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The essential goal is to draw on the renown of the European Heritage Days and the influence which they
now wield in order to give concrete expression to the principles affirmed Europe-wide by the Faro Framework
Convention (Portugal, 27 October 2005):

  • developing the feeling of a “heritage community” in Europe based on recognition of a specific heritage and a commitment to promoting it;
  • encouraging European citizens to lay claim to multiple cultural belonging, encouraging them to identify with both the specific heritage of their region or community and the common heritage of Europe;
  • lastly, encouraging a conception of the heritage as an added value for intercultural dialogue and sustainable development for individuals and society.

The European Heritage Days can therefore provide a valuable means of securing an integrated approach to
managing the cultural heritage at all levels in the various countries. This approach takes account of the need for the public to participate in the “heritagisation” process, from the identification of heritage items to their enhancement, through their protection and restoration (if necessary).  Extract by Michel Kneubühler HANDBOOK ON THE EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS

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The Heritage Days in Review was a report published in 2010, a paper reviewing the European Heritage Days and which centrally sustained the validity that European Heritage remains a force for Good in contemporary democratic Europe where defense of human rights, democracy and the rule of law remain as core values.

It is the understanding that diverse heritage values can be the basis for intercultural dialogue, we have come to understand that heritage reaches beyond the preservation of landowners, monuments and elitist cultural artifacts.

With the understanding that broader definitions and wider audience participation, heritage is a priceless contributor to cohesiveness in society and by definition European Heritage Day’s should be European-wide program to enhance appreciation a diversity of cultures within each country and beyond national borders.

European Heritage Days 2012, celebrates it’s 5th European Heritage Forum in Nicosia, an annual cultural meeting that places cultural and heritage management at…

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