Citizens’ involvement in the cultural heritage field is proving to be more relevant than ever. In the light of the important effects of the present COVID-19 crisis on the heritage sector, all stakeholders, including authorities (local, regional and national), heritage communities and civil society representatives, may be looking for new ways of contributing to the management of our common cultural heritage.
The Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society opts for an enhanced definition of heritage, recognising that its management is not simply a matter of a top-down approach, but that what is required is bottom-up, people-driven action, empowering citizens and heritage communities to take an active part in (re) defining the values and meanings this heritage entails.
In this context, the new Faro Convention brochure aims at fostering joint action in the cultural heritage sector by civil society and authorities at various levels, presenting examples of the Faro Convention principles being applied in concrete cases, inspiring exchanges and opinion sharing, as well as bringing the Faro Convention to the public at large.
The Faro Convention is thus part of the change in the way we perceive heritage and it implies the active involvement of all stakeholders, taking into account their views, interests and considerations.
Please download the new Brochure
We hope you will enjoy (re)discovering the Faro Convention!