Mapping of practices in the EU Member States on Participatory governance of cultural heritage

This report has been elaborated to support the OMC (Open Method of Coordination) working group under the same name (Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018). The document analyses a variety of examples reflecting several nuances of participation of citizens and communities in the cultural heritage sector and presents some final considerations based on these case studies as well as on a literature review.

The aim of the report is to provide a solid basis for discussion and reflection for the OMC working group above mentioned and also to identify and present the challenges and future possibilities with regard to public policies on engaging communities, local population, cultural institutions and stakeholders in valuing and managing cultural heritage on one hand, and with regard to the development of multilevel and multi-stakeholder governance frameworks for the management of cultural heritage resources on the other.

This document has been prepared by Margherita Sani, Bernadette Lynch, Jasper Visser and Alessandra Gariboldi on behalf of the European Expert Network on Culture – EENC.