The first CLINK International event exceeded expectations and provided space for rich and interesting exchanges on cultural heritage among participants. The international event entitled “Citizens’ participation in preservation of cultural heritage in their communities” was organised on 15 and 16 May 2019 in Caen at the premises of the Region Normandy in the framework of the project CLINK: Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe.
The event gathered 80 participants who exchanged practices on various forms of cultural heritage as well as its preservation, prevention of deterioration and promotion through raising awareness methods. The main message that followed through all presentations was that citizens need to acknowledge their own cultural heritage before it can be recognised as such. Citizens have local practices and rites, places of cultural heritage linked to their personal culture and these need to be celebrated as well as raise awareness upon the importance of their preservation.
The international event was preceded by the kick off meeting of project partners and a study visit to the association “Fabrique de patrimoines” where the project partners had the opportunity to see a multipurpose space dedicated to restauration, digitalisation and raising awareness of the cultural heritage of Normandy. This expertise from Normandy was very well perceived and inspired the project partners.
The organised events were the kick off of the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe which aims to raise awareness on connections of the collective cultural heritage in the tapestry of Europe’s rich and diverse culture. ALDA is partner in this project implemented by 10 partners from Croatia, France, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, supported through the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Union.

The first CLINK International event exceeded expectations and provided space for rich and interesting exchanges on cultural heritage among participants. The international event entitled “Citizens’ participation in preservation of cultural heritage in their communities” was organised on 15 and 16 May 2019 in Caen at the premises of the Region Normandy in the framework of the project CLINK: Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe.
The event gathered 80 participants who exchanged practices on various forms of cultural heritage as well as its preservation, prevention of deterioration and promotion through raising awareness methods. The main message that followed through all presentations was that citizens need to acknowledge their own cultural heritage before it can be recognised as such. Citizens have local practices and rites, places of cultural heritage linked to their personal culture and these need to be celebrated as well as raise awareness upon the importance of their preservation.
The international event was preceded by the kick off meeting of project partners and a study visit to the association “Fabrique de patrimoines” where the project partners had the opportunity to see a multipurpose space dedicated to restauration, digitalisation and raising awareness of the cultural heritage of Normandy. This expertise from Normandy was very well perceived and inspired the project partners.
The organised events were the kick off of the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe which aims to raise awareness on connections of the collective cultural heritage in the tapestry of Europe’s rich and diverse culture. ALDA is partner in this project implemented by 10 partners from Croatia, France, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, supported through the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Union.