06.04.2011 - World Heritage Centre

Registration deadline for the Master programme on "World Heritage at Work"

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The call for applications for the 4th edition of the Master programme on "World Heritage at Work" offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin and the International Training Centre of ILO, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, is now open. Interested candidates should duly apply no later than Friday 29 April 2011. The programme is intended for professionals involved in the management of World Heritage properties and/or professionals and scholars currently involved in the preservation or promotion of cultural heritage.

Culture is our legacy from the past, our current capital, and will be our legacy for future generations. It is our social and natural imprint, which characterizes our lives, our cities and our nations. Cultural goods and services, in whatever form they are expressed, will play an ever-increasing role as a development and job creation tool. The UNESCO 1972 World Heritage Convention, together with the more recent ones concerning Intangible heritage (2003) and Cultural diversity (2005) represent the most significant and successful cultural and social policies in support of preservation and promotion of Cultural Heritage. Based on this strategic goals supported by UNESCO and the sustainable local development approach there is a need of training those who are concerned with the day-to-day management of cultural activities and historic places and the production of cultural and natural goods and services.

The Master is intended to contribute to improved management of cultural resources through preparing managers and practitioners to be cultural entrepreneurs and promoters of local development, income generation and job creation, enriching the traditional conservation approach. The Programme provides a solid foundation in cultural economics, going through the value chain of cultural and natural resources. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of heritage, enabling the monitoring of their effectiveness. It also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for the preservation and promotion of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites (WHS), through the preparation of management plans and projects, including the identification of strategic activities.



For further information about the Master Course, the availability of scholarships and for all other communications, please contact the course secretariat at the International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin School of Development, at: worldheritage(at)itcilo.org; for more information, please consult: http://www.itcilo.org/masters/worldheritage

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