Tips and case studies for inclusive and accessible events and activities
This toolkit is the result of a research and development project in 2019/2020 supported by European Heritage Days funding through the Council of Europe and the European Commission. It was led by a research partnership comprising Scottish Civic Trust’s Doors Open Days National Coordinator Nicola Godsal and Diverse Heritage Officer Jennifer Novotny, and The National Trust’s Heritage Open Days’ Head of Producing Annie Reilly and draws on the experience and input of other European Heritage Days’ National Coordinators and a range of partners and participants.
This toolkit reflects our own experiences over a short period of time. It is by no means exhaustive. We recognise this is a complex and significant subject area but hope this toolkit is a useful gateway into ensuring European Heritage Days are for and by everyone. We hope to develop it and deliver an updated version in the future.
This toolkit includes case studies and tips based on the writers' experiences, as well as tools you can use or adapt to your local contexts.
The toolkit is for groups, volunteers, venues, national and regional coordinators, and anyone else involved in organising European Heritage Days' events. The
toolkit is divided into easy to read sections called ‘themes’. These stand-alone themes are designed to be downloaded or printed individually to support your own needs and interests This toolkit is version 1, and was created in early 2020. We hope to regularly review this toolkit.
if you have additions or updates to share please email: European Heritage Days [email protected]