Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe

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Recognizing the vital importance of shared heritage as a necessary step to further dialogue, reconciliation and mutual understanding, UNESCO supports, in close cooperation with the Italian Government, annual Ministerial conferences on Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe.

Launched in 2004 in Mostar, this high-level regional initiative, entitled “Cultural Heritage: a Bridge towards a shared future”, serves as a political platform of discussion and enhances regional frameworks of cultural cooperation. http://www.see-heritage.org/

Background on the Conferences

“The success of the first Ministerial conference on Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe, held in Mostar in 2004, has led to the institutionalization of the process, in the form of yearly ministerial conferences, held on a rotating basis in all participating countries.

The conferences are organized by the governments of the host countries, with the support of UNESCO. Operational follow-up activities are managed and implemented by UNESCO Venice Office, thanks to a Trust Fund for Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe funded by the Italian Government”.

  • The Seventh Ministerial Conference organised by the Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society, was held on 10 June 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia
  • The Sixth Ministerial Conference organised by the Ministry of Culture was held on 23 April 2010 in Cetinje, Montenegro
  • The Fifth Ministerial Conference was held in Bucharest, Romania, on 20 September 2008, hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs
  • The Fourth Ministerial Conference hosted by the Ministry of Culture took place in Zadar, Croatia, on 10 September 2007
  • The Third Ministerial Conference held in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on the shores of the Ohrid lake, on 3-4 November 2006 was organised by the Ministry of Culture
  • The Second Ministerial Conference was held in Venice, Italy, on 24-26 November 2005 and organised by the Italian government
  • The First Ministerial conference on cultural heritage in South-Eastern Europe (SEE), which took place in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 19 July 2004, was organised by the Government of Italy in collaboration with UNESCO

Ministries of Culture - Partner Countries

This initiative, supported by the Government of Italy,  benefits the countries of the Stability Pact for South-East Europe” : Albania | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia | Italy | Republic of Moldova | Montenegro | Romania | Serbia

Italian Regions

Regione Toscana | Regione Umbria | Regione Veneto

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