UNESCO School in South East Europe - Sustainable Energy Governance in UNESCO World Heritage sites
The school represents a unique educational opportunity to enhance capacity-building in sustainable energy by conveying in a single venue a substantial capital of knowledge developed in World Heritage sites in Europe. These sites have proved they have an important word to say about sustainability, in terms of education, management, and scientific knowledge to be regionally shared and applied.
Experienced lecturers will highlight, through which methodologies, how to link advanced technologies in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy with the preservation of historical buildings, towns and natural settings. A broad array of narratives from UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Eastern and Western Europe will constitute the backbone of the desk-based part of the school. However, renovation and adaptation of physical structures alone won’t exhaust the educational purpose of the course since the energy governance issue will also be investigated. In particular, trainees will be taught how to integrate energy into the planning and management of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and how to accommodate contemporary knowledge to traditional buildings.