First Transnational Workshop in Wroclaw

7th and 8th of December 2016

The first public event within the ECRR Project took place in Wroclaw on the 7th and 8th of December. The main goals of the event were to present the work papers on transnational promotion of cultural heritage, the linkage between Reformation cultural heritage and regional development and on issues regarding the preservation of Reformation cultural heritage, and to discuss and develop a common definition for Reformation cultural heritage as a term.

After a fruitful first day with interesting presentations by three of our Project Partners, SiTI, RRAPK and PCA. To be able to have more participative working sessions, three working groups were organized on the second day and the participants could choose which one they wanted to attend in the moment of their registration. The working groups were moderated by experts and conceived to be very interactive and to provide valuable inputs for the baseline of the common definition. In that sense each of them focused on central aspects for the development of the definition. Two corresponded to the pillars of the concept: one concentrated on the discussion of tangible and intangible heritage of Reformation and the other on the theological and historical aspects of Reformation. The third working group contributed to the discussion and definition with valuable inputs from a tourism-related point of view, discussing the potential of Reformation and its cultural heritage, especially in reference to the Project’s goal of establishing an European Cultural Route. After the working group session, the plenum met again and the moderating experts presented the main insights and acknowledgements of each group.

 The event was accompanied and moderated by Luca Bruschi, coordinator of the Via Francigena and involved in Cultural Route of European Historic Thermal Towns. Who held a very interesting presentation on his experience, providing very valuable insights on the setting and running of European cultural routes.

 The event was closed with an internal discussion on the common definition, during which the project partners agreed upon a common ground and set the first stones for the final definition. This drafted baseline is now being assessed by regional theological experts and their feedback will be collected to depict the final, bottom-up, common definition of what it is understood as Reformation-themed Cultural Heritage within the ECRR. This definition is of great importance because it sets the fundaments of forthcoming steps and essence of the route.

 We would like to thank all the attendants for their participation, expertise, knowledge and opinions!

Pictures of the working group sessions in Wroclaw

Here you can find the work paper presentations:

Work paper: Community engagement - Promotion cultural heritage (SiTI)

Work paper: Linkage Reformation-themed cultural heritage and economic development (RRAPK)

Work paper: Status of preservation of Reformation-themed cultural heritage (PCA)