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HeriTACT - Heritage Activation Through Engaging Experiences Towards Sustainable Development was launched on March 1, 2023.

Coordinated by the University of Patras (Greece), the project, which will continue for 36-months, is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe programme.

HeriTACT introduces innovative and inclusive architectural and design solutions as well as cultural-artistic practices to support environmental and cultural sustainability and to strengthen the cultural and creative industries through community awareness and policy-making across European urban areas of different scales and cultural settings.

The project's methodology will leverage place-making in order to enable citizens and organisations to imagine, plan and negotiate the form and use of public spaces and to regenerate urban environments. The innovative methodology and activities proposed aim to achieve the ambitious goals of the New European Bauhaus to connect the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences, in a creative and interdisciplinary way.

HeriTACT tools and processes to stimulate thinking and go beyond classic ways of problem solving to find more appropriate, tailored and satisfying solutions for the users will be tested in three labs, namely Milan (Italy), Ballina (Ireland) and Elefsina (Greece).

The project Consortium brings together 15 partners from 5 EU Countries: University of Patras (Greece - coordinator), MENTOR (Greece), Municipality of Elefsina (Greece), 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture (Greece), University of the Aegean (Greece), ACT (Ireland), Municipality of Ballina (Ireland), University College Dublin (Ireland), Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Spain), IFC (Spain), THINGS (Italy), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Italy), LAND Italia srl (Italy), Comune di Milano (Italy), European Network of Cultural Centres (Belgium).

Do you have questions on HeriTACT? Contact Martina, our project manager, at