From historical integration to contemporary active participation

The preventive restoration of the hamam, a vernacular house, and the bridge will make exemplary cases of the qualitative treatment of the region’s heritage resources that will create preconditions for the sustainable and economically viable usage of CH with the active participation of local community groups.

Objectives of the project are:

  • Capacity building of Western Balkan institutions in the field of preservation and contemporary utilization of cultural heritage;
  • Training young Western Balkan and European professionals in the cultural heritage field including techniques and management;
  • Foster sustainable use of monuments with the specific reference to the environmental issues

Expected results of the project are:

  • Increased intercultural understanding between the participants from the different ethnic groups in the Western Balkans (by identifying, exploring, and challenging regional stereotypes)
  • An increased capacity of cultural heritage management at the institutional level, strengthened dialogue between non-governmental and governmental stakeholders at central and local levels and within relevant business communities
  • Sustainability of the knowledge and information

Implementation partner:

  • Co-Plan Institute for Habitat Development, Albania
  • Mozaik Community Development Foundation, Bosnia and Herzegovina


November 2011 – November 2014


325,908.95 EUR; 90% of project is funded by EU (amount of 293,318.05 EUR); 10 % is contributed by CHwB and partners