General Data
Name of instrument Memorandum of Understanding for the Protection and Conservation of the Architectural-Historical Heritage
Country IT
Spatial level regional
Type Voluntary approaches and agreements / cooperation
Subtype Voluntary cooperation and commitments, not legally binding
Description Signing this type of agreement, a group of mayors pledge to undertake a wide dissemination campaign among the population, institutions and authorities with the aim of highlighting the importance of preservation, recovery and enhancement of the architectural-historical heritage, acknowledging their fundamental role for the conservation of cultural identity and socio-economic development.
General objectives 1) Spread a culture of preservation and recovery of the rural historical settlements,
esp. regarding their original architectural features; 2) Enhance effectiveness of
the incentive policies by means of the definition of specific and integrated actions
based on priority criteria; 3) Create an instrument allowing factual support for
decision-making related to the management of rural areas.
General objectives keywords Enhancement and re-conversion of the existing heritage; economic development of marginal areas;
Responsible Local authority/Municipal council
Stakeholder Involved Local authority/Municipal council; Planners; Private individuals;
Reference RECOVER project (see best practice below) material at the moment is not available on the web site.
General assessment of strength and weakness Strength: Its non binding character and the absence of strict restrictions could
represent the instrument's strength: citizens are less reluctant to follow non-binding
prescriptions.
Weakness: It could be difficult to strike a sustainable balance between tourism
development and heritage conservation.
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Date of entry 2007/06/29
Implementation
Legal status not-mandatory
Extension pilot status
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Type of monitoring none
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Best practise example Memorandum of Understanding for the Protection and Conservation of the Architectural-Historical Heritage of Carnia.
Example Abstract This document was drafted in the framework of the RECOVER Project (subproject of INNOREF INTERREG IIIC RFO ), which has implemented various activities at local level aimed at raising the stakeholders' awareness regarding the protection and conservation of the traditional historical-architectural heritage.The memorandum was approved by 28 mayors of the municipalities situated in the area.
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