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30 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 14742)  

 
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Title Reconstruction Implementation Commission for Orthodox Religious Sites in Kosovo (RIC) 
Description Within the framework of the Regional Programme for cultural and natural heritage in South East Europe [Component B - Integrated rehabilitation project plan / Survey of the architectural and archaeological heritage (IRPP/SAAH) jointly implemented by the CoE and the EC], the RIC was in charge of overseeing the reconstruction process of 34 Orthodox monuments and sites damaged in March 2004. The RIC includes a Technical Unit, set up to support and carry out its administrative tasks. 
Status Completed 
Date 20/02/2006 - 31/08/2006 
Location Pristina, Kosovo*
Countries Others: Kosovo*
  Bilateral
  Joint Programme Activity - IRPP-SAAH 2
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP IRPP-SAAH 2 - Culture 2000 - Integrated Rehabilitation Project Plan - Survey on Architectural and Archaeological Heritage in SEE - second EC/CoE Covenant 2004-2006    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 2 - 2004/DG4/JP/1570   IRPP-SAAH 2 - Rehabilitation of Heritage in Kosovo
Expected Result 2.1 - Rehabilitation of religious heritage damaged in 2004
 PoA
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
Line of Action ⇒ 7 – Promoting European cultural identity and diversity
Programme ☆ 7.3  Sustainable development
Project 2003/DG4/111 Development of communities through cultural heritage
Expected Result 1 The Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage in South-East Europe is implemented successfully

Working Method

Other 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage)
CoE Contact DE THYSE, Mikhaël   email
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1 http://www.coe.int/heritage/tcu  
Last Modified 19/01/2007 


Activity Synopsis (ID# 14742) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The Reconstruction Implementation Commission for Orthodox Religious Sites in Kosovo (RIC) was set up to oversee the rehabilitation of the religious heritage damaged in the 2004 riots in Kosovo and to establish a framework for institutional capacity building amongst the local actors.
The Joint Programme (2nd EC/CoE Covenant for 2004-2006) aims at contributing to the rehabilitation of the heritage in Kosovo. 
Output/Results Rehabilitation of the religious heritage damaged in 2004 in Kosovo providing a framework for institutional capacity building. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The RIC oversaw the first phaseof the reconstruction process (call for tenders, etc.) of 8 Orthodox monuments and sites damaged in March 2004 in Kosovo. It also enabled intercultural dialogue which will be further developed during 2007 in completing the reconstruction programme subject to the current funds available.
 
Participants Participants include the local actors involved in the reconstruction (representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Serbian Ministry of Culture, the UNMIK/Kosovo Ministry of Culture, the PISG, Serb and Kosovo experts), Institutes of Protection of Monuments (IPM) in Kosovo and Serbia and members of the RIC Technical Unit in Kosovo and the Secretariat in Strasbourg. 
Consultants/Experts Ms Emma Carmichael, Chair of the RIC
Mr Francisco Montanes, Head of the RIC Technical Unit
2 translators
2 architects
1 administrator
1 website designer 
CoE Secretariat Mikhael de Thyse, Head of the Technical Cooperation and Field Action Unit 
Total No. Participants 30 
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04/01/2007 




 
  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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