SUSTCULT: Achieving SUSTainability through an integrated approach to the management of CULTural heritage
Programme: South-East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme – priority 4
Duration: 36 months
Lead Partner: City of Venice
Partnership: SUSTCULT involves 12 institutions from 7 countries (Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Romania and Hungary, FYROM and Albania) constituting a well-balanced partnership with a strong territorial relevance. 3 local authorities, 1 National authority, 2 universities, 3 development agencies, 1 chamber of commerce and industry, 1 NGO and 1 international organisation (observer).
• City of Venice – Italy
• University of Ca' Foscari - Interuniversity Centre for Research and Advanced Learning - Italy
• University of Nova Gorica - Slovenia
• Regional Development Agency of Northern Primorska ltd. Nova Gorica - Slovenia
• European of Cultures Forum: Adriatic-Ionian Chapter (CulturePolis) - Greece
• National Institute for Heritage - Romania
• Local Development Agency of Bacau - Romania
• Chamber of Commerce and Industry Veszprém - Ungery
• Municipality of Ohrid – Rupublic of Macedonia
• Municipality of Berat - Albania
• Regional Directorate of National Culture – Albania
• UNESCO Venice Office – Italy
Many valuable heritage sites in the South East Europe region are under pressure. Improving the effectiveness of cultural sites management is a priority and a great cultural and political challenge throughout the region.
The SUSTCULT approach is that cultural heritage has a social and ecological intrinsic significance which shall be safeguarded as a source of sustainable development (SD).
The SUSTCULT project's main objective is to improve the effectiveness of heritage sites management through the development of a common methodology capable of valorising the complexity of the SEE cultural heritage.
The expected joint results of the project are:
• Improved local and transnational collaboration through the involvement of key stakeholders;
• Increased awareness among wider public and stakeholders of the SEE heritage value and its potential for attracting financial resources and sustainable growth;
• Shared knowledge and geo-referenced information on cultural heritage;
• Transferable framework for the sustainable management of heritage;
• Greater institutional capacity in management and promotion of heritage;
• Greater use of ICT for mapping and promoting cultural resources;
• Improved management and integration of cultural heritage sites in planning instruments;
• Better understanding and knowledge of market opportunities and strategies for increasing attractiveness of targeted sites and income generation.
Project Manager: Prof. Umberto Margiotta
Researcher: Katia Basili
Researcher: Annalisa Zapperini
Financial administration: Roberta D’Argenio
Web Project Manager: Roberta Scuttari
Secretary: Silvana Adami