ICOMOS INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL ROUTES (CIIC)
promote respect for and appreciation of the various types of human
cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, with a view to
bringing peoples and cultures, whatever their origin, into contact
with each other.
light of the current trend tending to make cultures uniform, to
strengthen cultural identities themselves in order to achieve
intercultural enrichment, and at the same time overcome the
obstacles of historical lack of understanding, and search for
factors in achieving rapprochement and harmony among peoples. This
implies above all respect for different cultural interpretations of
a given heritage.
seek to establish cultural openness and a professional
interrelationship between the sciences and the humanities, promote
the capacity for dialogue and the willingness to understand that no
shore of knowledge, like no shore of culture, is remote from or
alien to the sphere of knowledge as a whole.
recognize that knowledge is an ongoing process of cause and effect
that should be continuously explored for the sake of achieving
understanding of and respect for all aspects of human activity given
concrete expression in cultural routes or itineraries, which form an
integral part of cultural heritage.
TOPICS TO BE STUDIED AND PROBLEMS TO BE APPROACHED ON THE BASIS OF
define methods for the correct identification, enhancement,
promotion, and knowledge of cultural routes or itineraries and their
draft guidelines for ensuring the proper protection and preservation
both of Cultural Routes or Itineraries as a unit of work to be
considered as a whole and of the separate cultural elements that
comprise these routes or itineraries, through global planning and
specific programs harmoniously integrated into such planning.
foster the creation of a collective awareness of the universal value
of cultural routes or itineraries to the extent that they represent
the interrelationship and cultural and historical processes of
different human communities. To design as a part of this awareness,
teaching and information programs tailored to various levels.
emphasize the interrelationship of cultural heritage values, both
tangible and intangible, as defined by Cultural Routes or
Itineraries, and stress in each instance the need for study,
protection, and dissemination of information on both aspects as they
relate to each other, since the elements of intangible culture make
up a substantial part of the meaning and value of those of a
identify cultural routes or itineraries, using the scientific
methods now being developed, and establish criteria and principles
that can contribute positively to their knowledge, enhancement,
promotion, protection, and preservation, in keeping with the
objectives set forth above.
search for ways of possible collaboration among the different
countries and communities involved, with the assistance of and
action by international organizations, the competent Public
Administrations, private institutions such as associations and
foundations, and citizen involvement. To continue in this spirit to
find possible ways and means for international, national, regional,
and local funding and for cooperation plans.