Within the three-year RESTAURA project, which deals with the revitalization of historic buildings through public-private partnership schemes, the closing conference was held in Ljubljana on 3 April 2019 where some of the project results were presented. Beside the two very interesting round tables dedicated to the revitalization of cultural heritage and the public-private partnership, scientific research on these topics has also been presented. Cultural heritage is confronted with the challenges of revitalization, whereby the financial challenges are particularly significant. In this respect, innovative approaches, such as public-private partnerships, are gaining greater attention. The application of a public-private partnership in the revitalization of cultural heritage is not a recipe that can be applied to every case study, but represents an interesting possibility or an opportunity for the heritage which is potentially threatened by decay. The scientists have pointed out the need to develop management plans for cultural assets and to evaluate them, mentioned the need to coordinate them with the European Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century, pointed to the need for a participatory approach to decision-making and management of cultural assets, compared the approach of public-private partnerships with investment approach and emphasized the need to involve potential investors in the process of developing cultural asset management plans.

Furthermore, the results of the pilot projects, which are being prepared for the revitalization of cultural heritage through public-private partnerships in the cities of Buzet, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Bratislava and Nova Gorica were also presented.

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