On-going efforts towards sustainable development require sound and innovative perspectives on human rights and democratic governance, beyond solely economic concerns. With the consideration of heritage as a social, economic and political resource, it is essential to develop a new way of looking at heritage, by setting the ground to reframe relations between all involved stakeholders. An enhanced definition of heritage and a new approach to heritage governance present are the key oblectives of the measure
The Community-led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns (COMUS project) is the Council of Europe and the European Commission joint project realized in Eastern Partnership countries during 2015 - 2017. The project aimed at further development of democratization processes on local level with the cultural heritage in focus. The local teams in pilot towns implemented a number of initiatives to raise awareness about local cultural and historic heritage in order to attract partners and investors, and to engage inhabitants, especially, young people for creative participation in community life.
elaboration of community-led and community-supported strategies of urban planning designed by pilot towns