(15 September 2017) – The European Union adopted this week a programme worth €2 million to support confidence building among the ethnic communities in Kosovo through cultural heritage protection.
Funded under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), the programme will support the continued rehabilitation of important cultural and religious sites, the development of cultural and rural tourism, as well as engaging communities to work together on cultural heritage protection.
This programme will build on the results of an earlier EU-funded project that focused on renovation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage sites. This new programme will expand these activities, widen its geographical scope and should increase engagement of the local civil society.
Local restoration workshops will be established to bring together artisans and specialists in cultural heritage restoration to share experiences and pass skills on to younger generations.