SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL ROUTES (CIIC)
TOPICS TO BE STUDIED
AND PROBLEMS TO BE APPROACHED ON THE BASIS OF INTERNATIONAL
- To define methods for the correct identification, enhancement,
promotion, and knowledge of cultural routes or itineraries and
- To 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
- To 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.
- To 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 tangible nature.
- To 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.
- To 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.
- To collaborate with the ICOMOS International Committee on
Legislation in the search for and dissemination of suitable legal
measures and to work to have these measures enforced within the
framework of Cultural Routes. To collaborate also with other
international and national ICOMOS Committees.
Tenerife, September 8, 1998