“HeRe – Heritage Revivals - Heritage for Peace” inter-regional project inspires stakeholders to elevate protection of endangered cultural and natural heritage
Article published on 23-09-2019
The National Commission of Romania for UNESCO is organizing this year, in Bucharest, Romania, the inter-regional project "HeRe - Heritage Revivals - Heritage for Peace".
HeRe aims to create a platform for multi-stakeholder participatory processes, to facilitate the networking and exchange of good case practices related to the protection of cultural and natural heritage in danger, as well as raise public awareness on efforts to prevent and mitigate these dangers. The project also explores synergies between various UNESCO Conventions that protect heritage: the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (and its 2 Protocols), the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The project has 2 parts.
The first part is an international meeting, organized in Bucharest, Romania, between 23 – 27 September 2019, attended by representatives of Romanian and foreign governments, international organizations, NGOs, universities, mass-media, who will contribute with presentations and discussions on the targeted topics of the meeting. Participants will share insights, lessons learned, exchange good case practices related to the protection of cultural and natural heritage in danger, as well as raise public and society’s awareness on dangers threatening heritage, and on efforts to prevent and mitigate the dangers, in an ultimate goal to inspire one another and strengthen each other’s understanding of the topic and capacities. The participants come from 18 countries in 5 geographical regions - Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Nigeria, Romania, Serbia, Uganda, United States of America - and 2 UN entities - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), through the World Heritage Centre and the Section for Movable Heritage and Museums, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The second part of the project, which will happen throughout October and November, consists in the development of a movie and a brochure, focusing on the topics covered by the “HeRe – Heritage Revivals - Heritage for Peace” project.
We thank our partners who support „HeRe – Heritage Revivals – Heritage for Peace”: Residence Hotels Bucharest, Trust Motors, Romanian National Television, the Joint Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate for the relationship with UNESCO, the Cultural Center "Palatele Brâncovenești", the National Village Museum "Dimitrie Gusti".
Expert of the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO
Economic director of the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO