EUROPA NOSTRA FORUM 'SAVING EUROPE'S ENDANGERED HERITAGE' - Lejla Hadzic - CHWB
The role of NGO in safeguarding endangered heritageLISBON, 2012
The Swedish Foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders(CHwB)Founded in 1995Active in BiH since 1996Kosovo since 2000, Tibet the same yearActive in Albania, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia since 2006Visioncultural heritage is a natural and active part inreconciliation, social and economic development and in thestrengthening of human rights.Cultural Freedom and DiversityConflict Prevention and ReconciliationDemocracy and Human rightsSocial, Economic and Environmental Development
before afterGeographical context and somestatistical dataBIHSERBIAKOSOVOALBANIANumerous conservation and developmentplans, sustainable development basedprojects, civic initiatives, overall supportto development of civil society….
Pillars of our approach!1. Bringing to life almost to be lost techniques - 100 Roofs Church – vernacular heritage, Serbia
Pillars of our approach!2. Building capacities - Engaging young apprentices In the works Conservation of wall paintings in A 16th century Ferhadija Mosque has Engaged over 20 young apprentices in the current works
Pillars of our approach!3. Engaging in conservation - Regional restoration campsAround 280 young professionalsfrom all around Europehave been trained while repairingmonuments in Gjirokastra, Albaniathrough regional restoration campsthat take place twice/year
Pillars of our approach!4. Awareness campaigns - MAKE IT YOURS! campaignCampaign that aims to engage a large arrayof stakeholders, as to contribute towardsbetter preserving and revitalizing Albania’sand Kosovo’s cultural heritage.
Pillars of our approach!5. Creating common grounds - SEE heritage - Regional Museum network - Tour de’Culture First simultaneous Exhibition by 11 Museums from 6 countries from WB
Pillars of our approach!6. Heritage for a community - Repair your monument! Campaign - Interpretation
Pillars of our approach!5. Creating sustainable models - new artisan center - new regional tourism center
Our supporting pillars leads us to :1. Bringing to life lost techniques2. Building capacities3. Engaging in conservation and4. Awareness campaigns about5. Creating common grounds6. Heritage for a community helps in7. Creating sustainable models!
Many challenges still awaitsbehind those doors….