Historical castles that form part of the European cultural heritage are often decorated by parks. In the past, such parks were kept in high-quality aesthetic standards reflecting social and cultural values of their owners, demonstrating their political and economic power. However, nowadays many of these parks vanish due to lack of financial resources and missing knowledge on how to protect them. The HICAPS project will strengthen the capacities of the public and private sector to improve the management of historical parks and raise awareness about the parks as cultural heritage.

 The project will develop a strategy for evaluating cultural heritage and the potentials of historical parks. Other outputs include local action plans, a decision supporting tool for self-evaluation for local and regional development and an educational outdoor trail tool. The project will specifically address people with disabilities and test its newly developed approach in seven pilot areas by revitalising historical gardens.


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Municipality of Velenje, Mestna občina Velenje,  SLOVENIA 

Fondazione, Villa Ghigi, (FVG), BOLOGNA, ITALY

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za arhitekturo, SLOVENIA

Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A., POLAND

Comune di Ferrara, ITALY 


Udruga za poticanje neformalnog obrazovanja, kritičkog Mišljenja i filozofije u praksi "Mala filozofija",Zadar,CROATIA

Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A., POLAND

Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

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