PrEseRvIng and sustainably governing Cultural heritage and Landscapes in European coastal and maritime regionS

    Project: EU research project

    Project Details


    PERICLES promotes sustainable governance of cultural heritage (CH) in European coastal and maritime regions through the development of a theoretically grounded, multi-actor participatory framework. To meet this challenge, PERICLES has formed a strong interdisciplinary consortium comprised of research institutions, regional government and heritage partners representing 15 different disciplines.PERICLES addresses the following objectives: a) develop an in-depth, situated understanding of the CH of marine and coastal land/seascapes, including knowledge across local, spatial, environmental, social and economic aspects; b), develop practical tools, based on stakeholder involvement and participatory governance, for mapping, assessing and mitigating risks to CH and to enhance sustainable growth and increase employment by harnessing CH assets; c), provide policy advice to improve integration of CH in key marine and environmental policies and the implementation of associated EU directives; and d), develop effective knowledge exchange networks.To fulfill these objectives PERICLES uses a scientific approach guided by the theories of: a) space, place, and identity; b) resilience and adaptation; and c) deliberative and participatory governance. We will apply a range of participatory, deliberative and action research methods from the social sciences and arts directly involving decision-makers, stakeholders and the public. PERICLES meets the needs of the work program by: contributing to European efforts to promote evidence-based research on the impact of participatory approaches in CH policies and governance; using a multi- and transdisciplinary approach; addressing in/tangible CH in a geographically balanced way; involving and developing CH networks of local stakeholders and policy makers; and contributing to improved implementation of European policies on coastal zones and maritime areas and providing evidence on how to link environmental and cultural policies.
    Effective start/end date1/05/1831/10/21


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