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Sustainable management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest

First thematic expert consultation meeting focused on South-Eastern and Mediterranean Europe (2016)

© © Nicolas Economou Photography - Rila Monastery – Bulgaria

Thanks to the support of Bulgaria, the first Thematic expert consultation meeting on sustainable management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest, focused on Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe (2016), will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 16 to 18 February 2016.

Experts designated by the States Parties in the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Holy See, Israel, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey) will present their case-studies in order to illustrate the main challenges in governance, management and use of World Heritage properties of religious interest. The representatives of the religious communities living/managing/using World Heritage properties are also invited to participate in the meeting and present their examples of involving religious communities in the management and use of World Heritage properties.

Objective

The main objective of this Expert Meeting is to contribute to the development, by the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, of the thematic paper proposing to States Parties general guidance regarding the management of their cultural and natural heritage of religious interest in compliance with the national specificities, as requested by the World Heritage Committee. 

Adopted conclusions
and recommendations


Adopted conclusions and recommendations

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Programme


Programme PRI-SM meeting
 
11-02-2016

The participants of the meeting will be invited to discuss relevant issues during 3 working sessions, and to develop draft recommendations to be adopted at the closing session of this consultation meeting.

Our hope is that this meeting will serve as a model for future regional consultations in support of UNESCO’s work to implement the World Heritage Committee Decisions on heritage of religious interest.

Documents
Venue

Room IX,
UNESCO Headquarters,
7 Place de Fontenoy,
75007 Paris, France

Contact

Ms Anna Sidorenko
Coordinator, Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
a.sidorenko@unesco.org


List of Participants

Members of the World Heritage Centre
/ Advisory Bodies Steering Group

Ms Anna Sidorenko
Coordinator, Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest
UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Dr Britta Rudolff
ICOMOS expert
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on religious heritage

Dr Josep-Maria Mallarach
IUCN expert
World Commission of Protected Areas
Specialist Group “Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas”

Mr Gamini Wijesuriya
Project Manager
ICCROM expert - Sites unit

International Experts
and Invited Speakers

Dr Dionigi Albera
Senior researcher at CNRS, « Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique »
Research Director of IDEMEC, « Institut d'Ethnologie Méditerranéenne, Européenne et Comparative »
Aix Marseille University 

Ms Daniela Arroyo Barrantes
PhD Candidate in Archaeology at Cambridge University
Cambridge 

Mr Mounir Bouchenaki
Director of the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage

Mrs Marie Cornu
Research Director of CNRS, « Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique »
Director of CECOJI, « Centre de recherche du Droit du patrimoine culturel»
University of Poitiers

Mr Doudou Diène
Expert du Haut Commissariat Des Nations Unies Aux Droits de l'Homme sur la Prevention de l'Incitation à la haine religieuse,nationale et raciale
President du Board de la Coalition Internationale des Sites de conscience
Vice President du Conseil Scientifique de L'Institut Internationale de Recherche de Politique de Civilisation d'Edgar Morin.

Dr Yonca Erkan
UNESCO Chair Holder
Chair on Management and Promotion of World Heritage Sites: New Media and Community Involvement at Khadir Has University in Istanbul
Member of ICOMOS ISC – PRERICO

Dr Anne Fornerod
Researcher at « Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique »
UMR 7354 DRES - Droits et religions
Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de l'Homme d'Alsace
University of Strasbourg

 Ms Laurence Fouqueray
Chef du département des édifices cultuels et historiques
Direction des Affaires Culturelles
Mairie de Paris

Ms Marie Monfort
Responsable de la Conservation des Oeuvres d’Art Religieuses et civiles
Direction des Affaires Culturelles
Mairie de Paris

Mr Kreidi, Joseph
Programme Officer for Culture
Focal Point for Recovery & Reconstruction
UNESCO Regional Office – Beirut

Prof Gloria Pungetti
Professor at University of Cambridge UK and IUAV University of Venice IT 

Mr Ole Søe Eriksen
World Heritage Centre expert

Dr Michael Turner
Professor 
UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation Studies, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
Founding member of ICOMOS ISC – PRERICO

Mr Jin Yung Woo
Advisor on Tourism and Culture
United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

Mr Christoper Young
General rapporteur of the Meeting

States Parties Representatives

Albania

Mrs Arta Dollani
General Director, National Focal Point
Institute of Cultural Monuments

Mrs. Marsela Demaj
Urban Planner / specialist of restoration
Institute of Cultural Monuments
Regional Centre for Conservation and Restoration

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Ms Milijana Okilj
Head of Department for Cultural-Historical Heritage
Republic Institute for Protection of Cultural-Historical and Natural Heritage of Republika Srpska

Bulgaria

Dr Zornitza Grekova-Stefanova
Deputy Permanent Delegate of Bulgaria to UNESCO 

Mrs Georgeta Nazarska
Professor Cultural Heritage
State University of Library Studies and IT, Sofia

Mrs Stela Duleva
Architect
President of the organisation "AB ORTHODOX" LTD

Croatia

Mr. Radoslav Buzancic
Head of the Conservation Department in Split

Cyprus

Dr Christodoulos Hadjichristodoulou
Director of the Bank of Cyprus Historical Archives
Consultant on Cultural Heritage for the Bishopric of Morfou

Dr Marina Solomidou – Ieronymidou
Director
 Department of Antiquities
Ministery of Transport, Communications and Works

France

Mr Olivier Poisson
Conservateur général du Patrimoine
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (France)
Inspection des Patrimoines

Greece

Dr. Eugenia Gerousi
Focal point for World Heritage
Head of the Directorate of Byzantine and Post-byzantine Antiquities
Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

Mr Thymio Papayannis
Integrated management coordinator of Mount Athos
Holy Community of Mount Athos

Holy See

Mgr Francesco Follo
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNESCO
Permanent Observer Mission to the Holy See to UNESCO

Israel

Mr Guy Kav Venaki
Acting Chair of the Israel World Heritage Com
Ministry of Education
Israel National Commission for UNESCO

Italy

Mrs Adele Cesi
Focal Point for World Heritage Convention
Architect Director Coordinator
General Secretariat – Coordination and International Affairs
Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism

Mrs. Francesca Riccio
Architect Director Coordinator
General Secretariat – Coordination and International Affairs
Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism

Malta

Dr Ray Bondin
Council Member of the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation

Ms Cynthia de Giorgio
Curator of St John’s Co-Cathedral
The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation

Montenegro

Mrs. Dragica Ponorac
Ambassador
Permanent Delegate of Montenegro to UNESCO

Portugal

Luiz Pinho Lopez
Architect
Direção Geral do Patrimonio
Cultural Department of Cultural Assets
Ministery of Culture

Russian Federation

Mr Vladimir Tsvetnov
Director of the Department for State Protection of the Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Theophanes Ashurkov
Manager of Kazan diocese
Leader of Tatarstan archdiocese
Kazan diocese Administration of Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy)

Mrs Tatiana Larionova
Executive Director of the Republican Fund for the Revivial of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Tatarstan
Deputy Chairperson of the Republic of Tatarstan State Council

Mr Kamil Samigullin
Mufti
International department of the Centralized religious organization - Muslim Religious Board of the Republic of Tatarstan

Mr Arseny Mironov
Director of the Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage named after D.S. Likhachev

Ms Nadezhda Filatova
Head of the World Heritage and International Communication Centre
Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage named after D.S. Likhachev

Mr Fargat Mukhametov
Director of Bolgar state historical architectural museum-reserve 

Mr Artem Silkin
Director of the State Museum reserve “Island-City Sviyazhsk”

Mrs Svetlana Khabibullina
Interpreter at the Kazan Kremlin Museum Reserve - Travel department

Serbia

Mr Vladimir Dzamic
Department for Research, Protection and Documenting
Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia

Spain

Mrs Margarita Lopez Diaz
Responsible for cultural activities and protocol
Cathedral of Seville

Mrs Mariola Andonegui
Coordinator of Emilianensis
Fundación San Millán de la Cogolla

Mrs Almudena Martinez
General coordinator
Fundación San Millán de la Cogolla

Mr Eduardo Rodriguez
Executive Director of Culture and Tourism and Vice-president
Fundación San Millán de la Cogolla

Ms Mercedes Marin Sanchez
Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Spain to UNESCO

Turkey

Ms Zeynep Aktüre
Assistant Professor
Member of Tangible Cultural Heritage Committee
Turkish National Commission for UNESCO

Mr Davut Gazi Benli
Head of Foreign Affairs Department and
Member of UNESCO Tangible Cultural Heritage Committee
Prime Ministry Directorate General for Foundations

Dr Adnan Ertem
General Director of Foundations (Awaqf)
Prime Ministry Directorate General for Foundations

Ms Esin Serttaş Yaren
Restoration Architect (MS)
Foreign Affairs Department
Prime Ministry Directorate General for Foundations

Sovereign order of Malta

Prof. Maurizio Iaccarino
Deputy Permanent Observer
Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to UNESCO

When
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
00:00
Thursday, 18 February 2016
00:00
Where
Room IX, UNESCO Headquarters, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris