XI European Mountain Convention – Cultural heritage

XI European Mountain Convention – Cultural heritage

25, 26 & 27 September 2018
Vatra Dornei - Romania
Plenary session at EMC2018

The XI European Mountain Convention was organised on 25, 26 & 27 September 2018 in Vatra Dornei, Romania, by Euromontana in collaboration with the National Agency for Mountain Areas.

It focused on the tangible and intangible cultural heritage in mountain areas and on how this strategic resource, inherited from the past, can be a key asset for developing sustainable and attractive mountain areas in the future. The 2018 Convention contributed to enhance the role of European mountain areas, their communities and their cultural heritage in addressing the challenges of the future, disclosing larger perspectives and creating new opportunities.

During this European Mountain Convention, researchers, policy-makers, officers of development agencies, farmers, tourism actors, practitioners reflected on strategies to better promote mountains’ cultural heritage, especially in the context of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. Participants also explored responses/actions to promote cultural heritage in mountain areas and set a strategy through the Vatra Dornei Declaration.

Vatra Dornei Declaration

Cultural heritage: an asset rooted in the territory synonymous with attractiveness and the future for our mountains!
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Event material


Event report

Brochure of initiatives from workshops