The social value of cultural heritage in Europe:
Ministerial Conference in
"the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
A Conference took place in Skopje from 24-25 September 2010 to discuss the social value of cultural heritage in Europe. In the year marking the 25th anniversary of the
European Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage (Granada Convention, 1985) and the planned entry into force of the
Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro, 2005),
"the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" organised this conference as part of its 6-month Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The evolution in the concept of integrated conservation of heritage from the Granada Convention to the Faro Convention has connected heritage to its social and economic values and placed it at the centre of development strategies. Ministers of Culture from the Council of Europe’s member States, together with representatives of international and non-governmental organisations were invited to join and support the
The "Skopje Agenda" will reinforce ongoing regional programmes in order to demonstrate how integrated projects, inspired by the objectives of the Faro Convention, can effectively contribute to new heritage-led regeneration models of development. It will also allow member States to report on how implementing the conventions adds value to the daily lives of European citizens and will enable them to be proactive in recommending normative or methodological adjustments in future projects and policies.
(Photo : Vasko Naumovski, Deputy Prime Minister of "the
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"/ Elizabeta Kancheska Milevska,
Minister of Culture of "the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia" / Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Director General of Education, Culture & Heritage, Youth & Sport)