At European level, many castles and manors have difficulties in maintaining or adapting themselves for the future . Innocastle aims to improve policy instruments governing this specific type of heritage in partner regions, through stimulating the exchange of know-how between the five project partners, including INTO/the National Trust.
It’s about innovating policy instruments for preservation, transformation and exploitation of heritage castles, manors and estates. European historic castles, manors and estates have the potential to become local catalysts for regional development and innovation. Innocastle prepares them for the future by stimulating resilient policies for conservation, transformation and exploitation. The consortium of partners is composed of: National Institute of Heritage in Romania (lead partner), University College Ghent in Belgium, Province of Gelderland in the Netherlands, Regional Government of Extremadura in Spain and the National Trust in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (knowledge partner, through INTO). The project is financed by Interreg Europe, with a total budget of €1,120,335.00 (85% ERDF, 15% co-financing).
Places That Make Us (This National Trust study, a first of its kind, found places of meaning generate a significant response in areas of the brain associated with positive emotions and proves places can enhance well-being.)
Heritage, Health and Well-being (The National Trust looks after heritage for people, not just for their enjoyment, but for their health more broadly. This is a literature review of heritage, health and well-being).
Isolation and loneliness – opening up new stories and interpretive experiences at Calke Abbey (National Trust case study)
Heritage Counts for Europe (A Europa Nostra report demonstrating the multiple benefits of heritage for Europe’s economy, society, culture and the environment, and presents policy recommendations on how to tap into heritage’s full potential)
Heritage Counts 2019 (Latest report from Historic England on the important part heritage plays in the English economy)
World Cities Culture Report 2018 (How culture is driving world cities regeneration)
Culture and Local Development: Maximising the Impact (OECD/ICOM Guide for local governments, communities and museums)
State of Global Heritage Report (An INTO report highlighting the threats to our shared global heritage.)
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