Mega-events in heritage-rich cities: From research to principles and policy recommendations

08/07 - 08/07 @ 11:00 - 15:30

The research programme “HOMEE: Heritage Opportunities/threats within Mega-Events” organizes a webinar, titled “Mega-events in heritage-rich cities: From research to principles and policy recommendations”. The webinar will introduce and launch the “Charter for Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities”. During the sessions, leading international experts and policy-makers will discuss the current and future challenges regarding mega-events, heritage and the city.

Julia Georgi, Evanthia Dova, Angeliki Sivitanidou and Natia Anastasi from the School of Architecture, Engineering, Land and Environmental Sciences of the Neapolis University Pafos participate in this research programme, together with other research partners from the Politecnico di Milano (Department of Architecture and Urban Studies), the University of Hull (Culture, Place and Policy Institute) and the International Cultural Centre in Krakow. Research focuses on five mega-events in European heritage-rich cities as case studies, namely Genoa 2004, Wrocław 2016 and Pafos2017 European Capitals of Culture, Milan Expo 2015 and Hull UK City of Culture 2017, and the heritage opportunities and threats they pose to these cities. In the case of Pafos2017, the ‘European Capital of Culture’ institution was examined as a scheme based on community and heritage, as a strategic vision for the transformation of the city centre, and as an incentive and activator of change. The programme is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, and more specifically by the JPICH Heritage in Changing Environments.

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  • Date: 08/07 - 08/07
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:30


  • Webinar