International Workshop: Building together the future of Heritage Sites in the Balkans
Subject: Three-and-a-half day exchange workshop about heritage sites sustainable management in the Balkans, based on case studies and shared experiences.
Dates: From Monday 18 to Thursday 21 May 2020. The workshop will officially end on May 21st in Tirana with the participation of Albanian institutions related to heritage and the French Embassy.
Location: The plenary sessions will take place at Villa Franceze located on Komani site (Vau i Dejës municipality). There will be a full day on the field at Komani. The closing session will take place during an official event in Tirana.
Context and goals: The municipality of Vau i Dejës is committed to a project to create a regional natural park in order to enhance the diversity of Komani heritage resources (landscape, archaeology, vernacular heritage, etc.). Based on Komani case study and on the Grands Sites de France approach, the workshop intends to feed discussion about integrated management of heritage areas. It will also discuss the experience acquired within the Grands Sites de France national policy (coordination between preserving heritage value of sites and managing tourist flow, stimulating a socio-economic impact on the area, urban sprawl, etc.).
- 15 to 20 people
- Professionals and organizations involved in preservation, management and valorisation of Komani, of other heritage sites in the Drin Valley, Albania or the Balkan region.
- Other participants / speakers with relevant experience for the workshop
Organizers and venue:
The seminar is co-organized by the Franco-Albanian archaeological mission of Drin Valley, the municipality of Vau i Dejës and the Réseau des Grands Sites de France (RGSF), in collaboration with the Grand Site de France Bibracte-Mont Beuvray, the French Embassy in Albania, as well as the partners of the RGSF's International Francophone Centre.
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