Sbeïtla Project

Project of assistance to the development of the project of the municipality of Sbeitla for registration of the archaeological site, remnant of the ancient Sufetula, on the Tunisian indicative list of the candidate sites for the World Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO) ranking.

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Photo : Bernard Gagnon – Palestre des grands thermes.

Within the agreement of cooperation signed between the Provence Region and the Kasserine governorate in Tunisia, and the actions of cooperation carried out between the city of Arles and the city of Sbeitla on enhancement of the Mediterranean heritage of common  interest (romano-Byzantine sites and mosaics), the Alliance of Euro-mediterranean Cities of Culture, – one of which is the city of Arles – wishes to put its skills and tools at the service of the city of Sbeitla. The goal of this project is to guide this community in the implementation of new urban practices to improve the management, exploitation, protection and sustainable development of its heritage.

To achieve this goal, AVEC will organize all along  the year 2017, professional meetings between representatives of the city of Sbeitla, the representatives of the National Institute of Tunisian heritage, owner of the archaeological site of Sbeitla, and its member cities. The latter are represented by Mayors and Deputy Mayors delegated for Heritage or Culture, the Heritage Service managers and Tourist Office directors who can mobilize to share their expertise and experiences.

These meetings should lead to the implementation of a quality approach, based on the repository Qualicities, to improve the heritage policy of the community and to engage in dialogue with the Tunisian Government to succeed being part ultimately, for the archaeological site, remnant of the ancient Sufetula, of the registration on the tentative list of world heritage in Tunisia.

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