The Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe consortium is made up of six partners from Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.



Europa_NostraEuropa Nostra represents a rapidly growing citizens’ movement for the safeguarding of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. Our pan-European network is composed of 250 member organizations (heritage associations and foundations with a combined membership of more than 58 million people), 150 associated organizations (governmental bodies, local authorities and corporations) and also 1300 individual members who directly support our mission. In 2013, Europa Nostra celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Together, we form an important lobby for cultural heritage in Europe: we coordinate the European Heritage Alliance 3.3, an informal European sectoral platform composed of 32 networks and organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage and the European cooperation project “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards an European Index for Valuing Cultural Heritage”, supported by the EU Culture Programme;  we celebrate excellence through the annual European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards; we campaign to save Europe’s endangered historic monuments, sites and landscapes; our new flagship programme of the “7 Most Endangered ” sites and monuments in Europe was launched in January 2013, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Institute as a founding partner. We are the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe.


Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General (sqm [at]

International Secretariat, Lange Voorhout 35, NL – 2514 EC  The Hague

T: +31 (0) 70 302 40 50

Louise van Rijckevorsel, Project Coordinator (lvr [at]

Europa Nostra Brussels Office, Rue de Trèves 67, B – 1040 Brussels, Belgium

T: +32 (0) 2 400 77 02



ENCATC_LOGOENCATC is the leading European network on leading European network on Arts-Cultural Education and Research. It is a membership NGO gathering over 100 members in over 40 countries. ENCATC holds the status of an official UNESCO partner NGO and of observer to the Steering Committee for Culture of the Council of Europe. ENCATC was founded to promote education and training in the field of cultural management and cultural policy by providing educators, researchers, students, policymakers and cultural managers and operators with a long lasting forum for debates and professional networking. ENCATC also aims to contribute to future thinking by monitoring trends and developments that affect the future of arts and culture, by supporting businesses and organizations with strategy development by means of scenario planning, and by developing new educational and training curricula, services and business concepts based on these scenarios. ENCATC’s key objectives are to: To develop and influence policies through policy documents and expertise; To encourage links and create synergies between members through networking events; To contribute to the professional development of staff and students through activities and projects; To promote transnational research through activities and publications; To foster the mobility of staff, students and artists inside and outside Europe through a number of mobility programmes; To facilitate the exchange and access to information inside and outside the network through a number of communication tools; To forge dynamic partnerships with major stakeholders through strategic alliances in different world regions. In the CHCFE project, ENCATC has the double role of disseminating the project results and outcomes, but also to use its network of members as direct users and as a pool of end-users for the research analysis and to evaluate the project results and outcomes.


Giannalia Cogliandro Beyens, ENCATC Secretary General (g.cogliandro [at]

ENCATC, Avenue Maurice 1, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

T / F: +32 (0) 2 201 29 12


EAHTR_WEBHeritage Europe was formed as The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions (EAHTR) by the Council of Europe in October 1999 as part of the initiative “Europe – A Common Heritage” Heritage Europe (EAHTR) is a network involving international, national and regional associations of historic towns and individual historic cities. Through its range of membership categories Heritage Europe represents over 1100 historic and heritage towns, cities and regions in 32 European countries. Heritage Europe aims to promote the interests of Europe’s historic cities through: International cooperation between historic towns and heritage organizations; Sharing experience and good practice in the fields of urban conservation and cultural heritage; Promoting sustainable management and investment in cultural heritage; Our main focus is to bring historic towns together to share and disseminate good practice in the sustainable management of historic towns. In particular we aim to identify the underlying processes that lead to success. We do this through activities designed to bring decision makers ‐ politicians and experts ‐ in cultural heritage together. This includes international symposia, workshops, study visits, experience exchanges, and the production and dissemination of good practice guidelines on key challenges facing the historic environment.


Brian Smith, Secretary General (bsmith [at]

EAHTR, The Guildhall, Gaol Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JS , United Kingdom

T: +44 1603 496 400


RLICCKU Leuven is situated in the heart of Western Europe, and has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, KU Leuven bears the dual honour of being the oldest extisting Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries. It is the major University in Belgium, with an R&D expenditure of €170 M, approx. 4000 R&D personnel, including 1300 female researcher and engineers. The Civil Engineering Department, Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) is part of the Engineering Faculty. The RLICC has more than 30 years of experience with international and inter‐disciplinary training in architectural and urban preservation training at the post‐graduate level. It has more than 600 alumni worldwide, of which the majority is active in Europe. KU Leuven ‐ Raymond Lemaire International Center for Conservation (RLICC) is a training and research institute dealing with interdisciplinary and international methodologies for conservation of the built heritage. RLICC is the driver of an institute wide research collaboration set‐up within the KU Leuven on heritage related aspects (heritage@KULeuven) covering all possible disciplines in the sciences and humanities.


Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at the University of KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 1 – bus 02431, B – 3001 Heverlee, Belgium

T: +32 (0) 16 32 17 48


ICCInternational Cultural Centre (ICC) focuses on a multidimensional approach to cultural heritage. Our interests focus on: the cumulative legacy of the European civilisation, Central Europe’s multiculturalism, memory and identity, dialogue between cultures and societies, preservation of historic sites and artefacts, cultural policies, the phenomenon of a historical city, and also the origins and development of modern art. ICC is a national institution of culture of a scholarly, educational and informational nature. The Research Institute on European Heritage, which is part of its organizational structure, collaborates with foreign partners working on international research projects, organizing conferences and seminars based on our international activity, our own research and years of experience, and also runs Poland’s most advanced library specializing in cultural issues. Our educational activity includes programmes for children and young people based on our exhibitions, projects developed specifically for schools, international summer courses, research seminars and postgraduate study courses. Multilingual books published by the ICC are a way to reach international readership while the exhibition programme of the ICC Gallery familiarizes the public with a wide range of developments in the world’s art and architecture. The key adjective to describe our activity is interdisciplinarity. We are active in a number of fields, combine various points of view and use the cumulative achievements of diverse disciplines with a view to being able to share knowledge on cultural heritage in its universal dimension, in as broad a manner as possible, and at the same time consistently and objectively.


Rynek Główny 25, 31-008 Kraków, Poland

T: +48 12 42 42 800, 811



Heritage_AllianceThe Heritage Alliance is the independent voice for heritage in England. The Alliance brings together 91 heritage bodies ranging from specialist advisers, practitioners and managers, volunteers and owners to national funders and organisations leading regeneration and access projects. They are supported in turn by thousands of local groups which between them have some 6.3 million members, volunteers, trustees and staff. Together our members own, manage and care for the vast majority of England’s heritage. Their specialist knowledge and expertise is a valuable national resource, much of which is contributed on a voluntary basis for public benefit. The Alliance’s mission is to champion this strong and prominent independent heritage sector: Articulating the non-government heritage organisations’ unique and crucial role in protecting and promoting our heritage for all; Celebrating the diversity of the heritage movement, valuing the contribution made by thousands of groups, individuals and volunteers. Since 2002 the Alliance has become a leading advocate. Independent and at the centre of extensive networks, it influences policy, provides forums for discussion and debate, and delivers capacity-building projects. The Alliance briefs decision-makers at ministerial, parliamentary and official level on emerging issues and on the value of heritage in 21st century society. It has briefed on debates around the Localism Bill, the National Planning Policy Framework, the withdrawal of a VAT exemption, the Government’s ongoing reforms to the planning system and the proposed new English Heritage model. The Alliance is taking up the challenge of the Government’s philanthropy agenda. It is working with the Institute of Fundraising on a UK wide capacity building programme to help smaller heritage bodies and community groups access private and corporate philanthropy. Heritage Update, the free fortnightly e-bulletin with a readership of some 13,000 in the UK and beyond, is the premier digest for news and views, event and jobs. We recognise the huge achievements made by volunteers of all ages, across all kinds of heritage interest and over many years in our Annual Heritage Alliance Heroes Award.


Kate Pugh, Chief Executive (kate.pugh [at]

Clutha House, 10 Storeys Gate, London SW1P 3AY, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 20 7233 0500