Mission and vision

Mission of Herita

Herita strengthens and stimulates support for heritage in Flanders. We bring heritage actors together, develop immovable heritage and engage the general public.

We convert experiences in the field of development, management and access to immovable heritage into expertise to support and strengthen the sector. In everything we do we work together with other parties in order to bundle knowledge and increase effectiveness.

Herita's vision

In 2025 Flanders will have a thriving heritage sector in which professionals, volunteers and organizations in the field of immovable, movable and immaterial heritage will work together structurally and complement and strengthen each other. The heritage sector organizes a Heritage Day for both movable and immovable heritage.  This annual event attracts more than 500,000 visitors.

Via digital media, the general public can easily find their way to heritage sites and events, both on Heritage Day and throughout the year. Herita participates in a paid cultural annual pass that gives the public unlimited access to monuments. Part of the annual fee goes back to the participating real estate heritage managers. Herita has structural cooperation agreements with strategic partners to further maximize the support base for heritage.

By 2025, Herita will be a center of knowledge and expertise for real estate heritage known and recognized by civil society in the sector and by public authorities. Owners, managers and associations of immovable heritage know where to find Herita and are so satisfied with the services they receive from Herita that they are willing to pay for them. Herita cooperates in this field with other heritage knowledge centers in Flanders and abroad.

In order to give their own sites optimal attention, they are developed and managed in a separate unit (competence center) of Herita. Within this unit Herita cooperates structurally and on a project basis with strategic partners in the field of financing, development, management and access to immovable heritage. The development of new sites and the transfer of (out)developed sites are part of the main process of this department. The knowledge and expertise built up in this department is converted into knowledge products for civil society in the sector.