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D8.5 Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

Report describing the methodology statement of the development of the book entitled Cultural Heritage in a Changing World. The central purpose of this collection of essays is to make a creative addition to the debates surrounding the cultural heritage domain.

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European Policy Brief. European Minorities and Identity: strengthening relationships for a sense of belonging in the digital era

This policy brief discusses the main findings of the study conducted in RICHES about digital CH websites and their contributions towards the development of a European identity that encapsulates the diversity of communities across the continent. It offers a series of recommendations, which can contribute to the understanding of a European identity and strengthen already existing relationships.

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RICHES Think Paper 03. Cultural Heritage Festivals: Belonging, Sense of Place and Identity

This RICHES Think Paper considers the role of cultural heritage festivals in contributing to notions of belonging, sense of place and identity. It argues that with increasing migration across Europe, there is a need for more in-depth research to examine the extent to which cultural heritage festivals such as London’s Notting Hill Carnival could add to the promotion of greater European integration and social and economic development.

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European Policy Brief. The impact of European water policy on the water CH

This policy brief summarises the findings of the MEMOLA project with regard to the impact of European water policy on the water cultural heritage associated with historical irrigation systems. The brief also presents suggestions for policy interventions in order to establish the mechanisms and criteria for the delimitation of their values and for their protection.

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Food and Cultural Heritage in the urban age: the role of local food movements

Food has played a vital role in the formation of European cultural heritage. The production of food has shaped Europe’s rural landscapes, whilst spaces for buying and eating food shape cityscapes, ranging from distinctive restaurant quarters and local food markets, to anonymous peri-urban hypermarkets. Food is integral to everyday behaviours as well as moments of special celebration. It shapes individual and collective identities in a multitude of ways, symbolising nations and evoking individual memories of home.

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