Revealing the Economic and Social Impacts of Cultural Heritage
Project ID: HU11-0008-PP4-2013
|Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter||Miniszterelnökség - KÖHÁT Prime Minister’s Office - Department for Cultural Heritage|
|Program Operátor/Programme Operator||Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetközi Együttműködési Programok Végrehajtási Főosztálya Prime Minister’s Office, Department for Implementation of International Co-operation Programmes|
|Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period||2014.01.01. – 2017.03.31|
|Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner||Balatoncsicsói Római Katolikus Plébánia / Balatoncsicsó Roman Catholic Parish Nivegy-Völgyi Borút Egyesület / Wine path Association of Nivegy Valley Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő Zrt. / Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. Pannon Egyetem, Gazdaságtudományi Kar, Turizmus Intézeti Tanszék / Pannon University, Economics Department, Institute of Tourism Norvég Környezetvédelmi Minisztérium, Kulturális Örökség Menedzsment Főosztály / Norwegian Ministry of Environment, Department for Cultural Heritage Management Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma / Ministry of Human Resources Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium / Ministry of Natioonal Economy|
|Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner||Riksantikvaren Kulturális Örökség Igazgatósága / Riksantikvaren Directorate for Cultural Heritage|
|Összköltség / Total budget (EUR)||282 215 671,4 HUF/ 995 821 EUR|
|EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR)||282 215 671,4 HUF/ 995 821 EUR|
Built heritage significantly contributes to GDP and creates jobs
- Our research has shown that historic buildings contribute to Hungary’s gross domestic production (GDP) by 3.64%.
The four main areas in which built heritage contributes to domestic production are tourism, real estate, construction industry, cultural and creative industries.
- It is estimated that historic buildings accounted for 875.73 billion HUF (2.91 billion EUR) of gross value added to domestic production in 2012.
- Calculations show that in 2012
- historic buildings contributed to tourism production by 186.36 billion HUF
- real estate transactions related to historic buildings produced 407.81billion HUF
- repair and maintenance of historic buildings contributed to the construction industry by 192.62 billion HUF
- the contribution of historic buildings to cultural and creative industries was 88.94 billion HUF
- Considering the four impact sectors, listed historic buildings provided 85.51 thousand jobs in 2012
- Public investment in built heritage and heritage environments have positive impact on the local economy and contribute to the strengthening of the social fabric.
People want to visit, live and work in historic areas and are willing to pay a higher price to do so
- Our research has shown that properties found in historic environments and heritage buildings carry a price premium on the residential market.
- Heritage buildings also carry a price premium on the hotel accommodation market.
- Listed historic buildings hold their value in time more than non-listed buildings.
- We have demonstrated that historic town centres have higher property values.
- A survey found that sightseeing and culture are the main motivation of travel for foreign visitors to Budapest.
- A survey in Balatonfüred has shown that people consider the existence and maintenance of historic buildings important and are willing to pay for it.
Engaging the local community and an integrated approach are key factors for the long-term success of heritage-led regeneration projects
Our case studies have shown that the impacts of built heritage and restoration projects are multiplied if key stakeholders and the community are involved.
- Through the pilot project in the Nivegy-valley in upper lake Balaton a methodological guide was produced that will help similar communities prepare for the long-term protection and sustainable management of their built heritage. The goal of the pilot project was to revitalize a former parish building into a community centre through a wider community development approach. The revitalization concept of the derelict national monument has been formulated together with the local inhabitants through community planning. The new functions and the social enterprise linked to the building were designed during planning workshops with the active participation of experts, local entrepreneurs, civil organizations, mayors and inhabitants. This process was accompanied by a series of capacity building trainings, providing local stakeholders with all the necessary knowledge to sustain the building and their own businesses. The goal was to establish an entrepreneur community, who would actively take part in the operation and upkeep of the parish house.
IT IS WORTH INVESTING IN HERITAGE!