What is it?
Heritage Europe was formed as “The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions” by the Council of Europe in October 1999 as part of the initiative “Europe – A Common Heritage”.
Heritage Europe now represents through its range of membership categories over 1000 historic and heritage towns, cities and regions in 30 European countries.
Heritage Europe’s principle objective is to promote the interests of historic towns and cities across Europe through:
- International co-operation between heritage organisations, and historic towns, cities and regions.
- Sharing experience and good practice between historic towns, cities and regions.
- Promoting vitality, viability and sustainable management of historic towns, cities and regions.
What does Heritage Europe do?
The main focus is to bring historic towns together to share and disseminate good practice in the sustainable management of historic towns. In particular we aim to identify the underlying processes that lead to success.
“Sustainable Cultural Tourism in Historic Towns and Cities” are an example and form part of an on-going programme of guidelines prepared by experts commissioned by Heritage Europe.
Source : Heritage Europe