Project SWARE was represented by the Lead Partner – Association Regio Water (NL) – in the Policy Learning Platform event "Cultural heritage for sustainable development in cities and regions in Europe" on the 20th of June.

More about the programme here.

Cultural heritage, which is of great value for regions and cities, benefits from institutionalized governance structures and proper cooperation forms. This was one of the conclusions during the Policy Learning Event in Berlin last June. Partners in the environment and resource efficiency theme came together to discuss the influence of cultural heritage on regional development. Association Regio Water represented the SWARE project, which focuses on both the cultural and natural heritage in waterway regions. 

According to Manita Koop (Association Regio Water), in light of the migration crisis, cultural heritage is of the utmost importance. Thousands of people are forced to abandon their cultural heritage, which reminds us to protect, use and embrace ours. The re-opening of the Monstersche Sluis is a good practice regarding the re-valuation of our heritage, which should be stimulated even more.

Find conclusions and presentations from the workshop here.

The Policy Learning Platform (PLP) programme was established to facilitate the thematic exchange and learning possibilities across municipalities, provinces, organizations and similar European projects and issues.

The SWARE project is implemented with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the INTERREG Europe Programme 2014–2020. This publication reflects the author’s views only and the INTERREG Europe programme authorities are not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.