Citizen participation is part of the democratic process. It enables people to enjoy heritage while acknowledging their individual and collective responsibility for it. We need to identify existing practices and assess their effectiveness and impact to consolidate the accomplished and to develop other lines of action.

 Recommended courses of action for S5

  • Identify the barriers to citizen participation and put forward proposed solutions
  • Assess existing practices and methods with a view to developing citizen participation in the governance of cultural heritage: identification, description, interpretation, promotion
  • Based on the findings of that assessment, adapt existing procedures to improve citizen participation
  • Implement new participatory approaches

 Good practices for S5