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Economic impact assessment: the times they are a-changing

Economic impact assessment: the times they are a-changing

In the economic domain of impact assessment studies, innovative methodologies continue to emerge, and new qualitative methods are employed for understanding how and why. Dear reader, We are proud to...

UNCHARTED project identifies the plurality of values of culture in practical European contexts

UNCHARTED project identifies the plurality of values of culture in practical European contexts

UNCHARTED project, with whom SoPHIA collaborates for the promotion of mutual initiatives and wider social engagement in culture and cultural heritage, presents the first policy brief and the Report on...

New round of consultations with stakeholders in Catalonia, Athens and Santorini

New round of consultations with stakeholders in Catalonia, Athens and Santorini

The partners of the SoPHIA project are carrying out consultations with stakeholders in their home countries. On 15 January, 2021, Interarts organised a meeting with experts in Catalonia; on January...

Interview with Gemma Carbó, director of the Museum of Rural Life in Catalonia: the economic impact of cultural heritage, a different outlook

Interview with Gemma Carbó, director of the Museum of Rural Life in Catalonia: the economic impact of cultural heritage, a different outlook

Can you briefly introduce the Museum of Rural Life, its vision and context? With the aim of preserving and disseminating the legacy of Mediterranean rurality, the Museum of Rural Life...

Literature review: the Impact of Cultural Heritage on Economy

Literature review: the Impact of Cultural Heritage on Economy

What is the impact of cultural heritage on economy? What does it mean to assess the economic impact of a cultural intervention? While it is obvious that cultural heritage is...

SoPHIA´s Stakeholders Virtual Conference, April 21-22, 2021

SoPHIA´s Stakeholders Virtual Conference, April 21-22, 2021

SoPHIA Stakeholders’ Virtual Conference: Cultural Heritage – Rethinking Impact Assessments, held last April 21 and 22, 2021, gathered over 240 participants from 50 countries, mainly from Europe but also from beyond,...

Cultural Heritage and Development

Cultural Heritage and Development

Dear reader, We are happy to bring you the third issue of the SoPHIA Newsletter. This issue focuses on the link between cultural heritage and development and the importance of...

SoPHIA tests the draft Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment model on case studies across Europe

SoPHIA tests the draft Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment model on case studies across Europe

After reviewing and analysing the literature, policies and models related to cultural heritage impact assessment and consulting stakeholders during the Athens Virtual Workshop in the summer 2020, SoPHIA designed a...

Literature review: the impact of Cultural Heritage on Society

Literature review: the impact of Cultural Heritage on Society

In recent decades the academic discourse on cultural heritage has increasingly questioned the very notion of what cultural heritage is, while the heritage discourse in contemporary policies has shifted from...

SoPHIA and the Heritage Research Hub collaborate to promote research on Cultural Heritage

SoPHIA and the Heritage Research Hub collaborate to promote research on Cultural Heritage

SoPHIA and the Heritage Research Hub collaborate for the promotion of mutual initiatives and aim to enhance the visibility of the projects, mainly among the research community and heritage professionals....