Within the framework of the regional project “Cultural Heritage – a Bridge towards a Shared Future”, managed by UNESCO and financed by the Italian Development Cooperation, the UNESCO Venice Office organizes a study tour on the “Sustainable management of immovable cultural heritage sites”, aimed at university students from South-East European Countries. Researcher of the CSS-Ebla takes part in the course’s activities and lectures. The full program of the course, taking place from 5 to 11 June 2011, is available here.


The one-week study tour will run from 5 to 11 June 2011 and take place along an itinerary connecting the medieval fortresses on the Danube in Serbia, considered as a case study for the presentation and discussion of issues related to the cultural heritage management, including: the application of international standards; the interplay between conservation, development and sustainability; the identification and role of relevant stakeholders in a framework of participatory approach; partnerships and fund-raising; etc.


The project is organized by the UNESCO Venice Office, together with the Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia, with the support of the Italian Development Cooperation.


The course aims to improve the institutional skills and to stimulate stakeholders’ engagement towards heritage management, through the discussion of best practices selected from an international case, paying a special attention to South-East European countries.