Participatory research & Co-creation
In order to cover the rich European diversity in terms of cultural heritage, languages, and experience in innovation and diplomacy, ILUCIDARE organised focus groups with regional and national experts: in Poland with professionals from Central and South-East Europe and in Belgium with experts from West, North and South Europe.
Two workshops organised at the beginning of the project generated expert and user feedback on the research progress; to foster continuous dialogue among the advisory board and local experts and to gain insight on ILUCIDARE's activities outside the EU.
Coaching sessions assessed local needs and level of capabilities in order to prepare capacity building modules that will take place in specific heritage locations in Europe, the Western Balkans, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America.
Capacity building actions
Specifically developed and organised for each learning area on the basis of coaching sessions:
Adaptive re-use of Kullas, traditional fortified residential buildings in Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro
Heritage space platform in Pristina (Kosovo) on job creation among young people through cultural and creative industries
ILUCIDARE urban regeneration workshops for HISTORIC CAIRO
Workshop on wooden architectural heritage in the greater Caribbean, dealing with conservation and management in collaboration with ICCROM and the authorities of the Dominican Republic
Workshop on rural depopulation in Santander (Spain)
Educational and training material
ILUCIDARE Inspiration Kit is a very rich interactive learning resource that has been created and is now available. It allows to gain in-depth understanding on cultural heritage led innovation and international relations using and connecting to all findings from the project, getting access to internal and external resources. It guides the learner step by step through this vast territory that ILUCIDARE has covered. The kit and the ILUCIDARE webinars also helps to access more than 50 clips (including the ILUCIDARE YouTube channel) with valuable educational resources.
Looking into the training material resources helps to deepen even more the understanding and to be inspired.
ILUCIDARE organised two week-long summer schools in Kraków (PL) and Leuven (BE).
Summer schools blended lectures, debates, site visits, group work and benefit from the support of international experts. They were dedicated to heritage managers, young professionals and researchers from all over Europe and beyond.
Networking & outreach events
Due the pandemic those activities have been limited unfortunately.
However the ILUCIDARE evening and networking event in 2019 has helped to put ILUCIDARE on the rails.
Three ILUCIDARE PLAYGROUNDS took place in Brussels “Cracking the Future of Heritage” (2019), ILUCIDARE Playground in Brussels & online "Heritage Voices Out" (2021) and ILUCIDARE Final Playground - "Turning a new page for Heritage" (2022) brought a lot of people together in person or on-line.
Additionally the ILUCIDARE Playground Ecuador, a place for the re-creation of cultural heritage (2021) helped to gather very different actors at another continent.
Such ILUCIDARE events stimulated cross-disciplinary innovation, facilitated interactivity and networking among participants. Participants learned from the project’s and other stakeholders’ activities, they exchanged experiences in heritage-led innovation and international relations, met partners, funders, activists, researchers in an entertaining environment
ILUCIDARE Special Prizes in European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards
The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2020 and 2021 were dedicate two ILUCIDARE Special Prizes acknowledging best practices in heritage-led innovation and in international relations.
The ILUCIDARE Special Prizes were selected from eligible applications to the four categories of the Awards: 1/ Conservation, 2/ Research, 3/ Dedicated service by individuals or organisations, 4/ Education, training and awareness-raising
Winners of the ILUCIDARE Special Prizes were awarded in a high-level Ceremony 2020 and 2021 and showcased in its ‘Excellence Fair’. They were also invited to present their projects during ILUCIDARE international events.
Following the ILUCIDARE special prizes, the dimensions of innovation and international relations are now consolidated in the new regulations for the European Heritage Awards
The ILUCIDARE Challenge was an international competition rewarding creative ideas and changemakers worldwide working on heritage, innovation and international cooperation. The competition focused on interdisciplinary and international collaborations between young entrepreneurs in cultural and creative fields (visual arts, advertising, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film and video, gastronomy), citizens, engineers, architects, archaeologists, computer scientists, SMEs, incubators.
“A Regenerative Museum”: the Wattle and Red Earth (WARE) Collective (Jamaica) won this ILUCIDARE Challenge, the winning team was invited to present its project to the ILUCIDARE final event in 2022.