HIP Peer Review virtual workshop and expert session on sustainable cultural heritage in Amsterdam

On 6th May the fourth and last Peer Review meeting in the framework of the CLIC project will be on stage, with a completely different approach, not only because of the online format driven by the circumstances, but also due to its purpose. This time, the workshop, organized by ICLEI Europe, will focus on reflecting, together with the academic and city partners of the four pilot areas, about their local experiences during the HIP implementation process. Thus, the aim is to identify key messages and recommendations for other city leaders that may in the future embark on a local process to develop a Local Action Plan on Adaptive Reuse of Cultural Heritage similarly to the experience of CLIC cities/region. Lessons learned will be showcased in the City Leaders Guidebook for leveraging the potentials of Cultural Heritage in European Cities (Deliverable 5.2) to be issued by ICLEI, at the end of the CLIC project.

The following day, an expert session on sustainable cultural heritage will be hosted by Pakhuis de Zwijger who chose to change the approach of this HIP meeting with local stakeholders to encompass the consequences of the current crisis.As such the thorny question addressed is: how can the cultural heritage sector in Amsterdam maintain its sustainable and circular ambitions amidst the Covid-19 pandemic?  Thirteen cultural heritage sites in the city (including the Rijksmuseum, Artis Zoo, Paradiso, Westergas area and Concertgebouw) will meet online with nine expert organizations and policy makers to discuss current and next challenges on sustainable heritage. Stay tuned for more info!