Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local and regional policy makers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive re-use and quality of interventions.

The project shall empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives as well as develop innovative solutions to preserve cultural heritage assets.


Following an open call for contribution launched in February 2020, 32 local and regional practices were selected to be featured in a European catalogue of good practices. The featured practices are policies, projects, events, or organisational structures developed by local and regional authorities.

They are implemented by local/regional authorities themselves or by other local stakeholders and:

• are innovative

• are inspiring for other cities and regions

• have a real impact on the ground

The organisation has presented a catalogue of inspiring stories focusing on three main topics that are interlinked: Participatory governance of cultural heritage; Adaptive reuse of built heritage; Quality of interventions on cultural heritage.

You can either read the online version of the catalogue here:

or check each good practice individually:

The ‘s-Hertogenbosch project: