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Participatory Governance of Built Cultural Heritage

An international conference organised by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

From 3rd October 2018 to 4th October 2018

Citizens Involved: Participatory Governance of Built Cultural Heritage

On 3 and 4 October 2018 the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands will host the International Conference on Participatory Governance of Built Cultural Heritage. This conference will take place in Amersfoort, in the Netherlands. It is being organised in the context of the European Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH). The meeting is one of the flagship events of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. 

This conference will offer an international exchange of best practices of participatory governance of cultural heritage. It will present real-life projects by speakers with first-hand experiences and coming from different backgrounds.

The focus is mainly on built heritage, taking into account successful examples of participation in archaeology and the larger areas of historic built environment and cultural landscapes. The aim of the conference is to highlight the advantages (but also disadvantages) of participatory governance, to exchange experiences and to offer advice - including do's and don’ts - for the management of future participative heritage initiatives.

The intended participants of the conference are those who are involved in (future) built heritage projects based on participatory governance: policy makers, local, regional and national public authorities, owners and managers of built heritage, heritage professionals, heritage researchers, planners and architects. The conference will be held in English. Participants are invited to actively participate in workshops. Poster presentations are welcome. A book corner will be installed where speakers and participants can present relevant publications.

The conference is free of charge, but you have to register. You can submit your registration before the 17th of September, by filling in the registration form.

The full programme is available here.

Picture: "Adopt a Monument, Finland", Photographer Kati Lahtinen

Author: Houpert Cecile - EUROCITIES