09.30 AM to 10:15 AM (CEST)

Insights, Networks, and Future Perspectives

All over Europe, dissonant heritage of the 20th century is under discussion. This interdisciplinary project offers an in-depth exchange about integrated approaches to dissonant heritage, especially in smaller towns and remote areas. A group of European institutions, experts and local practitioners has been working intensively on the topic since 2020.

The discussion will explore, e.g.: How can integrated approaches develop the potential of these sites for society, for tourism and for urban and regional development and make it usable in the long term, e.g. as places of local civic participation and democracy building?

The exchange contributes to the Partnership on Culture and Cultural Heritage in the Urban Agenda for the EU and its policy recommendations for the EU, Member States, cities and regions.

MAIN CONVENOR: Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB)



Jan Schultheiß | Policy Analyst, BMWSB

One of Jan Schultheiß’ main tasks is the Coordination of the Urban Agenda for the EU, Partnership on Culture and Cultural Heritage, as well as of two “Actions” on resilience and dissonant heritage. He also supports the experimental urban development format “IBA” (International Building Exhibitions) and the New European Bauhaus initiative. 

Jan Schultheiß is an art historian and urban planner. 


Birgit Kann | Policy Analyst, BBSR

Project lead ExWoSt-research project Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Heritage within the Urban Agenda for the EU, management of urban development funding programs. Birgit Kann holds a degree in architecture and urban design and has previously worked in several international architecture firms.  

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Adrianna Brechelke| Poznan Univeristy of Technology, Poland

Architect and PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at PUT, young member of Europa Nostra and the action group Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Heritage . 

Her research focuses on the history of architecture in the areas incorporated into Poland after WWII  

Marcin Skrycki | Chief Specialist, Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Marcin Skrycki is responsible for evaluation and implementation of cultural heritage and cultural infrastructure projects financed from European Funds.  

He graduated of the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw, currently working on his doctoral dissertation on state aid in culture.