CLINK - Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe

CLINK - Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe

Timespan: 01/01/2019 – 30/06/2020

Contracting Authority: European Commission

Programme: EUROPE FOR CITIZENS - Strand2: Democratic engagement and civic participation

Applicant: Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar)

Partners: LDA Subotica (Subotica / Serbia); Association des Agences de la Democratie Locale (Strasbourg / France); LDA Knjaževac (Knjaževac / Serbia); LDA Prijedor (Prijedor / Bosnia and Herzegovina); LDA Sisak (Sisak /Croatia); LDA Nikšić (Nikšić / Montenegro); Omma Studio (Heraklion / Greece); LDA Albania (Vlore/Albania); LDA Zavidovići (Zavidovići / Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Project Description:

Project aims to deepen the connection between people from 10 communities from 3 EU (CRO, FR, GR) and 4 non-EU countries (BH, SRB, MN, AL) and the heritage that surrounds them, as well as to raise their awareness on connections and place their own cultural heritage has in the tapestry of Europe's rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Through planned activities it gathers and engages in discussions, forums, exchange of practices, study visits, art events a diverse group of participants: state and non-state cultural actors, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, designers, architects, youth groups, local authorities and CSOs.

Activities follow two paths: international events gathering all partners (Knjazevac, SER; Strasbourg, FR; Mostar, BH) and local events in 9 communities. Activities have been designed to reach 750 direct and 100.000 indirect participants, to have strong European dimension and tackle three out of four themes of the European Year of Cultural Heritage: engagement (practices of bringing Europe's cultural heritage, history and shared values closer to people; direct engaging of young people in a dialogue with state and non-state cultural actors on the policies of promotion and perseveration of cultural heritage, exploring cultural heritage and creating artistic reinterpretation of it; engagement of a wider public with those reinterpretations), sustainability (re-imaging public, industrial, religious or military heritage sites; responsible and sustainable tourism developed around cultural heritage) and innovation (education and training for the traditional crafts in order to foster participation and social innovation).

Expected outcomes are raised interest in cultural heritage with direct and indirect participants, awareness of EU policies on cultural heritage and ways of its promotion, protection and sustainable use for socio-economic development of societies, as well as enforced sense of belonging to a common European space.

Activity plan:

0 - Preparatory activities and coordination

1 - Cultural heritage as a source of urban regeneration: comeback of the craft-making culture: This event will bring together 70-75 state and non-state cultural actors, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, young designers and CSOs from all participating communities to exchange practices of creative and sustainable use of cultural heritage for social and economic development of communities. Event will be organized in Knjazevac, Serbia.

2 - Pop up galleries: In the framework of this activity 9 partners in 6 countries will publish a call for young artists to submit their art inspired by cultural heritage. Twenty-five (25) youngsters per community will be involved in this activity directly. It will reach at least 500 citizens per community.

3 - Citizens’ participation in perseveration and promotion of cultural heritage in their communities: This event will gather in Strasbourg, France, 80-85 state and non-state cultural actors from all participating countries and communities to share and exchange innovative practices of bringing cultural heritage closer to public, especially to young people.

4 - Community forum, connecting youth and cultural actors: In the framework of this activity 9 partners in 6 countries will organize in their communities a forum to gather young people and cultural actors (state and non-state) in order to boost up participatory approach to preservation and promotion of cultural heritage.

5 - Regenerating heritage: new life for abandoned industrial, religious, military or public buildings: Final event will gather in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 90-95 representatives of cultural actors (state and non-state), heritage experts, local authorities, architects, CSOs and youth groups in order to share and discuss smart restoration, renovation or transformation of heritage sites such are abandoned industrial, religious, military or public buildings.

6 - Communication and dissemination: activities will be realized during whole project, based on the strategy developed and agreed on in preparatory phase. Unified visual style and logo of the project will be designed and Facebook page created.

Each partner of the project will put its communication tools at the project's disposal (website, press, articles, social networks).

7- Monitoring and evaluation: A list of indicators will be developed and shared with all partners in order to monitor the proceeding of the project’s activities and its outcomes. Evaluation sheets will be created to evaluate each international and local activity separately. A final report of the project will give a summary of the activities and results of the project.

Please find attached the brief overview of activities implemented within the CLINK project from 1st January 2019 to 30th June 2020.
On 28th May 2020, the wrap-up conference of the project “Cultural heritage Linking diversities in Europe – CLINK” took place to mark the end of its implementation. This final event was organised as virtual gathering by LDA Mostar. The event was attended by representatives of the project partners, cultural workers, representatives of cultural institutions and association. More than 95 participants discussed the results of the project implementation and exchanged their views on the topic “Regenerating heritage: new life for abandoned industrial, religious, military and public buildings”. Through a number of different presentations and discussions, prominent international speakers from academia and…
Within the CLINK project - Cultural Heritage Linking Diversities in Europe, the Local Democracy Agency Zavidovici organized the community forum on the role of youth in the preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage in the Cultural Center of Zavidovici on the 27th February 2020. To the event attended representatives of civil society organizations from Zavidovici, representatives of the Center for Culture and young people from high schools from Zavidovici with their teachers. At the panel, young people had the opportunity to hear about cultural heritage as a phenomenon of a region and how it is manifested, promoted and…
For the 2nd International gathering of the CLINK Project, Cultural Heritage Linking Diversities in Europe, the project partners traveled to Serbia on the 12th and 13th September 2019. In the city of Knjazevac located in the eastern part of the country, they had the opportunity to explore traditional crafts and to discover innovative stories. The two days’ event started with a project team meeting in order to discuss the progress of the local activities and the implementation of the pop-up galleries. Further, a walking tour for the participants was organized that one may discover Knjazevac and its cultural heritage. A…
On September 14, 2019, the Pop-up Galleries were organized at the Cultural Center in Zavidovići, where young artists from Zavidovići presented their works inspired by the cultural and historical heritage. The event was organized by the Local Democracy Agency Zavidovići as part of the Zavidovići Municipality Day program, and as part of the project "Cultural Heritage Linking Diversities in Europe" (CLINK) co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Program. ALD Zavidovici has issued an open invitation aimed at young artists, inviting them to submit their works of art inspired by cultural heritage. Ten works were submitted on invitation, which were presented…
Agencija lokalne demokratije Zavidovići (LDA Zavidovići) sa zadovoljstvom objavljuje otvoreni poziv namijenjen mladim umjetnicima pozivajući ih da podnesu svoja umjetnička djela inspirisana kulturnim nasljeđem. Odabrani kandidati će imati priliku izložiti / izvesti svoje umjetničko djelo u okviru „Ljetnih pop-up galerija“, organizovanih u okviru projekta CLINK – Kulturno nasljeđe kao spona različitosti Evrope, kofinanciranog kroz EU program Evropa za građane. Šta su pop-up galerije? „Ljetne pop-up galerije” zamišljene su kao manje formalni javni umjetnički prikaz koji daje novu svrhu poznatim javnim prostorima, doprinoseći tako novom urbanom identitetu grada. Pop-up galerije potiču gledaoca na interakciju s umjetničkim djelom i imaju namjeru potaknuti…
The first CLINK International event exceeded expectations and provided space for rich and interesting exchanges on cultural heritage among participants. The international event entitled “Citizens’ participation in preservation of cultural heritage in their communities” was organised on 15 and 16 May 2019 in Caen at the premises of the Region Normandy in the framework of the project CLINK: Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe. The event gathered 80 participants who exchanged practices on various forms of cultural heritage as well as its preservation, prevention of deterioration and promotion through raising awareness methods. The main message that followed through all presentations…
The project „CLINK - Cultural heritage as a link diversity of Europe“ wants to connect 10 local communities by exploring and comparing their cultural heritage, focusing on the relationships that exist between them and the place they have in the wider context of the rich cultural heritage of Europe. Through planned activities of local and international character, such as forums, study visits, art events, we plan to involve different groups in the project: cultural institutions and civil society organizations dealing with culture, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, informal youth groups and local authorities . The first international event will be organized in…

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