Cultural Heritage Research Leadership – Managing Horizon2020 Projects

CEU Cultural Heritage Leadership conversations

March 7, 2022, Monday, from 3:40 PM to 5:10 PM CET

 Join Zoom Meeting

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Antonia Gravagnuolo, coordinator for Horizon2020 projects CLIC and Be.CULTOUR and researcher in evaluation methods for integrated conservation of cultural heritage at the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS) in Naples.

 About this conversation

Recent years have brought a comprehensive understanding of the benefits heritage can have in our everyday lives. From health and wellbeing to the circular economy and mitigating climate change, heritage has been recognized as an important resource for the communities. Research and innovation projects have played a significant role and developed relevant tools for cultural heritage managers. Nevertheless, such large international projects are a challenging endeavor. How to create and lead a strong international consortium? How to keep partners engaged and motivated throughout the project? How to further connect research and academia with practice and administration? How to evaluate the success of conservation projects? Antonia Gravagnuolo will offer insights from her experience in coordinating Horizon2020 projects and impactful consortiums, as well as from working on the ground with citizens, policy makers, and authorities.

Event details

This online conversation will consist of a 15-minute presentation by Dr. Antonia Gravagnuolo, followed by a 60-minute Q&A facilitated by Irina Leca, CEU MA student.

About the speaker

Dr. Antonia Gravagnuolo is researcher at IRISS and coordinator of the European Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation projects “CLIC – Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural heritage adaptive reuse” (2017-2021) ( and Be.CULTOUR – Beyond CULtural TOURism: heritage innovation networks as drivers of Europeanisation towards a human-centred and circular tourism economy (2021-2024) ( 

Antonia is an expert in evaluation methods and tools, cultural heritage and cultural landscape regeneration – particularly referred to terraced landscapes / historic rural landscapes, and she has been invited speaker in international scientific events on the topic of innovative business, financing and governance models for cultural heritage and landscape adaptive reuse, within the circular economy and circular city-territory.