Rounding off the 2024 Edition of the Academy in Genoa.

The on-site workshop of the “Academy on UNESCO Designations and Sustainable Development” has successfully come to a conclusion. From May 15th to May 17th 2024, participants engaged in insightful discussions and inspiring exchanges of ideas, making the 2024 Academy a truly enriching journey.

Here’s an overview of the main highlights:

DAY 1 | Starting off at Palazzo Ambrogio di Negro for an introductory session, the participants later explored some of the Palazzi dei Rolli: Palazzo Spinola, Palazzo Rosso, and Palazzo della Meridiana. The afternoon unfolded at the Blue District Village, featuring the panel “Interpretation, Accessibility, and Engagement” and the workshop “Investing in Cultural Resources to Enhance Heritage Interpretation and Community Development.”

DAY 2 | The focus was on social inclusion and community engagement, first visiting MadLab 2.0 and other local cultural hubs, later followed by a guided tour of Genoa’s rich history and urban development at the old harbor area. The afternoon sessions included the panel “Resilience and Climate Adaptation” and the workshop “UNESCO as a Tool to Improve the Resilience and Livelihood of Cities.”

DAY 3 | Rounding off the workshop at Fondazione Garrone with a restitution session. Participants presented their innovative strategies and investment proposals to enhance Genoa’s cultural resources and generate a positive impact on the local community. This inspiring session culminated in sharing insights with members of the Municipality of Genoa.

Expressing a heartfelt thank you to all participants and institutions for making the 2024 Edition a resounding success. Looking forward to future editions of the Academy to delve deeper into UNESCO Designations and foster growth and collaborative actions in the cultural sector.