December 9, 2020
What is Innocastle?
Innocastle is about innovating policy instruments for preservation, transformation and exploitation of heritage castles, manors and estates.
We are proud to be a part of this Interreg Europe project in our role as delivery partner for the National Trust internationally. And through Innocastle, we are supporting INTO members in Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania and Spain by helping develop heritage friendly policies.
All over the world, rural heritage sites face the challenge of finding a sustainable future. Through the exchange of know-how between the five project partners, Innocastle aims to improve policy instruments governing castles, manors and estates across the European regions.
Here you can find recent news about the project alongside other relevant documentation.
The partners are: National Institute of Heritage in Romania (lead partner), University College Ghent in Belgium, Province of Gelderland in the Netherlands, Regional Government of Extremadura in Spain and the National Trust in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (knowledge partner, through INTO).
The project is financed by Interreg Europe, with a total budget of €1,120,335.00 (85% ERDF, 15% co-financing).
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Best practices identified
Digitising historic collections
Social prescribing in the heritage sector
Collaboration with the National Lottery Heritage Fund
A mix of visiting and volunteering
Increasing visibility of heritage sites through cultural programming
This National Trust study found places of meaning generate a significant response in areas of the brain associated with positive emotions and proves places can enhance wellbeing
This Heritage Alliance Report explores the positive impact heritage can have on individual and community wellbeing
A National Trust case study about opening up new stories and interpretive experiences at Calke Abbey
Latest report from Historic England on the important part heritage plays in the English economy
A Europa Nostra report demonstrating the multiple benefits of heritage for Europe’s economy, society, culture and the environment, and presents policy recommendations on how to tap into heritage’s full potential
OECD/ICOM Guide for local governments, communities and museums
Launched at INTO Bali 2017 and showcasing the work, philosophy and organisational structures of National Trusts around the world
Europe is INTO’s largest regional group. Our membership here includes some of the most successful heritage organisations in the world, together caring for thousands of sites of cultural and natural significance.Learn more