On November the 4th 2022, EUROCITIES will hold the webinar “Project clinic: Greening cities and regions through cultural heritage and community involvement” from 10:00 to 11:30 CET. The event will take place in the frame of the EU Cultural Heritage in Action, a consortium of cities, regions and stakeholders financed by the European Union on cultural heritage to support exchanges between a wide range of actors. The Consortium is coordinated by EUROCITIES in collaboration with several actors in the field of Heritage study such as Europa Nostra, KEA, ERRIN and Architects’ Council of Europe.

The objectives outlined in the webinar program are the following:

  1. To further reflect on how to capitalise on cultural and natural heritage to advance the greening of cities and regions and to raise citizens and communities’ awareness about nature, biodiversity and climate change.
  2. To explore concrete projects carried out by other European cities which, as Krakow, are aiming to green the city, reuse (heritage) spaces and promote positive climate action and environmental education.
  3. To address specific challenges encountered in the implementation of such projects and collectively find solutions.
  4. To extract transferable lessons that can be used in other European contexts.

The webinar will also be an occasion to have further understanding about a peer learning visit in Krakow. The role of cultural heritage in the green transition of city will be at the centre of several models and proposals. Along the lines of Krakow pocket parks, two cities will exhibit a similar case analysing its background, the current state of the initiative and its objectives. The attendants will have the chance to discuss with the coordinators about the challenges to undertake and discuss their own struggles and strategies in a rich and interactive dynamic. Additionally, several European local authorities will take part at the event, creating a rich forum to meet, interact and find new solutions for a more sustainable future.

For more information, check the link to the Cultural heritage in action

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