XI European Mountain Convention on ”Cultural Heritage as an Engine for Creativity, Innovation and Socioeconomic Development of Mountain areas”

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The XI European Mountain Convention will be organized on 25-27 September 2018 in Vatra Dornei, Romania, by Euromontana in collaboration with the Agency for Mountain Areas (AZM, Romania).

It will focus on the tangible and intangible cultural heritage in mountain areas and on how this strategic resource, inherited from the past, can be a key asset for developing sustainable and attractive mountain areas in the future.

It will enhance the role of European mountain areas, their communities and their cultural heritage in addressing the challenges of the future, disclosing larger perspectives and creating new opportunities.

During this European Mountain Convention, mountain actors, being, researchers, policy-makers, officers of development agencies, farmers, tourism actors, practitioners will:

  • Have an overview of strategies to better valorize cultural heritage in mountain areas particularly in the context of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage;
  • Explore responses/actions of mountain actors to enhance cultural heritage in mountain areas and benefit from opportunities, and facilitate exchange of ideas between mountain stakeholders so that they can compare, improve and transfer good practices at regional and local levels;
  • Develop a cultural heritage strategy for Euromontana with a lobbying strategy and an action plan to implement in the coming years at EU, national, regional and local levels.

The draft agenda is available in English here  – in French and in Romanian.

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