More than 130 participants from Western Balkans and European Union as well as the international participants gathered virtually on 28th of May to be a part of the Final International Event ‘Regenerating heritage: New life for abandoned industrial, religious, military or public buildings’. The event was organized within the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe by the project leader Local Democracy Agency Mostar.
Attendees had the opportunity to listen to the respected experts in the field of cultural heritage, coming from the public and educational institutions as well as from organizations dealing with this topic.
The event successfully brought together cultural actors from partner countries and opened a dialogue on innovative practices aimed at raising awareness on cultural heritage of the general public, in particular with young people. It was as an excellent opportunity for local actors and international participants to enrich their knowledge and share their experience in the field of cultural heritage preservation and awareness.
The event was concluded with a common statement coming from the project participants acknowledging that the cultural heritage is a potent driver for community action.
Therefore the heritage sites and buildings can have a very positive influence on many aspects of the way a community develops. Regeneration, housing, education, economic growth and community engagement are examples of the ways in which heritage can make a very positive contribution to community life.