When we talk about heritage, we often hear words such as culture, knowledge, tradition, diversity, a feeling of belonging and identity, respect, dialogue, community, sharing, and communicating with others. Above all, however, we speak of love, passion and enthusiasm. It is these values that give real meaning to the concept of heritage. This passion is to be shared and lived, and ideally it has a positive impact on social development, the economy and education of local communities, cities and entire regions.
This is how we make a difference, with a living heritage. By appreciating and being a part of our own heritage, we better understand the richness, diversity and creativity of others. And this is the basis for intercultural and mutual respect, tolerance and dialogue – real values for understanding common cultural heritage.
During the preparation of the CRinMA project and increasing awareness of the subject matter, we described in a similar way the highland cultural heritage. Three mountain areas, three borderlands, and a common heritage are the main ideas around which a joint project of partners from Poland, Slovakia, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal is being carried out. This project is CRinMA – Cultural Resources in Mountain Areas. Behind these three concepts lies an extremely meaningful reality; in addition they are of major strategic and existential significance both for the project partners and for the regions.
In this publication, we attempt to present selected aspects of sustainable management of the cultural heritage and resources in the mountain areas, and in the light of the good practices identified in the project’s individual partner regions.
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