Second year of the project - most important activities and results

In October 2019, at the start of the second year, the HOMEE research project and first-year outputs were presented at the ENCATC Annual Congress in Dijon in the poster session (download here).

In November 2019, the HOMEE Project was presented at the UNEeCC Conference on Cultural Resilience: physical artifactsintangible attributes, natural risks (download the paper here).

In December 2019, the HOMEE Project contributed a video clip (dowload here) describing the project and outputs to the JHEP2 Final Conference in Rome 11th December 2019.

In March 2020, the HOMEE Project published part of its findings in the edited volume Mega-events and heritage: The experience of five European cities (download here).

On April 3, 2020 the HOMEE Project held the “Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities” online workshop (initially intended to take place in Pafos, Cyprus, it has been reprogrammed to take place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic). This one-day workshop engaged about twenty experts and policy makers from across Europe (representing also the Associate Partners of the HOMEE project) in a discussion regarding the issues of governance, planning, urban effects and long-term legacy of mega-events. It was the first step in drafting a “Charter for Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities”. Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović (Secretary General of Europa Nostra) gave the keynote speech “Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities: A Challenge for Europe”

In April/May 2020 the HOMEE Project promoted the international seminar series “Mega-events and the City: Reflections and Lessons from the Expo, Olympics and European Capital of Culture in cooperation with Urban@it, with the support from DAStU Politecnico di Milano, Urban Center of the City of Milan, and Triennale Milano. The video of all the speeches are available hereFull program available here.

The June 2020 issue of the ENCATC Magazine features one article regarding the HOMEE project and the launch of the charter for mega-events in heritage-rich cities. Download the magazine issue here.

In September 2020, the chapter titled “Umbrellas, Incubators, Mothers, and Killers: Four Types of Relationship Between Cultural Mega-Events and Small and Micro Events in Heritage-Rich European Cities” by Zachary Jones and Davide Ponzini was published in the book Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Downsizing the Urban Spectacleedited by Stefano Di Vita and Mark Wilson.


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