Classical & Archaeological Studies

Call for participants for heritage workshop

3 November 2017

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The Centre for Heritage is organising a workshop to be held at Kent's Brussels School of International Studies, entitled 'World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Civil Society' to be held on 29 March 2018.

The workshop is supported by a grant awarded to Dr Sophia Labadi, Senior Lecturer in Heritage and Archaeology in the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies from the European Cultural Foundation, the largest contributor to the workshop on World Heritage, Sustainable Development, and Civil Society.

In 2015, UNESCO ensured that the conservation and management of World Heritage properties became aligned with broader sustainable development objectives by introducing a policy on sustainable development and World Heritage. Despite numerous meetings and published reports on how to operationalise this policy, there has been little interaction with civil society, which lies at the heart of any successful sustainable development project.

This workshop aims to identify models and inclusive approaches which can help to implement this UNESCO policy, as well as finding innovative ways of involving civil society in the processes.

The workshop will be organised around thematic sessions on World Heritage and the pillars of Sustainable Development: Environmental Sustainability, Inclusive Social Development, Inclusive Economic Development and the Fostering of Peace and Security. For the further details, please download the PDF here.

This workshop is open to activists, members of civil society, academics and professionals with expertise in sustainable development or cultural and natural heritage, or people with expertise and interests in social, economic or environmental issues.

Interested participants: Please send a CV and a 200 word statement outlining why you are qualified to participate in this workshop to:

The deadline for submission of the statement and CV is 6 December 2017.

Classical & Archaeological Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or contact Classical & Archaeological Studies

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