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Cultural Heritage Enhancement in the Region of Kènitra (Morocco)

Objective

Projects aimed at management of the cultural heritage can be an important instrument for the economic growth of the Mediterranean countries. On the basis of a multidisciplinary research program, the University of Naples "Federico II", in collaboration with researchers of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", have signed an agreement for the academic, scientific and cultural cooperation with the University of Kènitra "Ibn Tofail". A further consent has been taken with the INSAP (Institut National des Sciences de l'Archeologie et du Patrimoine) of Rabat, over the implementation of a partnership between the two countries, to develop common research projects.

Both the agreements were made in view of a more specific VI Framework Program, involving other MS and MCP. Given the enormous amount of yet not surveyed archaeological evidences in the Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen region (headed by the city of Kènitra), it seems urgent a series of field survey to report and map the cultural richness of this area. The main tasks of these preliminary SSAs are the following: geo-archaeological survey of the pre-historical and historical sites, especially those along the coastline of the region; identification and dating of the sites, to be mapped in view of specific investigations; in-situ analysis of methodologies in case of restoration of the architectural and/or organic and inorganic material there found; implementation of GPS and digital technologies, to build a complete GIS, useful for following research activities.

What we aim with the present proposal is some funds to arrange meetings in Italy between the participants, to settle the working groups; for the mobility of the participants, to go three times to Morocco for the field and for the didactic activities; to provide for operational and technical support, and for communication activities, to disseminate the awareness of the potentials of the cultural heritage in a sustainable growth of tourism.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-MPC/SSA-2
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Roma
Italy

Participants (1)

UNIVERSITE DE KENITRA "IBN TOFAIL"
Morocco
Address
Na
133 Kenitra