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INHERIT will be demonstrated and validated in 8 real-life cultural heritage sites across 8 countries: Croatia, France, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Türkiye. Here, solutions and services developed by partners will be adapted to the specific needs of each pilot, generating:

  • Increased availability and enhanced performance of cultural heritage buildings
  • Demonstrated potential of sustainable, energy and resource-efficient historical renovation of heritage buildings
  • Better protection of the value and long-term usability of cultural heritage sites
  • Cost-effective and less disruptive modernisation and preservation of the heritage-built environment
  • Enhanced monitoring of the heritage built environment
  • Enhanced role of the cultural heritage in deployment, showcasing and replication of solutions for a sustainable built environment

Societal outcomes

INHERIT uses a multi-stakeholder approach to engage stakeholders in co-planning renovation. The social acceptance of the proposed intervention will be measured in order to identify the most appropriate solutions. This approach will lead to the enhanced accessibility, inclusiveness, and openness of cultural heritage sites, and to the valorisation of their social, political, economic, urban, and natural environments.

Measures will be taken to teach employees and visitors about the importance of protecting and preserving heritage buildings. In this respect, e-learning packages and webinars for a wide public will be provided. Mentoring schemes rooted in co-creation, design thinking, and inclusivity will also be delivered. Lastly, policy dialogue will be fostered to ensure that the stakeholders’ needs are recognised and the outcomes are prepared for replication and upscaling.

Scientific outcomes

As a scientific outcome, INHERIT will set up an EU common approach to carry out a digitally-based and heritage-friendly technical inspection. To achieve this, an Assessment & Monitoring Framework will be delivered to evaluate the cultural heritage sites; a Social Science Framework will be used to define cost-effective and viable solutions for the renovation of heritage buildings; and the INHERIT Hub of Measures Inventory will be employed for the same objective.

INHERIT will improve the buildings’ overall performance through the application of models and algorithms, including artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) methods. These technologies will also support the analysis and evaluation of inclusiveness, accessibility, and openness of cultural heritage sites for both remote and on-site guests.

Technological outcomes

Within INHERIT, 11 existing technological solutions, tools, and services, will be demonstrated at 8 pilot sites across Europe. The solutions will be related to four main areas: data collection and sharing; design and renovation; monitoring, operation, and management; and preservation and maintenance.