The INHERIT Focus group event concluded successfully on the 4th November at Middlesex University in London. Middlesex University (www.mdx.ac.uk) is an INHERIT partner.
The event aimed at developing themes and ideas that will be addressed and further developed in the seminar event to be organized In February in Ravenna by INHERIT partner Fondazione Flaminia (http://www.fondazioneflaminia.it/). The INHERIT focus event was organized MED-SEC Associates and Middlesex University faculty Dr. Costas Priporas, Dr. Simon Best, Dr. Shasha Zhao and MED-SEC co-founder and Professor at Middlesex University, Marina Papanastassiou.
The participants of the focus groups provided unique information which will help the project provide well informed learning material.
Among the events organized was a Workshop on Cultural Heritage as a Generator of Sustainable Development. The role of Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities which was hosted at Hendon Town Hall.
Workshop speakers gave excellent presentations on various aspects of cultural heritage leading to a stimulating discussion. Speakers and topics of presentations included:
Professor George Mergos, Athens University and MEDSEC, Greece: "Public Awareness on the Value of Cultural Heritage"
Professor Terence Jackson, Middlesex University Business School, UK: “Indigenous practices in the informal economy and sustainability in Africa”
Dr. Attila Marton, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark: “Digitization and Datafication of Cultural Heritage: Platforms, Social Media and Big Data”.