FAC involved in the preparation of two EU research proposals under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme
FAC was recently involved in the preparation of two EU research proposals submitted for funding under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.
The first of these submissions relates to the development of innovative financing, business and governance models for the adaptive re-use of neglected cultural heritage assets. If the proposal is successful, FAC will coordinate the 3-year project which has 22 partners across Europe. The project involves a wide range of stakeholders with expertise in the finance, governance, technology and cultural heritage so that practical solutions to support investors, municipalities and communities in successfully adapting ageing assets can be developed.
FAC also forms part of a 30 partner EU wide consortium brought together to prepare a proposal on addressing the challenge of rural decline though the regeneration of heritage assets. The proposal sets out a 3-year vision to devise and implement a new paradigm of heritage-led rural regeneration through innovative actions and solutions to safeguard cultural heritage and establish new pathways for sustainable rural regeneration. If successful, FAC will be involved in the coordination of role model regions, and pilot study regions that will seek to replicate the success of the role models. FAC will also play an important role in the development of a proposed online platform that will showcase a multidisciplinary suite of concepts, methodologies and toolkits for use by practitioners.