Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage

  • Project budget:
    • US$ 140,700
  • Source:
    • European Union
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/03/2014 - 01/03/2018

Benefitting country(ies): Syrian Arab Republic


Funded by the European Union, this project aims to provide an operational response to halt the on-going loss of cultural heritage and prepare post-conflict priority actions in Syria. The main objectives of the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage project is to contribute to restoring social cohesion, stability and sustainable development through the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage in view of the on-going and growing destruction and loss of Syria’s rich and unique cultural heritage.
The project is a first step to monitor the damage and loss of cultural heritage, to mitigate its destruction, and to prepare post-conflict priority actions, as well as establish medium and long term actions to restore normalcy and social cohesion in the country.
The component of the project linked to intangible cultural heritage includes training of national stakeholders concerning the core concepts and mechanisms of the 2003 Convention and specialized training for national stakeholders, civil society organizations and communities concerning the elaboration of community-based inventories of intangible cultural heritage.
More information on the project is available on the website of UNESCO Office in Beirut .

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