The project „Advancement of UNESCO World Heritage sites’ maintenance in Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn“ was implemented from May 18, 2020 – to October 15, 2021.

Vilnius celebrated the 25th anniversary of the city‘s historic center inscription upon the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019, Riga and Tallinn celebrate the same 25th anniversary in 2022.

The discussion about achievements in management and maintenance of historic cores of the Baltic capital is an important means for comparative self-evaluation and inspiration. Regular exchange of knowledge and ideas strengthens the professional capacity of cultural heritage managers in Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius.

Joint thematic meetings/workshops were organized in all three capital cities. The seminars enabled to exchange of ideas and share experiences of professionals engaged with respective UNESCO World Heritage sites. The construction of new buildings, public involvement and strategies to raise youth awareness in heritage conservation were discussed. 

The first seminar took place in Riga on July 8 – 10, 2020, and was organized by Riga City Development Department. During the seminar, the exhibition  „Preservation and maintenance of Vilnius Old Town 1994 – 2019“  made by Vilnius Old Town Renewal Agency was opened in Riga Town Hall on July 9, 2020, and remained on display for a month. The second seminar took place in Tallinn on July 14 – 15, 2021, and was organized by the Heritage Conservation Office of the Tallinn Urban Planning Department. The third seminar took place in Vilnius on September 23-24, 2021 and was organized by Vilnius Old Town Renewal Agency.

Partner‘s letter about the Project.

The project Advancement of UNESCO World Heritage sites’ maintenance in Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn“ is supported by the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.