Strategy 21, the initiative that aims to promote a shared and unifying approach to cultural heritage management, has presented its plans for 2019. This year it strives to gather 32 best examples of good practices to be published as a part of “The golden collection” of good practices related to Strategy 21.
Organised by the French Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, together with the French partners in the Ministry of Culture, the publication will be presented at the CDCPP Plenary on 12-14 June 2019, at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg.
The application form on the Strategy 21 website is open to initiatives across Europe which meet the criteria for good practices. The initiatives relevant for the selection should make a difference in the way they address democracy in the society today with reference to contemporary challenges. The proposed initiatives should provide detailed descriptions highlighting the need for innovative approach, as well as obstacles encountered and lessons learned throughout the project implementation.
The 32 examples of good practices will be selected for the publication, while the rest of the approved entries will be published on the Strategy 21 website and promoted across CDCPP/Observer/Professional channels.
Examples of good practices will serve to sustain efforts towards creation of a unified approach which will direct national policies that underpin heritage protection in the context of the changing needs of society.
Strategy 21 Strategy 21 was launched in 2017 as an answer to societal, development and knowledge challenges resulting from the changes in socio-economic and cultural environment, acknowledges the need for a redefined approach to cultural heritage, and the way we understand, interact with and promote it. To address the challenges in the three components presented, the Strategy provides a total of 32 recommendations which serve to instruct policymakers, stakeholders and citizens on how to manage cultural heritage in line with the three priority components:
The promotion of social participation and good governance;
Territorial and economic sustainable development;
Increase in knowledge and education through research and training.