Executive summary of the study "Heritage Houses for Europe"
The first Pan-European study on family-owned heritage houses : assessing their added value for Europe as well as identifying innovative business models
Heritage Houses for Europe is the first Pan-European Study on family-owned heritage houses. It is assessing their added value for Europe as well as identifying innovative business models. This Executive Summary outlines the results of this key project. Through this study we gained an improved bottom-up understanding of the socio-economic contribution of those houses and how innovative models can support and help their sustainable preservation. The ultimate goal was to strengthen their position within our society, by reinforcing their skillset and capacity, while raising awareness of their... value for European citizens and society as a whole. This study and executive summary formulate policy recommendations for the European Commission and other stakeholders on how they can support the sustainability of the sector in Europe. This project is an important first step and many more are required to preserve our common cultural heritage across Europe.