The main goal of the project is to identify and set up innovative models of good practices, adapted to the local cultural and social-economic specificities, for safeguarding and managing the Romanian UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


  1. To develop an expert and representative team with an extended professional network, which will investigate the issue of best practices for World Heritage Sites preservation and sustainable management and transfer of knowledge, for improving the situation in Romania.
  2. To assess the real state of the World Heritage Sites from Romania, identify the main problems and find adequate solutions for better preservation and promotion. The analysis will be based on actual criteria of evaluation, preservation, management and promotion of the World Heritage Sites;
  3. To develop an efficient communication mechanism between academic, administrative, civil society and local communities for sustainable preservation and management of World Heritage Sites from Romania;
  4. To propose solutions for the improvement of the existing situation, specifically to put forward a Policy Document for preserving the status of the UNESCO sites in Romania, and accompanying sustainable site management plans. The sustainable development should be based on a balanced and harmonious relationship between preservation measures, social needs, economic activity and the cultural environment.
  5. To share the knowledge and experience on good preservation practices with colleagues from other European countries, and to prepare a joint European project for the Horizon 2020 competition, with a concrete socio-economic impact (from new technologies, to tourism and cultural industries) of the WHS from Central-Eastern Europe.