UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


European Network on Heritage Values


The European Network on Heritage Values (H@V) is a project to initiate a European, cross-disciplinary dialogue between heritage practitioners, researchers and policy-makers on ‘heritage values’ through the conduct of three networking workshops in Eindhoven, Oslo and Barcelona. The term ‘heritage values’ refers to the meanings and values that individuals or groups of people assign to heritage.

The organizations participating in this project are University College London (UCL), Leiden University (LU), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) and the University of Barcelona (UB).

The H@V projects aims to answer the following questions:

What are the program’s key questions?

1.  How are heritage values understood by policy makers, heritage professionals (e.g. conservators, archaeologists, architects, historians) and heritage theorists across Europe?

2. How can heritage values be assessed, measured and prioritized by policy makers and heritage practitioners in Europe?

3. How can the public be involved in the assessment process of heritage values?

Who can join the H@V Network?

Anyone who is interested in heritage, whether it be a person or an organization, everyone is welcome. This website will form as a platform to come together, learn and share heritage knowledge.

This project will ultimately lead to collaborations between European consortium members for the creation of a European research proposal aimed to be submitted under the Horizon 2020 programme after the completion of this project.


Dr Kalliopi Fouseki
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