27.11.2012 - Culture Sector

Technical meeting: "Development of a guide and training modules on tourism of memory", UNESCO, Paris, from 11 to 12 December 2012


The Slave Route Project will organize a technical meeting the 11th and 12th of December 2012 at UNESCO headquarter (Paris room XIV) on the elaboration of a methodological guide and trainings modules, designed for cultural actors, for the implementation and the development of the tourism of memory related to the slave trade and slavery.

 This meeting will bring together international experts working on the elaboration of the conceptual guide for the managers of itineraries of memory, specialists of training, operators of the tourism of memory and representatives of NGOs working on the valorization of this memory, from various region of the world (Africa, Americas, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Europe).

 This meeting will permit to (I) review the progress of work on the guide, (II) define guidelines for the preparation of training modules, (III) develop a dissemination strategy for the guide and the modules and (IV) discuss the modalities of operation of the International Network of sites of memory created in Brasilia the 22th of august.

At the end of the meeting, a tour of different Paris’s places related to the memory of slave trade and slavery will be organized the 13th of December for the attendees. This original itinerary will permit them to discover the marks left by this memory in the architectural heritage of Paris.

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