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  • European Heritage Hub: Connecting Heritage Across Europe

    This podcast episode provides a in-depth look at the European Heritage Hub, one of the largest cultural heritage-driven projects across Europe to support the green, social and digital transformation of our society. It features 9 prominent voices across the heritage world, who highlight the intrinsic connection between climate justice and cultural heritage. The episode transports listeners back to Venice, where the Hub held its first public Forum titled ‘Reimagining the Anthropocene: Putting Culture and Heritage at the Heart of Climate Action’. Against the captivating backdrop of water splashing against the

    Climate protection in museums

    The guidelines, published by the NEMO Working Group Sustainability and Climate Action, aims at empowering museums to participate actively in the pressing global issues of climate change and sustainability. It includes a convenient checklist and provides concrete solutions, from initiating climate impact assessments to integrating sustainability into working mechanisms and educating on climate change. These guidelines support museums to make an active contribution to climate and environmental protection at all levels of museums as well as to inspire action towards the sustainable development of society. This guide is structured to

    Communication and Collaboration in Museums and Heritage Sites

    This comprehensive handbook, designed as a resource for professionals, addresses the critical issues surrounding communication and collaboration within the cultural heritage sector. Outlining key definitions, challenges, and opportunities, the handbook recommends fostering sustainable partnerships, digitalization, and continuous professional development in this dynamic sector. The handbook offers an insightful and practical guide to address the key issues in the cultural heritage sector. Through the adoption of the guidelines provided, professionals and stakeholders have the opportunity to fortify the sector’s resilience, safeguard cultural heritage, and elevate the visitors’ experience, securing thus a

    Holistic Heritage Podcasts: Inside the Innovation Manor

    ‘Holistic Heritage’ brings conversations, opinions and thoughts on heritage from Central and Eastern Europe. Join Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow, and John Beauchamp from Free Range Productions as they interview heritage leaders and discover the most inspiring projects from across the region. What can civil society do for heritage? Basically there is no limit. In this episode we speak to Natalia Gnoińska, president of Fundacja 8Marca, who has initiated a concept of the Innovation Manor in Rokietnica, south-east Poland. The Innovation Manor addresses

    Museums, Climate and Politics: 7 suggestions

    The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) offers the following 7 suggestions to help museums advocate their potential in contributing to the sustainable transition of Europe. These suggestions are based on national (EU) and local climate and sustainability policies presented in NEMO’s recent report: Museums, Climate and Politics: Taking political action in the sustainable transition. This document explores the vital link between heritage and sustainability, focusing on the role of museums in driving sustainable transitions within European communities. It provides practical guidance and strategic recommendations for museum professionals and enthusiasts

    Estratégia Nacional de Longo Prazo para o Combate à Pobreza Energética 2023-2050 (ELPPE)

    The National Long-Term Strategy for Combating Energy Poverty 2023-2050 (ELPPE) aims to eradicate energy poverty in Portugal by 2050, safeguarding vulnerable consumers and integrating them into energy-efficient services. The strategy aligns with the EU Directive on Energy Efficiency, defining energy poverty as the lack of access to essential energy services. It is guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 7 on renewable and accessible energy, Goal 1 on poverty eradication, and Goal 13 on climate action. The ELPPE outlines four strategic intervention axes: promoting housing energy and environmental

    Holistic Heritage Podcasts: Industrial heritage for post-industrial times

    ‘Holistic Heritage’ brings conversations, opinions and thoughts on heritage from Central and Eastern Europe. Join Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow, and John Beauchamp from Free Range Productions as they interview heritage leaders and discover the most inspiring projects from across the region. In this episode we take a look at industrial heritage and why we should love old factory buildings instead of tear them down. What is being done to promote industrial heritage, and what has to be done to preserve industrial heritage

    Be.CULTOUR Guidebook: beyond cultural tourism

    Step into the world of circular cultural tourism with this engaging guidebook. Designed for professionals and enthusiasts passionate about European heritage, it offers a fresh perspective on sustainable tourism practices. Through captivating stories, practical examples, and insightful recommendations, this guidebook showcases the transformative potential of circular and innovative approaches in tourism. From theoretical frameworks to real-life case studies, it provides a concise but comprehensive overview of circular cultural tourism, inspiring stakeholders to rethink traditional tourism models. Discover how the Be.CULTOUR project is pioneering innovative strategies for heritage-led and culture-led regional

    Europa Nostra at 60: The Future

    60 years ago, on 29 November 1963, Europa Nostra was founded at the Council of Europe premises in Paris. Starting out with 11 founding members, it has become the largest civil society network dedicated to cultural heritage in Europe. Today, it gives voice to over 300 organisations from across Europe and beyond. At this occasion Europa Nostra produced a series of podcasts presenting its history, current projects and plans for the future. Europa Nostra is constantly exploring new fields and topics that need special attention in the area of heritage

    Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Heritage

    This major report holds a number of firsts for the sector. It is the first ever to explore both intangible and tangible cultural heritage linked to climate change. The document covers an unparalleled range and breadth of research, and includes hazard diagrams and trends analysis which will help to support our heritage and climate work going forward. The intention is to provide information on the current state of knowledge on the climate change and cultural heritage nexus, more specifically on trends in academic research (peer reviewed publications) and the main

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