Cultural Territorial Networks for the Heritage of Waters Conference in Venice

The conference "Cultural Territorial Networks for the Heritage of Waters", organized by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and the Association Venti di Cultura, within the framework of the European project TECCN (Territorial Cultural Networks for Citizens) of the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme is organised 18th of April 2011 on the occasion of International Day of Monuments and Sites promoted by ICOMOS, dedicated this year to the "Cultural Heritage of the Waters".

The conference aims to present and discuss activities and strategies promoted by the local institutions, in order to safeguard and promote the cultural resources deployed along the lagoon of Venice.

Arch. Ing. Maurizio di Stefano, presidente ICOMOS Italia  and Arch. Francesco Calzolaio, presidente Venti di Cultura:

"We would like to disregard for a moment, "the flower for the plant" (Braudel), to move the focus away from the city to the cultural resources of the lagoon. We would like to enhance what are doing, in this direction, the stakeholders, identifying the wide network of cultural resources (such as environment, museum, productive, tangible and intangible heritage), to establish a system, and  make them available to citizens and visitors."

Members in Venice, Italy

The International Centre Cities on Water, is a non profit association founded in Venice, Italy in 1989, which develops research and promotes activities on the multiple aspects of the relationship between cities and water.

The Centre acts as an interface with the cities on water, all over the world, involved in restoring a positive relationship with water, in order to improve the quality of the urban environment. The Centre’s main objective is to exchange the best practices and results and to facilitate the creation of thematic networks between cities around the world.

Venti di Cultura from Venice, Italy is a non-profit organisation founded in 2006 in order to promote projects aiming to foster cultural exchange and awareness, with the attention of the implementation of cultural routes along the Mediterranean coast.
Since its establishment, the Association has already undertaken two main projects: the first one (2006-2008) goes on the trail of the lion of Venice (; while the second one (2007-2009) goes on the trail of the cathedrals of the sea along the Italian coast ( Nowadays, with a new draft itinerary on the Venetian lagoon, the Association proposes a third project aiming to enhance the natural and cultural features of the archipelago of Venice.