EENC Report: The social and economic value of cultural heritage (literature review)

In early 2013, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) asked the EENC to prepare a review of recent academic literature and research reports addressing the social and economic value of cultural heritage.

The resulting document, which includes an analysis of 87 publications, should contribute to the implementation of activities in the context of the European Agenda for Culture as well as the recognition of the potential role of cultural heritage for the achievement of the Europe 2020 strategy, the EU’s mid-term plan to foster smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. A final chapter summarises the main findings and presents some conclusions, as regards the areas of impact observed, the policy relevance, the methodologies used and the research and documentation needs identified.


Learning Museum report 3: Measuring Museum Impacts #heritagefutures

The publication contains the results of the research undertaken by the European funded project The Learning Museum, on the subject of impact evaluation in museums. The aim is to provide a general overview on the main issues concerning the different kinds of impact evaluation in the museum sector – economic, educational, social, relational, environmental – but also practical information and guidelines.

Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism – Flash Eurobarometer Report (March 2013)

Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism – Flash Eurobarometer Report (March 2013)
TNS Political & Social network / European Commission – Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
March 2013
This Flash Eurobarometer, “Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism” (No 370), was conducted at the request of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry in the 27 Member States of the European Union and seven additional countries: Croatia, Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Serbia and Israel. This is the fifth consecutive year that the European Commission has carried out such an extensive survey.
The objectives of the survey were to study:

  • respondents’ motivation for going on holiday in 2012
  • information sources and tools used to research and organise holidays
  • respondents’ travel profile, preferred destinations and holiday types
  • satisfaction with various aspects of holidays in 2012
  • plans for holidays in 2013, including the potential impact of the current economic crisis on those plans