Project facts

Duration: 2019-04-01 - 2023-03-31
Project coordinator: Gert-Jan Burgers
Project consortium: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL), Newcastle University (UK), Göteburg University (SE), Università degli Studi Roma Tre (IT), Technische Universiteit Delft (NL), Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design Jerusalem (IL), UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Center (PL), Ministerie van Onderwijs Cultuur and Wetenschap (NL), ABDR Architetti Associati Srl (IT), Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (IT), Roma Capitale (IT), Museum of Gothenburg (SE), Trafikverket (SE), WSP Sverige (SE),Samsung Electronic Polska (PL), Region Vastra Gotaland (SE), City of Warsaw (PL), Israel Antiquities Authority (IL), Nortumberland National Park Authority (UK), North of England Civic Trust (UK), Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft-und Raumfahrt EV (DE), Akko Municipality (IL), The Jerusalem Urban Design Center (IL), Organization of World Heritage Cities (CA), White City Center (IL), Accademia Nazionale di San Luca (IT), National Institute of architecture and urban planning (PL), Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica – INU (IT), Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Architettura – Università politecnica delle Marche (IT)
Funding bodies: HORIZON 2020
Subject areas: Education and Training, Heritage Management, Policies, Sustainable Development Goals
Budget: € 4 003 318,40


HERILAND is a pan-European ITN (Innovative Training Network). Its major aim is to create a new generation of cultural heritage mediators. HERILAND is a unique collaboration of interdisciplinary specialists stationned at universities across Europe. HERILAND offers a training network to 15 PhD researchers, who look at heritage through the lens of five major themes, which correspond to major societal themes, such as sustainability, urbanization and the multicultural society. These themes correspond to work packages, which are culster of  3 ESRs on each research topic. HERILAND sees societal challenges in a spatial perspective, with a specific focus on changing cultural heritage. We plan our future living environments by studying and learning from the past.


Impacts & Results

The mission of HERILAND College for Heritage Planning is to create socially, economically and environmentally sustainable landscapes, fostering social inclusiveness. This is a unique, international graduate shcool, educating students with the highest new European training standarts. We do so with a solid consortium of almost 30 key public and private players in this field. The College teaches our PhD's how to investigate and use heritage approaches and skills, and to achieve innovation through practice-based research.