Citizens must be able to express their expectations and be involved in managing their heritage. The authorities must enable the exercise of this cultural heritage-related right, setting up the framework to allow people assess specific aspects of the cultural heritage they wish to preserve and pass on to future generations.

 Recommended courses of action for S6

  • Adapt existing laws and procedures in order to develop partnerships between the various levels of authority, local authorities and all relevant stakeholders
  • Encourage reflection and public debate on the cultural heritage issues at stake and the directions that should be taken
  • Invite citizens to take part in heritage inventories, surveys and protection work, validated by experts to ensure the appropriate level of quality
  • Use every possible means to facilitate citizen participation in the process of identifying, studying, interpreting, protecting, preserving and presenting the cultural heritage
  • Facilitate the collection of participatory financial resources
  • Draw up charters for the involvement of heritage communities in public action
  • Encourage the drafting of regional development and planning documents based on heritage as an asset, with the involvement of the population

 Good practices for S6