The CLIC Final Conference is just behind the corner. Register now and save the date next 22-23 September

The Horizon 2020 project CLIC “Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural heritage adaptive reuse” will be concluded at the end of September and the whole research team is supercharged to tackle these last weeks of hard work with great ideas!

To take stock both of the work done and the results achieved since December 2017, the final conference of the project will be held next 22-23 September 2021. The event will be online so you can easily join it!

After more than three years of activity, the CLIC team, coordinated by Prof. Luigi Fusco Girard, will present the “human-centred” circular city/region model centred on the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage, able to promote memoryidentitycollaboration and participation, in a society threatened by individualism, inequality and fragmentation. The cultural contribution of the CLIC project is based on the paradigm shift from “I” to “us”, where circularity does not only concern material resources but also immaterial resources, promoting a “new humanism” through cultural heritage. In this perspective, the project contributes to the European Recovery and Resilience strategies, including the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus.

Join the CLIC Final Conference to discover how the circular economy model can be applied to cultural heritage adaptive reuse, co-generating multiple benefits for cities and regions with local communities, and co-creating new meanings of heritage places, enhancing wellbeing, ecosystems and human health.

The event will be held in two days, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the first morning, after the introduction to the CLIC framework for circular human-centred adaptive reuse of cultural heritage presented by the project coordinator Prof. Luigi Fusco Girard, the main topics will be:

  • Innovative circular governance models and action plans for cultural heritage adaptive reuse;
  • Tools for circular governance: impacts assessment for cultural heritage adaptive reuse.

Many researchers and experts will participate in the various sessions, including Ugo Guarnacci (European Commission – REA), Christian Ost (Honorary Rector of ICHEC Brussels Management School), Teresa Patrício (ICOMOS President), Pierluigi Sacco (Head of Venice Office and Senior Advisor at OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions & Cities).

On the second day, the discussion will focus on “Innovative circular business & financing models for cultural heritage adaptive reuse”, with two specific sessions:

  • Heritage-led entrepreneurial ecosystems;
  • Innovative circular financing models for cultural heritage adaptive reuse.

Among other things, the results of the Startup Competition CLIC mentoring programme will be presented during the event.

The CLIC Final Conference is organised by the CNR IRISS – Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development, Coordinator of the project, together with other 15 European Partners from academia, local government, social and business sector.

For registration see the CLIC Final Conference webpageThe best is yet to come!