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13 October 2010

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02 May 2010

2nd Great Rivers Biennial: the Mekong

The Maison de Loire in Anjou is organising another Great Rivers Biennial, this year involving associations and schools in the region. Exhibitions, a symposium, conference and day of festivities will bring Asia to the Communauté de communes Vallée Loire Authion in the spring and early summer 2010.

07 April 2010

Loire partnership to improve the conveyance of drinking water in Moribabougou (Mali)

On Friday 26th March 2010, Diahra Diarra, Mayor of Moribabougou, and Joël Bigot, Mayor of Les-Ponts-de-Cé, signed the partnership agreement under which the town of Les-Ponts-de-Cé will be the project owner in the context of cross funding: Agence de l’Eau Loire Bretagne (35,000 euros), Les-Ponts-d...

07 April 2010

2009-2010 World Heritage map

The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and National Geographic Maps with support from the United Nations Foundation, can now be ordered for a modest fee from the World Heritage Centre website.

03 March 2010

The Livre de Paysages “Sites & Monuments” Prize

This year, the Société pour la Protection des Paysages et de l'Esthétique de la France (SPPEF) has created a national literary prize – the Livre des Paysages “Sites et Monuments” Prize, which will be awarded annually to a recently published work in the French language illustrating, in whatever fo...

02 March 2010

First conference of the European project INTERREG IVC VITOUR Landscape

The first conference of the European project INTERREG IVC VITOUR Landscape took place in Cinqueterre (Riomaggiore) from 3rd to 6th February 2010. The topic for this meeting was the preservation and the promotion of UNESCO World Heritage Wine Landscapes.

02 March 2010

Sharing knowledge on the Nam Khan Valley: first workshop

4 and 5 February 2010 saw the launch of a series of workshops seeking to capitalise on and diffuse knowledge acquired over the past few years on the human and natural environment of the Nam Khan Valley and the complex socio-ecological dynamics of its ecosystem.

12 February 2010

Reinforcing the Association of French World Heritage Sites

Since 1st January 2010, the association has had a permanent part-time employee for running the network of sites listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.

05 February 2010

VITOUR Landscapes European project

This INTERREG IVc project (2010-2012) seeks to protect and enhance historic vineyards and involves 14 European vineyards that are listed as World Heritages. This follows on from the first European project (2005-2007).

05 February 2010

World Heritage: France recommends including the coal basin of Nord-Pas-de-Calais in the list

This application concerns a “cultural landscape”, i.e. a key territory still marked by mining activity through the technical facilities (mine dumps, mine shafts, head frames, coal transportation and treatment equipment), residential areas (numerous workers’ estates with schools, community centres...

05 February 2010

Niger-Loire project, governance and culture: December 2009 mission

This Val de Loire Mission trip (involving Vincent Rotgé and Jennifer Millereux) to Mopti from 6th to 14th December 2009 took in the Mopti workshop (8th-9th December), focusing on guidelines for developing the Mopti port and training initiatives with the help of Professor Bani Touré as part of the...

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