Innocastle is a European project proposal developed for Interreg Europe. European castles are monumental works of art that represent histories of nobility and wealth, of growth and decline, of intrigues and hidden connections. All over Europe, many castles, manors and historic gardens cope with serious deprivation and lack of business models.

In order to support these remnants of great European times, we developed an Interreg Europe proposal with partners from The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Spain and Romania to take on the important challenge to revive some of these historic sites and create models for the future. By working together on a regional and international scale, by improving policies and creating new tourism products, the INNOCASTLE project will add to regional and local development of the participating regions.

In order to preserve, transform and exploit these historic monuments, better policies and instruments are needed. Together with the National Institute of Heritage (RO), University College Gent (BE), the Regional Government of Extremadura (ES), Province of Gelderland (NL) and the National Trust (UK) we will exchange experiences and develop action plans to improve regional policy instruments on heritage castles, manors and rural estates.

The project started in June 2018. Eurodite supports the lead partner The National Institute of Heritage in Romania with the project management and the communication.


Location, country: Romania, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, UK

Client / Beneficiary: National Insititute for Heritage Romania

Period: 2018-2022

Type of services: European funds, management, communication

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