The Gorica Bridge Speaks
Within the framework of its global initiative “Culture: A Bridge to Development”, which aims at building on the power of culture as a dynamic force of co-operation and innovation for inclusive economic development, social cohesion, and peace, UNESCO is supporting the organization by the Balkanika Foundation, in cooperation with the Municipality of Berat and other partners from the region, of a new regional encounter in Berat.
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Mirela Kumbaro, Minister of Culture of Albania and Fadil Nasufi, Mayor of Berat, will attend “The Gorica Bridge Speaks”, a new sub-regional “Balkan Bridges Speak” event, on Saturday 29 March 2014 in the historic centre of Berat, a site inscribed on the World Heritage List since 2005.
This regional encounter on the iconic Gorica bridge of Berat follows the ones organized in Edirne (Turkey) in 2012, and in Lovech (Bulgaria) in 2013. It is the third of several events within the “Balkan Bridges Speak” project to be hosted across South East Europe to highlight bridges as powerful symbols of unity and mutual understanding.