Skills profile for cultural heritage sector

The main purpose of this research was to identify the skills and needs in the sector of cultural heritage and other industries related, in order to elaborate a skill profile for cultural heritage managers and other professionals who are active in the heritage promotion, valorization, exploitation, mediation and interpretation.

Another important purpose of the research was to present the current practices in the training programs addressed to heritage professionals and to provide a list of needs for future training programs. Special attention was given to digital and innovative skills and to transversal skills. The findings of our research will help at the implementation of other activities in the project.

The EUHeritage desk research is based on 384 cases from 28 countries. The data were collected using online research during April-June 2019 in 28 countries by the 7 partner countries involved in the EuHeritage project (Romania, Italy, Germany, Malta, Spain, Greece and Belgium). The data were collected considering several relevant items and the project’s objectives and according to ve areas, de ned in relation to the following target groups:


  1. Area Management and Organization: Business planning; Organization development; Professional development of sta .
  2. Area Communication and Media: Audience development; Needs analysis of customers;- Media/communication strategy;
  3. Area Innovation: IT strategy implementation; Internal development of systems, applications, skills; Educational department
  4. Cross-sectorial: Creative industries; artists; Cultural tourism operators; Other SMEs or Start-ups; Educational operators

This report was written as part of the EU Heritage project funded by the European Commission.