Latest News: The consortium will convene in two roundtables organised for the end of February and the end of March. Additionally, there will be two transnational meetings, one in Belgium at the end of April and one in the UK at the beginning of May.

The first round table of the Erasmus+ project I² Identity and Innovation took place on September 27-30, 2021 as an online event.

Organized by the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism at the University of Macerata.

The Round Table: Creativity and key competencies General programme

1st day: The educational use of school photographs in the museum/in schools
2nd day: Collecting Oral histories, between the school and the museum
3rd day: Preserving the Educational heritage in schools as a learning activity
4th day: Historical schools, the built heritage, and the new technologies

For more information, visit the website.

Meetings in Leuven, Belgium

From April 25 until April 29, the Identity and Innovation consortium met for a week of hybrid meetings in Belgium. Due to COVID-19, all the previous meetings took place online, so this was an occasion to meet in person for the first time for the majority of the members.

The meetings took place, for the most part, at the Heilig Hartinstituut in Heverlee, Leuven. The meetings program was diverse and enriching, as it consisted of tours, site visits, conferences and interesting finds.

The meetings were also an opportunity to welcome the newest UK partner of the project: Harlaxton College. The next steps of the project were discussed in detail, as well as the tangible outcomes.

IDENTITY AND INNOVATION is an Erasmus+ funded project, starting from March 2021 until the end of August 2022.

The project is a cooperation between two secondary schools, two educational heritage service providers and two networking organisations in the field of cultural heritage (including EHH) from Belgium, the UK and Italy. The project partners share the desire to seek a balance between the historic value of educational heritage and the need to create innovative surroundings for schools. Through workshops, exchange of best practices and round table networking events, the educational and heritage experts involved in the project will develop and put into practice an integrated approach to make school heritage more visible, sustainable, appreciated, creative, and digitalised, thus ameliorating the well-being and the quality of living in schools. Within the project, the role of EHH, together with its Member Associations, will be to share examples of best practices from the private building heritage sector.

The kick-off meeting took place in March 2021 and further discussions are already set up.


The project consortium is composed of 6 partners from 3 different EU countries.


Universita Degli Studi di Macerata (Italy) 

The Thomas Cowley High School (United Kingdom)

Heilig Hartinstituut Pedagogische Humaniora (Belgium)

Cultureel Erfgoed Annuntiaten Heverlee vzw (Belgium) 

European Historic Houses (Belgium) 

Photoconsortium: International Consortium for Photographic Heritage (Italy)