Visit of ICCROM expert: sharing experience in urban conservation between Georgia’s historic towns

28-30 March 2017 Georgia

On 28-29 March Professor Jukka Jokilehto, ICCROM expert in urban conservation visited Georgia in scopes of the collaboration between National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia and ICCROM. The aim of the mission was to assess the urban rehabilitation works already carried out/...

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Meeting of the Governor of Dusheti Municipality with the members of the “Local History Club”

23 March 2017 Dusheti, Georgia

On 23 March 2017 the meeting of Vazha Chokheli, the Governor of Dusheti Municipality, with the members of the “Local History Club” of the 1st public school of Dusheti was held. The governor discussed with the young Dushetians the principles of local democratic self-governance and the importance...

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COMUS National Stakeholders and Donor Information Meeting in Georgia

21 March 2017 Tbilissi, Georgia

On 21 March 2017 the Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection hosted the national stakeholders, international donor organizations and diplomatic representatives to present COMUS progress and the priority actions promoted by the pilot towns. The meeting was moderated by Mr. Levan...

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COMUS Award for Dusheti Amateur Photographers

13 March 2017 Dusheti, Georgia

On 13 March, the award ceremony for the photo competition “Dusheti – Heritage of My Town” took place at the Dusheti local self-government conference hall. The competition was initiated in the frame of the COMUS project by the Dusheti self-government. The authors of the best photos were awarded by...

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"Protection of Armenian Historic and Cultural Heritage and the Role of Communities in It" workshop-discussion was held in Yerevan

2-3 March 2017 Yerevan, Armenia

On 2-3 March 2017 the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA) organized a two-day workshop on “Protection of Armenian Historic and Cultural Heritage and the Role of Communities in It” with participation of representatives...

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PIU meeting and workshop on creative industries in the Belarusian COMUS Pilot Town of Mstislav

13 February, 2017 Mstislav, Belarus

Belarus has been actively working on the creation of the PTAs for five priority projects in the COMUS pilot town of Mstislav. These are scheduled for completion at the end of March 2017. Among the priorities for Mstislav are the following: 1)Restoration of the Carmelite church and the unique...

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Gyumri: launching of a rehabilitation programme on Kumayri Historic Centre

3 February 2017 Gyumri, Armenia

During his working visit to Gyumri on 3 February 2017, the newly appointed Prime Minister of Armenia announced the launching of a rehabilitation programme on Kumayri Historic Centre. This programme includes several historic districts between the Shiraz and Varpetats streets of Gyumri formed in...

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COMUS – Organisation of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) Cooperation 2017

The Consolidation phase (January-June 2017) of the COMUS project will enable the target groups to take stock of their experiences, learn about the experimentation, and draw up decisions to be taken at national level on the relevant adaptation of policies and strategies. The OWHC network of...

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Development Strategy of Goris for 2017-2021

25 December 2016 Goris, Armenia

On 25 December 2016, Goris City Council approved the “Development Strategy of Goris for 2017-2021”. The original vision of ‘ensuring socio-economic growth of Goris based on creative industries and tourism development’ was reframed with the consideration of the COMUS Reference Plan. The new...

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Signature of the Declaration on Co-operation by the COMUS Mayors

7-8 December 2016 Tbilisi and Dusheti, Georgia

On 7-8 December COMUS Mayors and town representatives gathered in Tbilisi and Dusheti to discuss the project progress and sign the Declaration on Co-operation. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Peter Ramsden, COMUS expert, and attended by Mr. Hakan Shearer Demir, COMUS program coordinator;...

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