HERIWELL Workshop: survey to population on the contribution of cultural heritage to societal well-being


On 4th October 2021 the workshop “HERIWELL Population Survey 2021” will be hold on-line organized by HERIWELL, a project launched by ESPON EGTC, with the aim of developing a pan-European methodology and analisys of impacts of Cultural Heritage (CH) that can be associated with ‘societal well-being’.

The workshop will discuss the results of the survey conducted in Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland and Spain, between May and June 2021, and which involved a total of 8,818 respondents.

The main objectives of the HERIWELL population survey were:

  1. distinguish respondents based on their interest in the CH: “consumers”, “active” and non-interested users
  2. identify the obstacles hindering the use of CH
  3. show the impact of COVID-19 on people’s view of CH
  4. determine the impacts of COVID-19 on people’s use of digitized content related to CH
  5. identify different views regarding heritage- related quality of life, social cohesion, employment and heritage tourism.

Some survey findings that will be discussed during the workshop:

  • The negative impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on practices related to CH. The main consequences of COVID restrictions.
  •  The link, recognized by all interviewees, between social well-being and CH: where does this recognition come from and what it could mean for future heritage policies.
  • How to control the impact of problematic aspects connected with CH, especially the effects of massive “heritage tourism” or “contested heritage”.

How to participate: fill in the form at https://iniziativeirs.wufoo.com/forms/heriwell-survey-to-population-findings-and-debate/
More details of the concept and current state of the HERIWELL project at https://www.espon.eu/HERIWELL
Download the workshop invitation here.


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