Applying the Faro Convention Principles to deliver Heritage-based urban development

12 February 2018

The CoE/ EU Joint Project COMUS – “Community-led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns” addressed a number of challenges and demonstrated how cultural heritage and its regeneration can provide opportunities for the financial, social and cultural development of historic towns. It offered a starting...

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The COMUS project final event

28 June 2017 Council of Europe Youth Centre, Strasbourg

The European Union / Council of Europe Joint Project Community-led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns - COMUS is a good example of bringing together all relevant stakeholders for constructive dialogue around the principles of democratic participation. Through the lens of heritage-led initiatives...

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COMUS national stakeholders meeting in Yerevan

5 June 2017 Yerevan, Armenia

On 5 June 2017 COMUS National Stakeholders meeting took place at the Ministry of Culture moderated by the Deputy Minister of Culture, Head of COMUS Inter-Ministerial Working Group Ms Arev SAMUELYAN. National Coordinator Gohar Grigoryan and Project Officer Sarhat Petrosyan presented the Project,...

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Conceptualizing Chiatura’s Industrial Heritage

30-31 May 2017 Chiatura, Georgia

On 30-31 May Mr. Nikoloz Antidze, the Director General of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia visited Chiatura with Mr. Ott Sarapuu, representative of the leading Estonian architectural company KOKO, inter alia specialized in renovation of industrial architecture....

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Exploring new initiatives with Chiatura youth

23 May 2017 Chiatura, Georgia

On 23 May the COMUS team held the meeting with Chiatura youth to present the project latest developments and explore perspectives for the new youth initiatives based on COMUS. The meeting was followed by the active discussion with the local youth and particularly the representatives of the...

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Head of National Tourism Administration visits Chiatura cableway #25

14 May 2017 Chiatura, Georgia

On 14th May Chiatura Governor, Mr. Zurab Kupatadze hosted the officials from the National Tourism Administration of Georgia and Imerety regional government. The Head of the National Tourism Administration, Mr. Giorgi Chogovadze, the Deputy Regional Governor Mr. Josef Khakhaleishvili and media...

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“Creative Towns and Regions Initiative” workshop in Dusheti

19 April 2017 Dusheti, Georgia

On 19 April Dusheti hosted the workshop in scopes of the EAP programme “Creative Towns and Regions Initiative”. The aim of the program is to raise awareness of the interested audience on the potential of creative industries, to map cultural resources of the towns and regions and to assist the...

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Gyumri Looking for Next Steps

18 April 2017 Gyumri, Armenia

On 18 April 2017, the last official COMUS Local Stakeholders Group meeting was held at “Emili Aregak” Support and Resource Center for People with Disabilities of Gyumri. During the meeting Gyumri PIU team presented the project outcomes, in particular PIU Manager Hovhannes Sahakyan reported on...

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Wrapping-up COMUS in Goris

15 April 2017 Gorris, Armenia

COMUS Goris Local Stakeholders Group gathered on 15 April 2017 at the conference hall of Mirhav Hotel in Goris. Project Implementation Unit team organized the tenth meeting to report back the results of the project activities and try to envision the future of the town with local stakeholders....

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COMUS Pilot Town Goris has been declared a CIS Cultural Capital 2018

7 April 2017 Goris, Armenia

On 7 April 2017 at the session of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Council of Foreign Ministers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan decided to endorse a draft decision on declaring the Armenian city of Goris as the CIS Cultural Capital 2018. CIS is an organization with eleven former Soviet...

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