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Introducing Innocastle

INTO Projects November 23, 2019

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

Downloadable resources

Places that make us

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

Heritage, Health and Wellbeing

This Heritage Alliance Report explores the positive impact heritage can have on individual and community wellbeing

Isolation and Loneliness

A National Trust case study about opening up new stories and interpretive experiences at Calke Abbey

Conservation principles

The National Trust bases its conservation work around six main principles

Heritage Counts

Latest report from Historic England on the important part heritage plays in the English economy

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe

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

World Cities Culture Report 2018

How culture is driving world cities regeneration

Culture and Local Development: Maximising the impact

OECD/ICOM Guide for local governments, communities and museums

From Start Up to Sustainability: An INTO Handbook for Heritage Trusts

Launched at INTO Bali 2017 and showcasing the work, philosophy and organisational structures of National Trusts around the world

State of Global Heritage Report

In 2015, we asked our 66 INTO member organisations what they saw as the greatest threat to heritage

Latest Innocastle news

International National Trusts Organisation members in Prague

INTO Europe

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.

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