The enlarged concept of heritage and participatory governance require additional resources such as public-private partnerships. The Administrations should care for appropriate ethical codes to preserve the nature, integrity and meaning of heritage.

 Recommended courses of action for S10

  • Identify firms likely to be interested in a partnership to promote heritage
  • Enlist the competent bodies (consular chambers, groups of firms, sponsorship groups) to create and encourage partnerships
  • Raise awareness among potential partners concerning the benefits of heritage for society
  • Draft charters setting out the ethical standards to be upheld by the partners in a project: what is required of them and the benefits they can expect
  • Step up the search for alternative sources of funding for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage and for ad hoc enhancement and promotion operations
  • Take appropriate steps to encourage patronage and sponsorship of the cultural heritage
  • Support training worksites and operations where volunteers work alongside professionals
  • Support and encourage voluntary work
  • Encourage all sorts of contributions: time, materials, loan of tools, etc.
  • Encourage financial contributions from citizens for heritage projects affecting them in order to instil a sense of responsibility and strengthen links with cultural institutions and the public authorities (e.g. crowdfunding)

 Good practices for S10