Objective #1

To synthesize existing knowledge on best practices of cultural heritage adaptive reuse making it accessible to researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and civil society organizations, also through direct dialogue with their promoters

Objective #2

To provide a holistic ex-post evaluation of the economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of cultural heritage adaptive reuse, stressing on the importance of appropriate conservation and maintenance approaches able to highlight the integrity and authenticity of heritage

Objective #3

To provide EU-wide participated policy guidelines to overcome existing cultural, social, economic, institutional, legal, regulatory and administrative barriers and bottlenecks for cultural heritage systemic adaptive reuse

Objective #4

To develop and test innovative governance models and a set of evidence-based, participative, usable, scalable and replicable decision support evaluation tools to improve policy and management options/choices on cultural heritage systemic adaptive reuse, in the perspective of the circular economy

Objective #5

To analyse hybrid financing and business models that promote circularity through shared value creation, and assess their feasibility, bankability and robustness for cultural heritage adaptive reuse

Objective #6

To validate the CLIC circular financing, business and governance practical tools in 4 European cities/territories representative of different geographic, historic, cultural and political contexts

Objective #7

To contribute to operationalise the management change of the cultural landscape also by implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape

Objective #8

To re-connect fragmented landscapes, through functions, infrastructures, visual relations at macro and micro scale

Objective #9

To design and implement a stakeholders-oriented Knowledge and Information Hub to make tools and information accessible, useful and usable and test them with policy-makers, entrepreneurs, investment funds and civil society organizations

Objective #10

To contribute to the creation of new jobs and skills in the circular economy through cultural heritage adaptive reuse

Objective #11

To contribute to the monitoring and implementation of SDGs and the New Urban Agenda

All partners have wide experience in developing and testing CLIC proposed tools, ensuring the effective and time-constrained achievement of all the above-mentioned specific goals. The integration of sectorial knowledge, tools and methods will be achieved through a trans-disciplinary approach promoting partners and stakeholders’ cooperation, co-creation of knowledge and co-delivery of outcomes.

Expected impacts of the project


  1. Validation of integrated approaches and strategies for cultural heritage adaptive reuse, comprising innovative finance with high leverage capacity, business models and institutional and governance arrangements that foster multi-stakeholder involvement, citizens and communities’ engagement and empowerment;
  2. New investments and market opportunities in adaptive reuse of cultural heritage, also stimulating the creation of start-ups;
  3. An enabling context for the development and wide deployment of new technologies, techniques and expertise enhancing industrial competitiveness and contributing to economic growth, new skills and jobs;
  4. Innovative adaptive reuse models that are culturally, socially and economically inclusive;
  5. Contribution to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Goals 1, 15, 11 particularly) and the United Nations New Urban Agenda.