Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB) is dedicated to rescuing and preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage affected by conflict, neglect or human and natural disasters. We see our work as a vital contribution to building democracy and supporting human rights.
CHwB works with cultural heritage as an active force in reconciliation, peace building and social and economic development.
Many political conflicts have cultural and/or ethnic dimensions, and reconciliation efforts are urgently needed for preventing further hostilities and preparing for a life where peoples and communities can live and work side by side again. There is considerable evidence that working with reconstruction, conservation and the development of historic environments can help promote peace-building processes, strengthen self-esteem, and contribute towards socio-economic development.
Our vision is that everyone is able to exercise the right to enjoy, have access to and participate in cultural heritage.
Our mission is to promote cultural heritage as both a right in itself and a resource.
We want to improve conditions and opportunities to enjoy cultural freedom and cultural diversity, and we are working towards cultural heritage to be increasingly used as a tool to promote human rights, peace-building and democratic development.
In order to reach these goals, we have three strategic objectives for the period from 2016 – 2020:
- The cooperation between the State and the civil society is strengthened.
- Cultural heritage is valued and utilized as a social, economic, cultural and environmental resource for local communities.
- Regional cooperation serves as the platform for building peaceful relations for responsible preservation and interpretation of cultural heritage in the Western Balkans, with effects felt beyond the region.
You can download the full CHwB Albania Results-Based Management (RBM) Scheme here:
RBM MATRIX WITH PLANS – 2018