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Capacity-building workshop for the finalization and implementation of the Management Plan for the World Heritage site Stari Ras and Sopocani

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Vieux Ras avec Sopocani

No heritage management plan has been completed or adopted in Serbia so far. Currently, a plan for the World Heritage site Gamzigrad – Romuliana is in the final stage of preparation and it is expected to be soon ready for public review. The preparation of a plan for the Stećci medieval tombstone as part of the nomination dossier is also underway, while the preparation of a plan for Stari Ras and Sopoćani is hugely delayed.

‘Stari Ras and Sopoćani’ is inscribed on the World Heritage list since 1979. Although several years have passed since the initial drafting of the document, the scarce awareness, involvement and ownership by the local communities with regard to the preparation of Plan, combined with an insufficient dialogue among the relevant stakeholders (representatives of the state planning and preservation institutions at both central and local level, representatives of religious communities, NGOs, the private sector, etc.) have severely hampered the process.

Accordingly, the establishment of a broad and inclusive participatory approach seems to be the top priority for the definition of a shared and high-quality planning document, as well as for its future implementation.


Type of Event Working group
Start 26.03.2014 08:00 local time
End 28.03.2014 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point SESUM, Sinisa
Organizer Serbian Ministry of Culture
Contact Sinisa Sesum at s.sesum@unesco.org
Country Serbia
City Stari Ras and Sopocani
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
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