From the beginning, CENTRINNO has focused on clustering and building connections with other EU projects and initiatives, particularly in the area of Urban Heritage. The goal has been to exchange information and ideas and to promote innovation. CENTRINNO has worked closely with two other projects, the so-called “Sister Projects”, T-FACTOR, and HUB-IN, also H2020 funded project under the topic “Transforming historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes into hubs of entrepreneurship and social and cultural integration”.
Each of the Sister Projects (SPs) have their own approach but share a common goal: to develop new methods for regenerating cities and their heritage. The projects cover various themes, including social innovation, inclusion, entrepreneurship, culture, creativity, circular economy, and temporary urbanism.
Their ultimate goal is to create a network of urban hubs across Europe, contributing to the development of resilient, vibrant, and inclusive cities.
The Manifesto of the CENTRINNO, HUB-IN, and T-FACTOR projects outlines a shared vision for the future of Europe’s urban heritage areas, emphasizing six key points:
1. Innovative Hubs & Heritage-Driven Regeneration
2. New Urban Regeneration Models
3. Civil Society & Bottom-Up Processes
4. Heritage and Local Culture
5. Sustainable Urban Transformations
6. International Networks for Sustainability
The Action Plan for the collaborative efforts of CENTRINNO, HUB-IN, and T-FACTOR projects focused on transforming historic urban areas into hubs of entrepreneurship and social and cultural integration.
The plan, structured across three stages—Understanding Local Ecosystems, Sharing Tools &
Methodologies, and Densifying Networks of Innovation—aimed to create a synergy between project activities, upscale results, and ensure a lasting impact.
The policy report makes use of the learnings from CENTRINNO, T-Factor and HUB-IN projects aiming to provide guidance in the implementation of heritage-driven urban regeneration approaches by making cities more creative, resilient, and innovative.