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CHCFE cited in major report “Heritage Counts 2015”


Heritage Counts 2015 is produced by the Historic Environment Forum. The 2015 publication is the fourteenth annual audit of the historic environment in England. It reports on major developments and trends in the heritage sector.

The Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (CHCFE) report, which came out in June 2015, has been included in the mapping of major contributions to the heritage environment in 2015. The CHCFE report was praised for providing a more holistic approach to impact assessment, measuring social, cultural and environmental impacts as well as the economic. It gives a true picture of the full power of heritage-related activities and it a valuable resource for heritage professionals and policy makers.

Heritage Counts 2015 also includes sections on caring for the local historic environment and indicators for the heritage sector.

Download Heritage Counts 2015 here.

CHCFE interviewed on Polish radio!

CHCFE_Radio_Interview_April_2015On 11 April, the Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe project was presented on Polish radio during for a European radio magazine’s segment “Online cultural guide for all”. Journalist Hanna Szczęśniak spoke with two members from the CHCFE Steering Committee: Kate Pugh from The Heritage Alliance and Joanna Sanetra from the International Cultural Centre in Krakow. The discussions emphasized the importance cultural heritage plays in daily European lives and project aims to draw the attention of legislators for future policy recommendations. The project was also cited as an example of EU funds stimulating cooperation across Europe with six project partners coming from Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

The radio interview (available in polish) can be found here:,Internetowy-przewodnik-kulturalny-dla-wszystkich. The segment on Cultural Hertiage Counts for Europe begins at the 18’25 mark.

Public launch event to be held on 5 December

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe project partners are gearing up for the project’s public launch to be held on 5 December in Brussels. Organised in the framework of the European Heritage Policy conference ‘Cultural Heritage for Europe, Europe for Cultural Heritage’, this event will bring together eminent experts, decision-makers and top-level representatives from EU Institutions. It will be an opportunity to demonstrate the multiple values of heritage and thus to advocate the case for the European Union to contribute in a more significant way – through its various policies and funding mechanism – to the safeguard of our heritage. The conference is organised by Europa Nostra in cooperation with Edificio at Bibliothèque Solvay.