AtlaSWH EAPA_631/2016

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Heritage in the Atlantic Area: Sustainability of the Urban World Heritage Sites

Call 2016
Priority 4. Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets
Objective 4.2. Enhancing natural and cultural assets to stimulate economic development

Lead partner:

Municipio do Porto
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ERDF funding 1.366.998,75 €
Total budget 1.822.665,00 €
Duration 2017-12-01 - 2020-11-30


The urban World Heritage sites (WHS) represent an important cultural value in the context of the Atlantic Area. The AtlaSWH project intends to create a network of urban WHS, by addressing common challenges related to the protection of their identity, while enhancing their cultural assets, in order to stimulate heritage-led economic and cultural development.
AtlaS.WH will be an important step for their preservation, enhancement and sustainability. The main objectives are:
i) To address, within a common methodology, the main challenges that each WHS is facing, including tourism, gentrification, risk management, climate change, energy efficiency, among others;
ii) To develop strategies and public policies for the sustainability of urban WHS;
iii) To create governance models, open to the community, integrated and participative;
iv) To develop management tools, recommendation guides, assessment and measurement models;
v) To create a long-lasting network of WHS, in order to disseminate best practices and to reinforce cooperation.
The main result will be the Sustainability Plans for each WHS, by implementing an integrated and participative management and monitoring model, which arises from the common construction of a methodology and the exchange of know-how and best practices.

Project website:

Partner Location
1 Municipio do Porto Norte (PT)
2 Comune di Firenze Tuscany (IT)
3 Bordeaux Métropole Aquitaine (FR)
4 Edinburgh World Heritage Lothian (UK)
5 Consorcio de la Ciudad de Santiago de Compostela Galicia (ES)
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