Cultural heritage leading urban futures - ROCK Open Knowledge Week

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The ROCK project, in which EUROCITIES is a partner together with 10 member cities, invites you to join its Open Knowledge Week, a virtual journey and interactive online experience on an extremely timely topic: cultural heritage leading urban futures.

Over the past three years, ten ROCK cities and EUROCITIES members – Athens, Bologna, Cluj-Napoca, Eindhoven, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyon, Skopje, Turin, and Vilnius – have been developing innovative solutions that demonstrate how cultural heritage can be the driving force behind urban sustainability. Together with service providers and knowledge brokers from among project partners, they have tested and advanced numerous tools and approaches aimed at shaping sustainable, heritage-led urban futures. At the ROCK Open Knowledge Week, they will share their results, lessons learned, and best practices.

The Open Knowledge Week replaces the ROCK conference, which was originally scheduled to take place on 14-15 May in Bologna but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to take part?

Participation in the ROCK Open Knowledge Week is open for everyone and free of charge. The event will take place online with different sessions and formats every day. Registration is now open, do join us! 

Who will you meet?

The Open Knowledge Week will bring together local governments, businesses, policy makers, and researchers looking for new ways in which cultural heritage can contribute to the regeneration, sustainable development, and economic growth of entire cities.

Why attend online?

Despite physical distancing, it is even more important now than ever to meet and exchange with colleagues and partners. During the ROCK Open Knowledge Week, you can count on a high level of interaction and networking. You will be able to engage with other participants in chat rooms, answer polls, raise your questions and concerns in a dedicated Q&A space, leave your ideas on a brainstorming whiteboard, and much more.

Do you have a question? 

Please contact Cécile Houpert at for questions related to the event, or directly at