After having completed the first and second stages of the HOMEE project – the literature review and the in-depth study of real-life cases of mega-events organized in the Genoa (ECoC 2004), Milan (EXPO 2015), Wrocław (ECoC 2016), Hull (UK City of Culture 2017), Pafos (ECoC 2017) and Matera (ECoC 2019) – the HOMEE team is now moving to the next phase: generating guidance and policy recommendations to support heritage preservation policy and mega-event planning in future host cities in Europe and beyond. These will be formalized through one of the final outputs of the project the HOMEE Charter. The Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities virtual workshop, taking place on April 3, 2020 via Microsoft Teams, takes the first step to achieve this goal (initially intended to take place in Pafos, Cyprus, it has been reprogramed relocated to take plaxe virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic).
The Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities workshop aims at:
- bringing together international experts to exchange knowledge and best practices in the field of mega-events and cultural heritage,
- drafting a first version of a Charter for Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities, thanks to juxtaposing HOMEE research findings with the knowledge of international stakeholders and experts.
The one day workshop is going to engage around twenty five experts from across Europe (representing also HOMEE associate partners) in a discussion on the issues of governance, planning, urban effects and long-term legacy of a meg-event. The experts’ activities are subdivided into four working groups focusing on:
- context of mega-events,
- long-term vision and spatial planning,
- governance, participation and local capacity building,
- heritage, identity and local communities.
Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailović (Secretary General of Europa Nostra) will give the keynote speech “Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities: A Challenge for Europe”
Resources for the workshop:
Introduction to the HOMEE project by prof. Davide Ponzini, coordinator of the project
Description of the Charter. Download the description here
HOMEE Case Study Report Briefs.
Download the publication
HOMEE Publication: Literature Review of Mega-events Addressing Cultural Heritage Issues