EUROPEAN QUALITY PRINCIPLES for EU-funded Interventions with potential impact upon Cultural Heritage - Revised edition November 2020

(2020) EUROPEAN QUALITY PRINCIPLES for EU-funded Interventions with potential impact upon Cultural Heritage - Revised edition November 2020. Manual. ICOMOS International, Paris, 72p. ISBN 978-2-918086-36-9. [Book]

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This Quality Principles document stems from the work of an expert group assembled by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), under the mandate of the European Commission and in the framework of the European Union (EU) Flagship Initiative of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, “Cherishing heritage: developing quality standards for EU-funded projects that have the potential to impact on cultural heritage”. The main objective of the document is to provide guidance on quality principles for all stakeholders directly or indirectly engaged in EU-funded interventions that could impact on cultural heritage, mainly built heritage and cultural landscapes. Stakeholders cover European institutions, managing authorities, international organisations, civil society and local communities, the private sector, and experts. The document focuses on the core issue of quality, providing a summary of key concepts, international charters, European and international conventions and standards as well as changes in understanding and practice of heritage conservation. Environmental, cultural, social and economic benefits resulting from the application of quality principles are outlined. Given that the recognition of cultural heritage as a common good and responsibility is a precondition of quality, it is proposed to adopt quality measures through raising awareness and by strengthening the implementation of conservation principles and standards at every stage of the cycle, from programming to evaluation.

Item Type: Book (Manual)
Selfslagh, Bénédicte
Rourke, Grellan
Corporate Authors: International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Languages: English
Keywords: Conservation of cultural heritage; Europe; European Union; Principles; Standards; Built heritage; Public Funding; Public awareness; Development projects; Impact assessment; Prevention of risk; Environmental aspects; Social and economic aspects; Civil society; Local communities; Private sector; Stakeholders; Guidance; Protection of cultural heritage; Policy
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 05. International organizations
National Committee: ICOMOS
Number of Pages: 72
ISBN: 978-2-918086-36-9
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2021 09:52
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 14:31

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