Presentation of the project “CLIC – Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural heritage adaptive reuse” funded by European program “Horizon 2020”

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 09.00 a.m., at the headquarters of IRISS-CNR in Naples, the project CLIC – Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural heritage adaptivereuse, funded by the European program Horizon 2020 within the Call Innovative financing, business and governance models for adaptive reuse of cultural heritage (SC5-22-2017), will be publically presented.

The project is coordinated by IRISS-CNR. The 15 project partners and representatives of the European Commission are expected to participate.

Kick-off Meeting of the project will follow.

The CLIC project is part of scientific research activities on innovative financing, business and governance models able to promote and facilitate the reuse of cultural heritage in European cities and cultural landscapes, from the point of view of circular economy as a model of sustainable development.

The project aims to attract new funds that are sustainable from an economic-financial point of view, for the functional reuse of abandoned buildings and landscapes. Furthermore, these investments will be able to generate positive social and environmental impacts, increase employment and promote cultural growth in thepartnersterritories through mixed public-private-social  partnership models and specific models of governance, financing and business for the functional reuse of cultural heritage.

The research project has a duration of 3 years and involves 15 Partners from ten European countries, including research institutions, local organizations, businesses and governments.

As a pilot test, the cities of Salerno in Italy and Rijeka in Croatia, the VästraGötaland region in Sweden, and the Pakhuis de Zwijger Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam in the Netherlands are involved.

The partners’ goal is to extend the experimentation of the developed circular economy models also to other territories.

For this reason, some potential stakeholders have already been involved in the initial phase, including representatives of national and local administrations, representatives of the business world, and experts in the field of conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, who will take part in the presentation of the project.

CLIC research is institutionally supported by international organizations such as the United Nations (UN-Habitat) and ICOMOS, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), and by local and international companies and organizations, including associations, companies and social cooperatives.

The research will be developed in synergy and as a concrete contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, promoted by the European Parliament and Council.

Scientific Director: Prof. Luigi Fusco Girard (IRISS-CNR).

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