Description of WG
WG4 ‘Social Dimension of Heritage Buildings’ will produce a brochure on the social role played by heritage buildings in leveraging the socio-cultural dimension in different European countries.
The brochure will draw upon a diverse range of contributions from local, regional and national authorities and society stakeholders.
Main tasks and Goals
WG4 activities are structured into two work streams: specific key themes and country-specific perspective.
Social engagement in heritage buildings - specific key themes
Theme 1: Heritage buildings in context
1.1 Definition of heritage buildings
1.2 Preservation and conservation of heritage buildings
1.3 Structure of the heritage building sector
1.4 Categories of heritage buildings
1.5 Key legislation protecting heritage buildings
1.6 Key actor groups involved in the protection of heritage buildings and their role in the process
Theme 2: The social-cultural role played by heritage buildings and their impact on society
2.1 The social-cultural role heritage buildings play
2.2 Impact on society
Theme 3: Social engagement in heritage buildings
3.1 Definition of social engagement
3.2 Key challenges facing social engagement in heritage buildings
3.3 Methods and tools used in social engagement in heritage buildings
Theme 4: Good practice in social engagement in heritage buildings
Social engagement in heritage buildings: country-specific perspective
The country-specific perspective is to address themes 1 to 3 (see above) from individual country perspectives.
The WG 4 has a four-year programme organised into seven phases:
Phase 1: Position papers for ‘specific key themes’ and ‘individual country perspectives (Year 1).
Phase 2: Cross-country analysis of position papers (Year 1).
Phase 3: Development of social engagement questionnaire and report structure (Year 1).
Phase 4: Implementation of questionnaire (Year 2).
Phase 5: Identification and collation of social engagement good practice
Phase 6: Analysis of questionnaire results (Year 3).
Phase 7: WG4 final report (Year 4).
O1 – Position papers on the country specific perspectives and cross-country analysis (M4, D1)
O2 – Questionnaire establishment, deployment; essessment of questionnaire results, and report preparation (M4, M17, D3).
O3 – Good practicies from authorities (M8, M20, D10)
O4 – Brochure preparation (D11)
O5 – Outreach Activities (2 extending meetings, 1 EU conference)