Safeguarding Cultural Heritage

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Painting featuring scenes of life

Safeguarding and promoting cultural heritage in all its forms –tangible and intangible, cultural and natural, movable and immovable- are key to achieving dialogue, sustainable development and social cohesion.

Throughout its programmes, and in cooperation with all relevant partners and stakeholders, the Venice Office supports and coordinates efforts towards national and regional policy development, conservation and rehabilitation, as well as capacity-building and monitoring actions in South-East Europe.  

Safeguarding endangered languages

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Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

Half of the 6,700 languages spoken today are in danger of disappearing before the century ends, a process that can be slowed only if urgent action is taken by governments and speaker communities.

UNESCO’s Endangered Languages Programme mobilizes international cooperation to focus attention on this grave situation and to promote innovative solutions from communities, experts and authorities - More

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