LOCAL SEMINAR IN BUTRINT - WP3

Local seminar in Butrint - WP3

Local seminar in Butrint - WP3

Management plans of UNESCO sites and implementation challenges, Case of Butrint

Local seminar in Butrint - WP3

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On the 18-19 May, Office of Administration and Coordination of Butrint organized in the context of EX.PO.AUS project the local semiar “Management plans of UNESCO Sites and implementation challenges, Case of Butrint.” The event was organised at “Livia” complex, in cooperation with the Center for Conservation and Archeology of Montenegro. The aim of the activity was encouraging an effective discusion on the management of the UNESCO sites in Albania - Gjirokastra, Berat and Butrint and on implementation challenges of the management plans. The seminar was attended from representatives of National Culture Directories of Gjirokastra, Vlora and Saranda, managers of archeological parks of Antigonea and Finiq, representatives of Forestry service, turistic operators etc. As well, It was an onor having in the seminar the Culture Minister of Albania Ms. Mierla Kumbaro and the director of IMK Ms. Arta Dollani. During the seminar, director of National Park of Butrint Mr. Rimond Kola discused the case of Butrint in the light of dinamics of management plan drafting. He valued the cooperation with the environmental specialists and local units regarding this proccess. Besides, project coordinators of EX.PO.AUS Mr. Refik Aliko held a presentation regarding “Extation of Potentiality of Adriatic UNESCO Sites ”, and Ms. Eni Bullaj spoke about the EX.PO.AUS project activities in Butrint. Douring the seminar there were discusions and information exchanged between the participants and between Berat and Gjirokastra National Culture Directories on the management plans of Historic Centers as UNESCO sites. Special guest in the seminar was Ms. Katri Lisitzin from Sweeden, architect and expert in the development of management plans. She held a very interesting and useful lecture regarding the cirteria of management plans and their application. She presented her work experience in some UNESCO sites of Ballkans regarding this proccess. Also, the representative from Center for Conservation and Archeology of Montenegro, Sandra Kapetanović, evaluated the discusions and the exchanging of the experiences on management plans between the UNESCO sites as very useful.