News | Course for administrators and opinion leaders: register before 30 September
Governance, Participation, Culture, Values and Communication in a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site
This course for administrators and opinion leaders is intended as a refresher course in expertise in governance, focussing on drawing up strategies to make the most of UNESCO accreditation of the Dolomites.
It also aims to identify essential values which bear witness to the distinctive characteristics of the UNESCO Dolomites and provide methods and tools to enable them to be effectively promoted.
Governance is crucial if we are to make the most of UNESCO accreditation of the Dolomites, as is the ability to encourage and identify new values and new opportunities for social and economic development in the territories.
All the administrators of the various institutions, ranging from the municipalities to intermediate bodies and the provinces and regions, therefore play a fundamental role in developing strategies to enhance the UNESCO Dolomites Natural Heritage, alongside opinion leaders and members of the many communities who can come up with new strategies and a new take on the heritage and its existing resources.
The course is therefore open to 15 administrators and opinion leaders/promoters, such as tourist board representatives, associations and economic workers in the territories belonging to the UNESCO Dolomites.
Topics of study during the UNESCO Course for Administrators and Opinion Leaders
The aim of the course is to teach the following skills:
• identify the distinctive characteristics of the UNESCO Dolomites Natural Heritage Site;
• define strategies to culturally and economically enhance the natural Heritage;
• learn about communication and institutional and system marketing activities;
• manage the communication, dissemination and enhancement of values;
• set up working partnerships and networks throughout the territory which are then developed locally;
• liaise between all those involved to share and enhance the values.
How to sign up for the UNESCO Course for Administrators and Opinion Leaders
Participants must apply for a place online on the WWW.TSM.TN.IT website and pay the course fees.
The class will be made up of participants who register online and pay the fees by 30 September 2016.
The cost of the course is Euro 100.00 and shall be paid by the participant. This includes the teaching material.
For more information about how to sign up and pay, please visit the TSM page.
Consult the brochure of the Course for Administrators and Opinion Leaders.
Calendar of the UNESCO Course for Administrators and Opinion Leaders
The course will be held at MUSE, The Trento Science Museum, on the following dates.
DAY 1 | 7 October 2016
9.00 am – 1.00 pm – Governance and participation: identifying and enhancing UNESCO natural heritage
Defining distinctive values and economic opportunities of the natural Heritage, identifying concrete governance strategies
Ugo Morelli, Area UNESCO tsm step-Scuola per il governo del territorio e del paesaggio
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm – Geology and natural resources in the UNESCO Dolomites World Heritage Site
Identifying the distinctive natural values of the UNESCO Dolomites
Piero Gianolla, University of Ferrara
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm – Debate
Moderator: Gabriella De Fino, Area UNESCO tsm step-Scuola per il governo del territorio e del paesaggio
DAY 2 | 14 October 2016
9.00 am – 1.00 pm – Culture and values in the Alpine territories
Reflecting on their history and focusing on the special characteristics of the “highlands”
Annibale Salsa, UNESCO Dolomites Foundation (9.00 am – 11.00 am)
Gianpaolo Carbonetto, scholar of mountain cultures (11.00 am – 1.00 pm)
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm – Promoting and communicating the UNESCO natural heritage
Encouraging recognition of the relationship between values and economic opportunities, developing marketing activities in the UNESCO Dolomites territories
Umberto Martini, University of Trento
DAY 3 | 21 October 2016
9.00 am – 11.00 am – Local development models and networks between the institutions
Exploring the possibilities of development in a territory, creating a network of institutions and knowledge throughout the UNESCO World Heritage territories.
Giorgio Tavano Blessi, lecturer at Libera Università of Bolzano
11.00am – 1.00 pm – Managing a natural Heritage: the UNESCO Dolomites – a case study
Managing the complexity of interdependency between those involved
Marcella Morandini, Director of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation
Mariagrazia Santoro, President of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation
Ugo Morelli, Area UNESCO tsm step
Moderator: Gabriella De Fino, Area UNESCO tsm step
Photo credit: Georg Tappeiner