Are we Ghost Busters? 
Yes, we are!

We are sure you know the feeling when you see a beautiful building abandoned by citizens and inhabited by „ghosts”. You might have also seen iconic buildings with blind windows, hollow halls, yawning gates. Places where people worked, loved, lived before. Places where earlier happiness or success glowed out from windows. Places where you had your first date, you shared your first kiss. 

"Forgetting to remember, remembering to Forget"
Rodney Harrison

Innovative, replicable and sustainable Private Public Cooperation management models 
of the abandoned historical sites by setting up Cultural and Creative Industries.

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The Forget Heritage project was a three year long project, which started on 01.06.2016. The main objective of Forget Heritage was promoting cooperation between central European cities in order to identify innovative, replicable and sustainable Public Private Cooperation management models of the historical sites by valorising them through setting up Cultural and Creative Industries. 
Most cities are characterized by the presence of unused historical buildings, such as former factories, hospitals, schools, barracks, that have marked the history of the local community. 
Now, in a state of neglect, their historical memory is being forgotten and they have a negative impact on the surrounding areas by turning into "urban voids”.

Ljubljana - Domacija Vodnikova © Vodnik’s Homestead in Ljubljana, Slovenia
© Vodnik’s Homestead in Ljubljana, Slovenia


The objective of Forget Heritage was to promote cooperation among participating cities in order to identify innovative replicablend sustainable private public cooperation management models of the abandoned historical sites - recognised as cultural heritage. The partnership aimed to provide recommendations for other cities on how to enhance the hidden potential of the cultural heritage to influence the quality of life of the citizens and cultural creative industry operators who could have new working opportunities and boost their managerial skills.

Further results are: a management manual, transnational training model and - in view of pilot actions an ex-ante assessment and ex-post evaluation happened.  The project also developed tools to indicate buildings in underutilised areas ideal for cultural and creative use. Transnational cooperation allowed to find novel solutions. Collective results to influence national policies, develop human resources and strengthen local managerial systems were the added values of this collaboration.

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