After presenting HERICOAST during the Maritime Days in Turku 2016, CIVILSCAPE will organise two Marinescape Forum events during the European Maritime Days 2017 and 2018. The next one will be the Marinescape Forum Poole on 17 May 2017. Meet us in Poole, just the day before the European Maritime Days 2017. Europe’s maritime & fluvial regions exist in great diversity, yet show parallels in spatial & political challenges. The Cultural heritage of these regions form an essential part of coastal landscape. This heritage is considered particular vulnerable exposed to spatial changes in transport, industrialisation of fisheries and use of coastal zones for tourism. The Marinescape Forum will focus on evidence-based regional policies development for heritage management in maritime and fluvial regions. The workshop will look how to set up policies and actions following the recommendations of the EU-funded project 'Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe' (CHCFE).

This project comprised collecting, analysing and consolidating evidence-based research and case studies from different EU countries on the impact of cultural heritage on the economy, society, culture and environment with three aims:

•to demonstrate the value and potential of cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe;

•to raise public awareness of this resource;

•to present strategic recommendations to European decision makers.

The project partners from the on-going HERICOAST project will discuss together with the participants, how to implement the recommendation on regional level. The HERICOAST project is developing a methodological framework and a tool­box for assessing and developing heritage within entire cultural landscapes. The discussion will serve as the backbone of the starting learning process and invites other regions to exchange experiences and views. The results will be communicated at the European level via the Policy Learning Platform and through cultural heritage NGOs.


Thuesday, 16th May 2017

Meetings of the HERICOAST partners and invited speakers.

18:00 Marine spatial planning and cultural heritage management – Mario Cana, University of the Azores, Portugal (tbc)

19:00 Dinner

20:00 Question & Answer round - funding for coastal and fluvial heritage projects – Dirk Gotzmann, Director CIVILSCAPE

21:30 End of the meeting

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

9:00 Registration opens

9:30 Welcome

9:40 HERICOAST - Evidence based policies development on coastal and fluvial cultural heritage – Dirk Gotzmann, Director CIVILSCAPE

10:00 Short introduction in the partner regions – Representatives of the HERICOAST partner regions 

10:30 European Landscape Convention - a successful initiatives towards local implementations – Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons, Council of Europe

11:30 Short break

12:00 How cultural heritage counts - recommendations for evidence based policy making – Brian Smith, Director Historic Europe

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Witness the construction of a big whaling ship of the XVIth century:

 An incredible adventure providing evidence – Xabier Agote, President of the Albaola Foundation

15:00 Best practise examples from the partner regions – Representatives of the HERICOAST partner regions

15:30 Tea

15:45 Milk huts and the cultural-heritage driven revitalisation of the Wesermarschen, Germany – Jörg Wilke, Northern Institute of Thinking

16:15 Final discussion & Summary

17:00 Ende of the workshop

19:00 Dinner