The Role of Cultural Heritage in Socio-Economic Development and Preservation of Democratic Values – HERItage

Within Croatia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2020, Rijeka, one of the largest cities in the country, will proudly take on the title of the European Capital of Culture 2020. In this unique framework, the University of Rijeka has the honor to host and organize a conference entitled "The Role of Cultural Heritage in Socio-Economic Development and Preservation of Democratic Values - HERItage", which is set to take place on March 11-13, 2020.

The three-day conference will focus on research and innovation in the field of the social sciences and the humanities, with particular dedication to the domain of cultural heritage, including the role of digitalization and the importance of education.

In particular, the conference aims to discuss:
a) the role of universities in promoting and preserving cultural heritage: education, research, and social responsibility;
b) the role of scientific research in strengthening the preservation of industrial heritage;
c) challenges and opportunities of digital transformations: the role of digital tools in preserving and developing cultural heritage.

The focus will also include two cross-cutting issues: Public policies: cultural heritage and democratic values and Cooperation and innovation: cultural heritage and social transformation.


More information can be found on the conference website http://heritage.uniri.hr/