17.03.2010 -

Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe : Sixth Ministerial Conference to be held in Montenegro

Museum of King Nikola” © Lazar Pejovic

UNESCOVENICE news (Montenegro) 16-03-2010 : Ministers of Culture of South-East European countries will meet on 23 April 2010 in Cetinje, Montenegro, to reinforce regional co-operation for the enhancement of  shared cultural heritage.

The Ministers of culture of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia will gather in Cetinje for the sixth Ministerial Conference on Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe. The event, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Media of Montenegro with the support of the UNESCO Office in Venice, is the continuation of the regional cooperation initiative "Cultural Heritage - a Bridge Towards a Shared Future", launched during the First Ministerial Conference held in Mostar on 2004 and followed by the Conferences in Venice (2005), Ohrid (2006), Zadar (2007), and Bucharest (2008).

After completion of a first five years’ cycle of joint activities, the Sixth Ministerial Conference will offer the opportunity to assess progress achieved so far and to pave the way for new avenues of cooperation. Building on the need to develop new regional strategic approaches for the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage, and to reaffirm the key role of culture in enhancing dialogue and sustainable development, the Conference will aim at defining and approving a new Action Plan for the region.

As a Side Event of the Conference, the UNESCO Office in Venice will present a photographic exhibition focusing on the various projects implemented throughout this regional initiative, thanks to the generous contribution of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Cooperazione Italiana. The inauguration of the exhibition will take place on 23 April after the conclusion of the Conference, at the Atelier Dado, in Cetinje.

webpage : http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=47516&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Link : www.see-heritage.org

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