Culture: Euromed Heritage, closing conference will be in Fez

Focus on recommendations on new strategy for 2013-2020

17 January, 14:22

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JANUARY 17 - The Euromed Heritage programme holds its closing conference next week around the theme 'Towards a new strategy for cultural heritage in the Mediterranean'. The event will take place on 21-23 January 2013, in Fez, Morocco.

The conference, according to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu) will focus on the achievements of Euromed Heritage and how best to build on them for the future of Mediterranean cultural heritage. The resulting recommendations should propose orientations for future strategic changes, adjusting the vision to meet the present conditions and needs: part of this vision is an enhanced and better defined role of civil society groups and the private sector, their relationship with the authorities, and the framework within which collaboration among them could occur.

These recommendations should contribute towards the formulation of a new strategy for cultural heritage for 2013-2020. Participants will include representatives of the authorities in partner countries of the EU, representatives of civil society organisations, and professional practitioners.

Euromed Heritage is funded by the European Union in the context of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). Between 1998 and 2007, 57 million euros were allocated for the financing of 32 projects. With a budget of 17 million euros, the current phase of the programme, Euromed Heritage 4, has financed 12 projects over the period 2008-2013. The specific objective of this phase is to support Mediterranean populations in the ownership of their cultural heritage at both national and regional levels, by facilitating their access to education and knowledge of their cultural heritage. (ANSAmed).

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