EUROMED HERITAGE II
Euromed Heritage II, the MEDA Regional Programme for cultural heritage, supports
the development of Euro-Mediterranean cultural store
and target san increase of Mediterranean agents ability to manage and enhance
It was designed to be a
process of learning and exchange of experience and know-how for all the
participants, national institutions and international organisations
of the 15 European Union and the 12 Mediterranean countries who
ratified the Treaty of Barcelona in 1995.
It specifically aims to create various sources of knowledge from
which local societies can autonomously obtain information and so set up
favourable conditions for the conservation and enhancement of their heritage,
in a regional framework. The ultimate objective is to succeed in developing the
idea of a common Euro-Mediterranean heritage integrating various traditions and
customs and seeking to highlight the visible and invisible links among them, so
as to build a tool for a policy of openness, tolerance, peace and stability in the
The second phase of the Euromed
targets three specific areas of intervention in the field of cultural
(b) human resources, and
To this purpose, the program offers:
channels for disseminating knowledge;
frameworks for exchanges of experience;
parameters for the identification of new
components and dimensions of the cultural heritage;
new perspectives for the development of
the cultural heritage.
The overall grant earmarked for EUROMED HERITAGE II
is 30 million
Euro (EU contribution).
The call for the submission of proposals took place at the
beginning of2001 and consequently, by the end of April 2001, a total of 106
submitted, 77 of which were considered eligible.
10 proposals were
approved by the European Commission for financing.