Date: September - October
Spain recently ratified the Council of Europe's European Landscape Convention, and it came into force on 1 March. This regulatory text means a commitment by national, regional and local governments to include landscape in territorial legislation, including for Cultural Heritage.
Also, the National Industrial Heritage Plan is now consolidated, as reflected in the publication of no. 7 of the journal Bienes Culturales. This records the actions taken as part of the Plan over the last few years.
For these reasons, and consistent with the projects carried out in collaboration with the Autonomous Communities and the Ministry of Culture, the general subject of "Industrial Landscape" has been put forward for the European Heritage Days 2008.
The purpose of these Days is to offer a current perspective on the evolution of the concept of heritage and raise public awareness about this heritage, which on one hand deals with recent history and on the other introduces the territorial element of cultural processes, in this specific case of industrial activities.
Activities have been programmed to make the proposed subject immediately relevant and to give heritage maximum visibility in the media. Highlights of these activities include visits to representative industrial landscapes, whether urban, archaeological or any other kind.
National JEP Co-ordinator: Linarejos Cruz
Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España
Tel.: 91 550 44 06