On the 3rd of July 2018, as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) and the common Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino in Brussels, organized in Brussels two events dedicated to the promotion of cultural heritage connected to the two world wars.

In the morning the event “The Road from War to Peace, More Democracy and European Integration. War Architecture, Sites and Memories as Part of European Heritage and History” took place at the House of European History. The conference, organized by ERRIN with the support, among others, of the EU Liaison Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento, tackled the socio-cultural and educational aspects connected to memories and war sites. In particular, it analyzed their contribution to the construction of a common European identity. The initiative was also an opportunity to present and share good practices of enhancement of cultural heritage at the regional level.



The moderator of the panel and of the discussion has been Luisa Chiodi, director of the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa of Trento.

During the event Chiodi also presented the European project meSch (Material Encounters with digital Cultural Heritage), that has seen the participation of the Italian War History Museum of Rovereto. The goal of the project was to enable museum curators to offer visitors new experiences through the interaction with smart objects.

In the afternoon the workshop “The cultural heritage of war in contemporary Europe: EU programmes and European cooperation” took place at the premises of the Representation of the European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino. During the workshop, representatives of the European Commission gave an overview of those EU programmes relevant for the support and enhancement of cultural heritage. In addition, the speakers also provided interesting examples of projects already financed. Subsequently, based on the suggestions offered by the speakers, the participants had the chance to exchange experience, to network and to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration.

Conference agenda

Workshop agenda

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