The conference is organised by the European Commission in cooperation with International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and aims to promote a public debate on quality principles in EU funded interventions on cultural heritage. It is a key event of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, organised in the framework of the European Initiative no. 6 - Cherishing heritage.
The last years there has been a change in the perception of the benefits that cultural heritage brings to our culture, the economy, the environment and the society as a whole.
This has led to many new unanswered questions like: How to avoid wiping centuries of history and cultural values, in the attempt to give cultural heritage a ‘second life? How to ensure that decisions are based on ethical principles, balanced cultural and historical analysis, justified policies for sustainable development and responsible long-term spatial visions? How to balance the respect of values attributed by local communities to their cultural heritage over time with contemporary needs and lifestyles?
The conference will be a unique opportunity to discuss and promote debate, research and the exchange of good practices on these topics. Panel sessions will address the issue of quality looking at guiding principles, life cycle and governance.
For more information about the conference, please visit the event page.
The conference venue is being provided courtesy of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
More information on the programme will follow soon.