28.01.2014 - UNESCO Venice Office

Official launch of the Revitalization of Novobërdë/Novo Brdo Fortress project

© Novo Brdo Fortress – J. Paquay

The kick off meeting of the project entitled “Revitalization of Novobërdë/Novo Brdo fortress” will take place on 29 January 2014. The event will officially inaugurate its implementation phase.

The European Union has partnered with UNESCO in this joint management project aimed at revitalizing the Novobërdë /Novo Brdo Castle through conservation and restoration efforts and managing and valorizing the municipality’s cultural heritage asset through socio-economic development initiatives.

The project “Revitalization of Novobërdë/Novo Brdo fortress”, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNESCO/UNMIK, has been developed in line with, and as part of, the European Union umbrella mission “Balanced Regional Development”.

Expected results are: the preservation and revitalization of cultural heritage asset and archeological explorations yielding in key insights on medieval Balkans; local sustainable development through the strategic management of cultural heritage asset, yielding enhanced tourism capacities and socio-economic conditions; and, public (regional/global) and educational (local) awareness of the value of cultural heritage preservation.

The launch event will start at 2pm. at the Tourist Centre of Novobërdë/Novo Brdo, Kosovo (1).

note: (1) As defined by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 from 1999




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