Before any management and promotion processes can get underway, citizens must identify their heritage and take ownership, getting involved in participatory schemes. They will feel the sense of belonging to a region and be aware of the importance of a quality living environment, stimulating their collective responsibility.

 Recommended courses of action for S7

  • Create collaborative platforms for the joint drawing up of inventories
  • Develop participatory heritage identification programmes and projects at various territorial levels, with the assistance of experts and designed for different audiences (adults, children, elderly people, etc.)
  • Provide support for theme-specific inventories
  • Encourage projects fostering the pooling of a diverse range of skills
  • Promote projects fostering the contextualisation of the items that have been identified, and making sure that by classifying them as heritage they are not divorced from their natural setting and context
  • Implement projects tying in with training sessions and public feedback sessions
  • Attach priority to inventories of endangered or threatened heritage assets

 Good practices for S7