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Agenzia per il Patrimonio Culturale Euromediterraneo

National Network: 
Italy
Address: 
Via Libertini, 1 - Ex Conservatorio S. Anna
73100 Lecce LE
Italy
Telephone: 
0832 682552
Telephone (other): 
0832 682554
Fax: 
0832 682553
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2003
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

The 'Agenzia per il Patrimonio Culturale Euromediterraneo' is a nonprofit association, with legal status and was founded in March 2003 in Lecce by Municipality of Lecce, University of Salento - Lecce, University of Foggia and UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union - Rome.

Current associates are: Municipality of Lecce and University of Salento.

Honorary members are: CUM (Community of the Mediterranean Universities) – Bari, Italy, University of Patras - Greece, Lecce Fine Arts Academy, Guglielmo Marconi" online University – Rome, Italy Institute for the History and Archaeology of Magna Graecia – Taranto, Italy, Province of Lecce.

The Agency was founded to fill an institutional gap at a local level: the lack of an institutional body working to enhance the realization of the Euro-Mediterranean identity, where culture represents the common identity and culture is considered a resource The resource to bet on.

Mission and Objectives: 

The 'Agenzia per il Patrimonio Culturale Euromediterraneo' develops and promotes actions aiming at the protection, restoration, preservation, enhancement, communication of Euromed cultural heritage, also leveraging the policies of national states and international organizations.

Its peculiarity lies in cooperation, collaboration and sharing of a common goal with public and private bodies and organizations: that is the need to enhance the culture, which has now become not only a priority but a requirement. The Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Agency does this leveraging a real synergy with public and private institutions. The aim is not only to encourage, but also to develop and implement permanent actions in support of policies enhancing actions leading to know, recognize and appreciate the cultural heritage as a vehicle of identity.

The Agency has presented and taken part to many Community, (INTERREG CADSES, CULTURE 2000, LIFELONG LEARNING EUROPAID, MED, IPA), national and regional (POR, APULIAN ICT LIVING LABS) programmes,
all focused on the protection, restoration, preservation, and promotion of the Euro-Mediterranean culture.

The Association has also organized and promoted numerous national and international conferences, seminars, meetings, workshops, exhibitions and events all centered on the promotion of Euromediterranean artistic, linguistic and cultural heritage.
 

Main Projects / Activities: 

The Agency, since its constitution, has always set the quality of initiatives among its strategic goals, professionalism and competence of the team as a fundamental basis of projects and initiatives and the evaluation of the results as an essential tool for improving performance and the full achievement of objectives. A path that is often difficult and arduous, but tenaciously pursued. Thanks to this strategy the Agency has fulfilled many and prestigious high-profile cultural activities and projects, aiming at enhancing, protecting, exploiting Cultural Heritage, true vehicle of common identity and collective memory of peoples.

The main fields of activity are:
- Project Planning and Management
- Organization of conferences, meetings, workshops, seminars, conventions and exhibitions
- Education and training on the job

Just to mention the more significant projects and the results, Euromed Agency has until now:
 presented and taken part to 18 Community, (INTERREG CADSES, CULTURE 2000, LIFELONG LEARNING COMENIUS REGIO), national and regional (POR, APULIAN ICT LIVING LABS, P.O. FESR PUGLIA 2007-2013) funding programmes, all targeted on actions enhancing the protection, restoration, preservation, and promotion of the Euro-Mediterranean culture;
patronized 25 national and international conferences on topics related to European and Mediterranean cultural heritage;
organized 67 events including conferences, meetings and national and international workshops on intercultural cooperation, development and promotion of Mediterranean cultural heritage and traditions ;
patronized, sponsored, lavished contributions, recognized awards to 14 events and initiatives.
organized 9 exhibitions one of which under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic;
 contributed to the organization of 2 master's degrees;
 offered the opportunities of high profile training courses to 11 trainees, some of whom coming from abroad
 organized 2 courses of Euro-community planning, 6 courses of Modern Greek language and culture and 2 courses of Turkish language and culture.

The projects developed and implemented by Euromed were funded by the following Community, National and Regional Programmes.

EU Funding Programmes
INTERREG IV C - European Territorial Cooperation Operational Programme “Greece-Italy” 2007-2013
INTERREG / CARDS ITALIA – ALBANIA 2004 – 2006
INTERREG III B ARCHIMED 2000-2006
PIC INTERREG III A ITALIA-ALBANIA 2000-2006
INTERREG III B CADSES
COMENIUS REGIO
CULTURA 2000 PROGRAMME
LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME

National Funding Programmes
CARIPLO FUNDS
MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS - “"Youth for the enhancement of public goods"

Regional Funding Programmes
REGIONAL OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 2000-2006 – APULIA
APULIAN ICT LIVING LABS

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