From the 21st to the 24th of March Ivrea will host the on-site phase of the 2022-2023 edition of the Academy on UNESCO Designations and Sustainable Development, a capacity building programme born from the collaboration between Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture and UNESCO through the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe in Venice.

Its main objective is to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, through the advancement of institutional and professional capacities of managing authorities, communities and relevant operators from different UNESCO designations from both the Culture and Science sectors.

Ivrea was chosen as location for this year’s workshop because of Fondazione Santagata’s work on the territory, knowing the positive outcomes that may spring from the interlacing of recent local experiences with those of the Academy.

The city of Ivrea, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2018 as “Ivrea, Industrial City of the 20th Century‘ and elected ‘Italian Book Capital of 2022‘, has undertaken in recent years a path of territorial development on the basis of the valorisation of its history, tradition and cultural heritage. Fondazione Santagata is accompanying the town in this process with the adaptation of the Site Management Plan and the design of a community development programme for the local community.

Participants will attend a workshop where they will have the opportunity to discover the local heritage and exchange ideas in working groups on the Management Plan of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century”.

The programme will also include visits to the town, its cultural and historical landmarks, and to the Visitor Centre.