FRH Conference 2023 – European Sustainable Religious Heritage

FRH Conference 2023 – European Sustainable Religious Heritage

REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! Save your spot here (deadline 6 April).

The FRH Biennial Conference is a high-level event that brings together members of the academia, policymakers, heritage practitioners and other relevant actors to analyse the current scenario of the religious heritage in Europe, discuss the latest developments and fuel a lively debate on the most pressing issues.

The next edition will take place in Lund, Sweden, on 20 and 21 April, followed by side visits on the 22nd. It will focus on sustainability, an issue of utmost relevance for cultural heritage as stated by the UNESCO and ICOMOS, and a priority objective on the political and cultural agenda of the European Union as reflected in the recent report “Strengthening Cultural Heritage Resilience for Climate Change.

The conference will address various facets of sustainability grouped into four sub-themes:
-Economic sustainability
-Ecological sustainability
-Social sustainability
-Cultural/Spiritual sustainability

About the theme and approach

This conference aims to broaden the scope of the 2021 Biennial Conference in Barcelona and address issues such as challenges and opportunities for achieving sustainability, examples of good practices, initiatives and debates in international, European, national and regional contexts, or sustainability awareness in religious heritage.

We will examine these issues not just from within the specific field of religious heritage, but also from an interdisciplinary perspective as they are common to many disciplines in the cultural heritage sector.

The programme

The programme is structured around the four sub-themes mentioned above. Each of the themes will be addressed with a keynote lecture, followed by thematic presentations dealing with hot topics such as the need to act against climate change threats or the worrying situation in Ukraine among others.

Our Biennial Conference will feature experts in different areas of cultural heritage to fuel the debate on the sustainability of religious heritage across Europe. You can find more information about our confirmed speakers here.

For more detailed information on the sessions and activities see the full programme.

The venue

The event will be held in Lund, a medieval town which is also home to Sweden’s second oldest university, founded in 1666. We will be conveniently located in the city centre, at Kulturen i Lund, very close to the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral.

Lund is easy to reach from Copenhagen and Malmö. There are many hotels offering good quality in this area of town.

Congress fees


  • General fee | 250 EUR/person
  • FRH members | 225 EUR/person
  • Students | 55 EUR/person (Only Bachelor’s and Master’s students)

-Saturday site visits (lunch + transport provided)| 25 EUR/person (22 April 2023)

-Participants will also have the possibility to join an informal dinner in Lund on Wednesday, 19 April at their own expense.

Register now!

FRH Members will receive a promo code via email. In case you are a full or associate member and haven’t received your code get in touch with us at and we will send it to you.

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