Heritage Houses for Europe
Heritage Houses for Europe is the first Pan-European study on family-owned heritage houses. It assesses their added value for Europe and identifies innovative business models.
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 is to strengthen their position within our society, by reinforcing owners’ skillset and capacity, while raising awareness of their value for European citizens and society as a whole. This study formulates 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, though many more are required to preserve our common cultural heritage across Europe.
This project is a Preparatory Action of the European Parliament implemented by the European Commission. It was granted in July 2018 to the consortium led by the European Landowners’ Organisation, with the European Historic Houses Association and IDEA Consult.
This document has been prepared for the European Commission however it reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. “Open micro-business models for innovation in European family-owned heritage houses”. Tender Number EAC/2018/0313