CPRA 2008: Evaluating the socio-economic impacts of selected regenerated heritage sites in Europe



Sophia Labadi received the 2008 Cultural Policy Research Award for the research proposal Evaluating the socio-economic impacts of selected regenerated heritage sites in Europe, using four case studies from the UK, France and Poland. 

The research makes a timely contribution to the critical analysis of socio-economic impact evaluation methods in the selected sites and draws attention to methods of evaluation and their results, in juxtaposition with the goals and expectations of the community. The publication is especially relevant for those working on the social cohesion and integration of communities. 

The annual Cultural Policy Research Award was launched in 2004 as a joint venture of ECF and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and aims at encouraging young European researchers to carry out applied comparative research projects in the cultural policy field. 



ECF is delighted to announce the publication of Governing Heritage Dissonance: Promises and Realities of Selected Cultural Policies – a pioneering study by Višnja Kisić, winner of the 2013 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA). 

Dr. Sophia Labadi received the 2008 Cultural Policy Research Award for her work evaluating the socio-economic impacts of selected regenerated heritage sites in Europe. We talk to Sophia about the impact of the award, international heritage, and on her future plans.

Christiaan De Beukelaer was awarded the 2012 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) which lead to the publication of his book Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice. Exploring the connection between culture and broader goals of human development, this research focuses on cultural and creative industries in developing countries.

During a time when the idea of Europe, and the EU in particular, is tainted with economic crisis and democratic decline, Aleksandar Brkić’s analysis of the role of cultural networks in helping Europe serve people is both a wake-up call for European authorities which support cultural networks and a tool for cultural networks themselves to check that they are fulfilling their European and intercultural remit as well as they should.

This publication is the result of the 3d Cultural Policy Research Award in 2006.

This publication is the result of the 2d Cultural Policy Research Award in 2005.