Dr. Łukasz Bukowiecki, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Warsaw involved in the ECHOES Work Package 3, took part in the H2020 Project Ilucidare focus group and co-creation atelier, held on June 10-11, 2019 in Kraków, Poland as an invited heritage expert representing the Project ECHOES.
The event was hosted by the International Cultural Centre (ICC) and was intended as a networking meeting of the project called International Network for Leveraging Successful Cultural Heritage-led Innovation and Diplomacy through Capacity Building and Awareness Raising (Ilucidare). The project is conducted by the consortium of the KU Leuven (coordinator) with eight partners, including the ICC in Kraków, and funded by the EU programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020.
The invited participants of the Kraków meeting were an international group of about 10-20 heritage experts, both researchers from academia (including some other H2020 projects) and practitioners from public cultural institutions of culture and heritage, non-governmental organizations and a business sector, coming from Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden. Main goals of the event were to discuss working definitions of heritage-led innovation and heritage diplomacy, to collect cases serving as examples of best practices, and to reflect on possible stakeholders for whom the results of the Project Ilucidare might be useful.