CSS-Ebla cooperates with the Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ICVBC) for the development and promotion of the application forms for the UNESCO Recommendation for Historic Urban Landscape to preserve, develop and manage Italian old town centres and international historical cities.
This project is based on the opportunity of connection between preservation and development methods for the old town centres. This has been an important topic for years for many italian cities and it is part of the International partnership in the field of the HUL Recommendation approved in 2001 by UNESCO. Among these, there are the bilateral project between Italy and China promoted by ICVBC and WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute for Training and Research in Asia and Pacific) about the historical cities of Priverno and Tongli.