Open-Heritage is an independent online space open to the contribution of the community of heritage researchers, practitioners, professionals and citizens interested in promoting the value of cultural heritage and supporting its public recognition.

The platform offers a set of multidisciplinary and multimedia conduits for the exchange of expertise and experience between people and institutions, aiming to foster debate and reflection on the importance of cultural heritage and its impact on societies, communities and our daily life. It also provides a rich repository of data and resources, comprising policy documents, publications, updated information on events and activities promoted by a multitude of European and extra-European projects, that can be of use to stakeholders active in the fields of heritage, culture, education, tourism, administration and academia. is managed by the Social Platform created by the REACH project (RE-designing Access to Cultural Heritage for a wider participation in preservation, (re-)use and management of European culture) and is intended to continue functioning after the end of the project.

All interested parties are welcome to contribute to the open dialogue and exchange of ideas, facilitated by Open-Heritage, and to enrich the content of the platform by submitting information about projects, activities, publications, and blogs.

To submit your content, please fill in the forms available below. An internal committee will review all contributions and decide on their publication. Please notice that by filling in the forms, you agree to make the content public.


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In you can search for:

  • HERITAGE SERVICESFrom this menu, you can browse through a collection of databases created by Heritage Research projects: the REACH Good Practice Database about participatory approaches in culture and social innovation, the MEMOLA Archive about rural heritage, the CINE Gate about culture in Northern environment, the RICHES Showcase and Taxonomy about cultural heritage in a changing world. More databased will come soon.
  • POLICIES and RESEARCHThis page offers a mapped list of links to research publications and policy documents about Heritage Research, including joint statements, position papers, calls for action, research deliverables, etc.
  • PROJECTS. This page provides the links to the projects in the domain of Heritage Research, which are collaborating with
  • BLOGS. This page offers a collection of blogs on the theme of Cultural Heritage and participatory activity in culture.

Contact to contribute with your good practices, research and policy documents and with the link to your projects.