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Capacity Building Workshop

Capacity Building Workshop

1st edition

In 2017, the OWHC Northwest Europe and North America Regional Secretariat organized a successful workshop on heritage management and communication which took place in Vienna. In this workshop, it became clear that knowledge and know-how concerning the involvement of citizens and local communities is an important asset for the successful work of heritage managers.

Therefore, the OWHC General Secretariat organized another training workshop for experts on citizen participation in the field of cultural heritage. Offered to every OWHC members, the event took place on June 1-2, 2019, in Krakow.

As the workshop was on participation, it was an interactive format and integrated different kinds of approaches, like inputs on theory and practice of participation by the trainer, practical exercises on methods, reflection of the exercises/methods, working on personal cases/issues of the participants, discussions in the group, individual reflection, Q&A sessions, etc.

Many thanks to Lisa Purker (PlanSinn) for the animation of the workshop.

Ideas for themes for a future training workshop in 2020 or 2021? Contact Félix Rousseau (, programs administrator at the OWHC.


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