Culture, Heritage and Diversity


Council of Europe fact-finding mission to the town of Lorca (Spain)


A multidisciplinary team of international experts recently visited Lorca (from 3 to 5 October 2011), a historic city in southern Spain severely hit by the earthquake of 11 May 2011.


Following this mission, the experts will present a report outlining an integrated rehabilitation strategy for the town, focusing on reinvestment in the town centre through housing and the promotion of heritage, and incorporating the Council of Europeís guiding principles relating to urban development and democratic governance.


This ambitious project will be based on the setting up of special legal and operational instruments.