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05 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 21023)  

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Title IRPP/SAAH working meeting 
Description Within the framework of the Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage of 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 working meeting was aimed at preparing the files to be presented at the Verona Funding Conference (Spring 2008). 
Status Completed 
Date 17/12/2007 - 18/12/2007 
Location Strasbourg, Council of Europe
Countries CoE Members: Albania / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Bulgaria / Croatia / Montenegro / Romania / Serbia / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''
Others: Kosovo*
  Joint Programme Activity - IRPP-SAAH 4
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP IRPP-SAAH 4 - Culture 2000 -Integrated Rehabilitation Project Plan - Survey on Architectural and Archaeological Heritage in SEE - 4th EC/CoE Covenant 2006-2008    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2006/DG4/JP/1681   IRPP-SAAH 4 - consolidated process
Expected Result 1.2 - Professional trainings for official bodies will have been carried out for elaborating rehabilitation
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.3 – Protection and promotion of cultural and natural diversity
Programme ☆ V.3.4  Institutional assistance and inter-regional co-operation
Project 2003/DG4/111 Development of communities through cultural heritage (including integrated projects in SEE)
Expected Result 1 Institutional capacity is built, regional development consolidated & cultural heritage enhanced using the methodology proposed by the ''Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage in South East Europe'' involving 9 states/regions

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Expert Meeting / Expertise 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage)
CoE Contact DE THYSE, Mikhael   email
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1 http://www.coe.int/SEE  
Last Modified 16/01/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 21023) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To adopt the form and the content of the Verona Conference on Funding Cultural Heritage in South East Europe, presented as the final stage of the IRPP/SAAH project (initiated in 2003). 
Output/Results Participants agreed on the opportunities represented by the Verona Conference in terms of securing funding for the 160 rehabilitation projects of monuments in the Balkans. The Conference should target investments rather than donations in order to integrate these projects into the market economy and demonstrate the economic value of heritage and its impact on local development. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Participants adopted the timetable proposed by the Secretariat, putting the priority on the completion of the technical phases by May 2008 and the presentation of the detailed rehabilitation projects to partners for comments and general evaluation. Countries accepted the long list of tasks to be undertaken in the meantime as well as the setting up of diverse working groups, including an ''Advisory Board'' composed of political representatives for overseeing and validating the process. 
Participants The 9 Programme Co-ordinators, responsible at a political level to oversee the Regional Programme for Cultural and Natural Heritage in South East Europe; the 9 Project Co-ordinators responsible for implementing the Integrated Rehabilitation Projects Plan, the 6 international experts appointed by the CoE within the IRPP/SAAH Expert Group, the Secretariat. 
Consultants/Experts 6 international experts appointed by the CoE within the IRPP/SAAH Expert Group for assisting Programme and Project Co-ordinators of the 9 participating countries during the different technical phases. 
CoE Secretariat Robert Palmer, Director Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage; Gianluca Sivestrini, Head of the Regional Co-operation Division; Mikhael de Thyse, Regional Co-operation Division responsible of the activity; Regional Co-operation Division staff 
Total No. Participants 32 
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  * 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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