The Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022 invites the European Commission to organise workshops in order to identify new sources of funding for cultural heritage and transferable best practices in order to promote its economic sustainability. Additionally, this topic has been highlighted in the special report on “EU investments in cultural sites: a topic that deserves more focus and coordination”, by the European Court of Auditors recommending that the European Commission “encourages the use of private funds to safeguard Europe’s cultural heritage”.
CLIC Participation at URBACT Resourceful Cities programme – City2City session on “Scaling up the local circular economy”
Antonia Gravagnuolo, CLIC Researcher from CNR IRISS, contributed to the City2City Session session “Scaling Up Local Circular Economy” organized by Resourceful Cities, an URBACT Action Planning Network of ten European cities focused on developing the next generation urban resource centres for the circular economy. The session focused on stressing the value of scaling up to get local circular economy practices out of a just piloting logic.
From 25th to 27th November, the CLIC Startup Competition took place as an online event marking the final step of an intensive work of the CLIC team to design and develop a capacity-building programme addressed to early-stage startups, informal teams and talented innovators working on a business idea for the adaptive reuse and enhancement of cultural heritage according to the circular economy model.
The “Circulair bouwen aan erfgoed: het unieke verhaal van erfgoed \ Circular heritage buildings: the unique story of heritage” was a debate and talkshow organized by Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam on November 24th, 2020. The aim of the program has been to discuss the opportunities and challenges in making heritage more sustainable and circular.
On 24th November 2020, CLIC project was presented at the Breakout session of the Digital Forum Urban Agenda for the EU “Culture and Cultural Heritage in Europe – strengthen – promote – develop”.
CLIC Participation to the seminars “Riuso del Moderno, 2. Rimini – Dismissione e riuso dei luoghi di culto”
The Rimini Province Order of Architects PPC organised a major event dedicated to the Reuse of the Modern with seminars scheduled between 14 November and 12 December 2020, with the aim of stimulating and raising awareness of the culture of recovering the architectural heritage to initiate shared and participatory transformation processes within communities.
European Regional Climate Heritage Forum – Putting Cultural Heritage at the Centre of the European Green Deal: A Preview of the European Heritage Green Paper
Climate change is one of the most significant threats to people and their cultural heritage worldwide. The European Green Deal (EGD) is one of the planet’s most ambitious plans to tackle it, which is why cultural heritage needs the EGD to succeed. Cultural heritage offers immense potential to drive climate action and support a just transition to a low carbon, climate resilient future, which is why the European Green Deal needs cultural heritage to succeed.
CLIC participation at 35th Breakfast@Sustainability’s on Cultural and Natural Heritage for regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3)
On 17 November 2020, ICLEI Europe hosted the 35th Breakfast at Sustainability’s, focusing on Cultural & Natural Heritage for regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3). The online event was organised in the context of RURITAGE, a Horizon2020 project that turns rural areas into laboratories to demonstrate Cultural & Natural Heritage as an engine of regeneration.
Participation of CLIC Project at UN-HABITAT World Cities Day Cities for all: the ecological and human-centred development strategy of metropolitan cities. The circular city model in the COVID-19 context
The challenge of climate change, due to its huge impacts at the environmental, social and economic level, is the most important issue of our time, that can be successfully addressed through the circular economy model, which represents the way towards a Better Urban Future, more inclusive and more ecologically sustainable.
The last week of October 2020, the H2020 project ROCK held its Final Conference, organised by ICLEI Europe, in cooperation with the City of Bologna and the University of Bologna. The Open Knowledge Week “Cultural Heritage Leading Urban Futures” gathered city officers, policy-makers, urban researchers, cultural actors and civic changemakers for a programme reflecting on can cultural heritage be the driving force behind urban sustainability.