural areas and the preservation of rural historic assets.

Heritage Europe is one of 12 partners in this project representing 12 regions spread over 11 EU countries. The geographical spread will enable the project to address shared problems at local, regional, national and European levels.

HISTCAPE aims to arrest the decline of historical assets in rural areas. It plans to do this by developing sustainable management solutions to help responsible bodies develop a more dynamic view of cultural heritage assets in rural areas.

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HerO "Heritage as Opportunity"

The theme of this project funded by URBACT is to develop integrated sustainable management strategies for historic urban landscapes and innovative good practice to facilitate the right balance between preserving cultural heritage and strengthening the competiveness of historic urban landscapes. Heritage Europe (EAHTR) was a partner in this project led by Regensburg, a World Heritage City in southern Germany, with 9 other heritage cities: Graz, Austria; Naples, Italy; Vilnius. Lithuania; Sighisoara, Romania; Liverpool, UK; Lublin, Poland; Poitiers, France; Valencia, Spain and Valletta, Malta.

The final conference of this URBACT II Fast Track project was held in Regensburg 13 – 14 April 2011. More than 80 participants from over 10 European countries took part in the event hosted by the lead partner city of Regensburg.

Project documents and further information now available to download from the HerO Project  website under “Our Outputs” – Strategy Paper, Guide book, Good Practice compilation, Policy Recommendations, HerO Flagship Projects, and Partner Local Action Plans.

Printed versions of all documents are available – contact via e-mail to


'PORTICO' is an international cooperation project between the cities of Chester (UK), Gent (BE), Köln (DE), Utrecht (NL) and the Initiatief Domplein foundation in Utrecht. It aims to look at the partner cities' archaeological heritage by developing new methods, techniques and ways of thinking about urban development – above and below ground. The project is supported by the INTERREG IVB program.

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V-MUST (Virtual Museum Transnational Network)

The V-Must network enables heritage professionals to connect, collaborate and advance the development and use of virtual museums. The project is part funded under the EU Seventh framework Programme FP7.

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Past Projects

INHERIT - Final Report

EPOCH - Research Agenda - Full Report





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