OpenHeritage Dialogues

The OpenHeritage Dialogues is a series of three interactive workshops focusing on key aspects of adaptive heritage reuse while sharing and discussing OpenHeritage results with relevant stakeholders and multipliers.

The 2nd OH Dialogue

“Sharing and Caring: Partnerships for Adaptive Heritage Reuse”

12 November 2020 | zoom
13 November 2020 | local online event in Hungarian

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The adaptive reuse of historical buildings represents an opportunity and, at the same time, also a challenge, especially when we talk about community-led reuse processes. When various stakeholders are involved, such as NGOs, local communities, different public bodies, private investors, and heritage professionals, it is not that easy to reach consensus or even regulate the decision-making process. At the same time, community-led reuse of heritage spaces can potentially bring many benefits to cities. These spaces can become central places of community organization and cultural exchange, crucial when working towards social cohesion and integration, enriching the welfare services provided by public authorities.

So how can municipalities work together with civic initiatives in supporting the community-led reuse of heritage spaces? How can built heritage be an asset for the cities, and how can public-private-people partnerships benefit heritage? What is the potential of historical buildings to be more than just monuments to preserve? The discussion of the second OpenHeritage Dialogue will explore these questions in various policy environments across Europe, in small towns as well as in big cities, focusing on good practices of establishing partnerships, and strategies to overcome challenges.

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The 3rd OH Dialogue “Adaptive heritage reuse: Financing and business models (tbc)”

Spring 2021 | Berlin (tbc)

Past Dialogues

The 1st OH Dialogue “Adaptive heritage reuse: Policy contexts across Europe”

22 September 2020 | online

The OpenHeritage project kicked-off its first Dialogue by reflecting on current adaptive heritage reuse policies in Europe.

Adaptive heritage reuse is becoming more and more popular, it has emerged as a policy aim in several national policy frameworks and in EU governance. OpenHeritage has investigated and mapped heritage reuse policies and governance frameworks in fifteen countries across Europe, to understand how different contexts can support or impede adaptive heritage reuse.

So what are the good practices and supportive measures? Which barriers and bottlenecks have been identified? What conditions are essential to facilitate adaptive heritage reuse? And eventually, what are the heritage reuse-related trends on the European level and how can the EU better support heritage reuse policies in the future?

Our panellists from OpenHeritage, CLIC and RURITAGE projects, as well as the European Commission have discussed these and many other questions together with all participants of this interactive workshop. Interested? You will be able to watch the Dialogue’s recording soon – check out this section for a link to the recording.