Open call for good practices: A spotlight on your work in cultural heritage

Publication date
September 25, 2022
October 15, 2022
Short description

Open call for good practices

Application deadline: 15 October 2022 *extended*

Share your best practices throughout Europe and beyond. If you are part of the administration of a city, region or a rural area in the EU, this is your chance to highlight your work in cultural heritage. All you need to do is fill out a short form with a description of a practice in your area. About 30 practices will then be selected for publication and promotion through the EU-funded Cultural Heritage in Action programme.

To prepare your application and to collect information of your team members, you can download a word-version of the application on the source page of this call.

What is ‘Cultural Heritage in Action’?

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage of the European Commission. Started in 2020, it is a peer-learning programme that already allowed over 100 local and regional policy makers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse of heritage buildings and quality of interventions.

In its second phase (2021-2023), the project will continue to empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives as well as develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets.

Our consortium led by Eurocities with KEA, ERRIN, Europa Nostra and Architects’ Council of Europe leads the project funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme until January 2023.

What will happen in 2021-2023?

We have produced a catalogue of 32 good practices from EU cities, regions, urban, non-urban and rural areas and organised 10 online peer-learning visits bringing together 20+ participants per visit. In 2022 we will enrich our catalogue with 30 more good practices and will organise a set of peer-learning activities, including webinars, online workshops and 5 onsite peer learning visits to take place between May and October 2022.

We are now looking for practices:

that are innovative

that are inspiring for other cities and regions

that have a real impact on the ground

Practices can be policies, projects, events or organisational structures developed by local and regional authorities. They can be implemented by the authorities themselves or by other local stakeholders. For inspiration, have a look at the practices already selected here!

I want to send a good practice, is this call for me?

This call is open to local and regional administrations of all sizes (rural areas, medium size cities, large and capital cities, regions) from the 27 European Union countries as well as the UK. In some cases, the questionnaire can be filled in “on behalf of” a local/regional administration, for example by a university, an architect, or a local/regional stakeholder; a written endorsement by a representative of the local/regional administration at the origin of the practice should then be provided.

If you have a doubt, please contact us at

Why should I submit a practice?

  • to be featured in an online catalogue and visible at EU level.
  • to give a chance to my city/region to be part of one of the Cultural Heritage in Action peer learning activities (online or onsite).
  • to be part of a large community of practice and join fellow experts, stakeholders and decision makers in sharing knowledge and experience on cultural heritage


For all additional information concerning this call, please visit the source page or have alook at the attached document.

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Humanities

Entry created by Admin on September 29, 2022
Modified on September 29, 2022