Conserving World Heritage Natural Sites and Cultural Landscapes in South-Eastern Europe, (4) - Management planning based on the sites’ “outstanding universal value”
Italy, Torino, from 02 – 15 December 2007
In Torino, from 02 to 05 December 2007, a Workshop was held in the organization of the Europe and North America Section of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, with the subject of Conserving World Heritage Natural Sites and Cultural Landscapes in South-Eastern Europe, (4) - Management planning based on the sites’ “outstanding universal value”.
The representatives of the following countries participated in the Workshop: Albania, BiH (Mirzah Fočo, Acting Assistant of Executive Officer for Heritage), Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden and Romania.
On the first day, the participants, mostly from Italy, gave a series of lectures showing the methodology of production of nomination documents, with special emphasis to the part treating the outstanding universal value of the properties, which are either on the List, or for which the nomination documents are being prepared for inscription to the World Heritage List.
On the second day, the representatives of the countries participating in the Workshop gave brief presentations of their nominations and the monuments from the List.
Bosnia and Herzegovina was represented through the case of the Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic Bridge. The female representative of UNESCO pointed out that the nomination prepared by Bosnia and Herzegovina represented new approach in the practice of preparation of nomination documents, because it contains all the elements which the other countries must append for their properties earlier inscribed to the World Heritage List. After that, the seminar participants were divided into working groups with the task to develop the criteria for the properties on the basis of given documentation, and on the basis of those criteria to draw up statements of outstanding universal value of the monuments (areas).
1st group – the case of Cinqueterre (Italy)
2nd group – the case of the Plitvicka lakes (Croatia)
3rd group – the case of Albania