Seeking to examine and subsequently promote and spread the knowledge of relationships between cultural heritage and innovation, and of diplomacy that uses cultural heritage, this international research project draws on the experience of studies carried out earlier on by some of the project partners as part of Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe. The project activities (literary research, case studies, focus groups, conferences, workshops) will help garner material for two publications, Innovation Handbook and Diplomacy Toolbox, e‑tutorials (MOOC), and models of effective management structures that employ heritage‑led innovation and diplomacy. In addition, the project is intended to help set up an international network for sharing and promoting experience in cultural heritage innovation and diplomacy. Apart from the International Cultural Centre in Cracow, other members of the international project consortium are the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, Europa Nostra, kEA European Affairs, the World Monuments Fund España, the Kosovo Foundation for Cultural Heritage without Borders and the University of Cuenca. The leading research partners are the ICC and kU Leuven.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Hori‑ zon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agree‑ ment No 821394.