Workshop: ‘SMART CULTURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION’, 30-31 May 2017. Venue: National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova, Maistrova ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Organized by Slovenian Evaluation Society and Republic of Slovenia – Ministry of Culture.

The Background: The Council of Europe (CoE) has recently adopted the ‘Strategy for the cultural heritage in Europe in the 21st Century’ ( that takes entirely new and innovative – interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to heritage policy. It involves new intervention logic that relies on synergies among heritage stakeholders. The new approach is ‘smart’ in the sense that it its content is integrative, inclusive for stakeholders and also financially favourable. 

The Strategy is founded on three integral components: the “Social”, the “Development” and the “Knowledge” one. The challenge is how to enhance all three components in a synergic way. The CoE Strategy suggests that overall consistency derives from the balance between the components and from the strength of their convergence.

Methodological solution to the CoE new approach has been developed by the Slovenian Evaluation Society. The core methodology consists of combining three standard procedures: Leopold impact matrix (CoE “Challenges” X CoE “Recommendations”), square input-output matrix, correlation matrix with Venn diagram as a schematic presentation of results (synergies). 

The aim of the workshop is to present the Strategy in the light of its novel approach in general terms, its methodological specificities, its background rationale. The aim is also to present possibilities for the practical application of our methodology to programming, project management, setting priorities, coordination of lack of agreement among stakeholders, and evaluation of impacts of programs and projects. The novel approach is also a generic one and therefore applicable to territorial governance, nature conservation, urban/rural development, and other policies/programmes that intersect with heritage policy. 

The participants are not requested to have any previous expert knowledge in methodological issues.

Organizer: Slovenian Evaluation Society and Ministry of Culture RS, with valuable support by ICOMOS Slovenia, CIOFF Slovenija, Creative Europe Desk Slovenia (Motovila Institute), CMEPIUS Slovenia.

Venue of the Workshop: Ljubljana, Slovenia; National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova, Maistrova ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana

Guest Presenters:

  • Ms. Ana Schoebel, Council of Europe.
  • Mrs. Urška Šolc, Geological Survey of Slovenia and “Adria Wealth project”.
  • Mrs. Polona Abram, director of Komen Karst Institute (Javni zavod Komenski Kras).

Date: 30-31 May 2017.

Target group: professionals from CoE member states responsible for planning or evaluating projects, programs and heritage policies (PPP). 40-60 participants

Aim of the Workshop: Transfer of new tool for programming and evaluation of heritage PPP in line with new CoE’s Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century ( The Strategy is replacing old sectoral approach to heritage policy with new intervention logic that prioritises achieving synergies, mutual understanding and shared concerns. Analogous intervention logic is already implied in EU’s cohesion policy for programming period 2014-2020. Participants will be familiarised with new intervention logic, they will learn how new approach works on practical examples and then also try to rework their own heritage PPP into new intervention logic. By acquiring new knowledge, skills and tools, participants will be able to formulate their PPP in much more efficient way and with clear guidelines on how to provide for synergies in the area of heritage management (either increase heritage PPP impact on non-heritage sectors or non-heritage sectors’ impacts on heritage PPP). More horizontal approach can importantly enhance heritage management with streamlining financial and human resources.


Tuesday, 30. May 2017

Module I: Introduction

9,00 – 9,45  Bojan Radej, Mrs. Jelka Pirkovič: Welcoming address, Scope of the workshop, work plan, activities and expected outcomes

9,45 – 10,00 Mrs. Damjana Pečnik (State Secretary at Slovenian Ministry of culture): Welcoming address

10,00 – 10,15 Mrs. Ana Schoebel, Council of Europe, Programme Manager Strategy 21: “Preparation of The Strategy – why and how?”

10,15 – 10,45 Mrs. Ksenija Kovačec Naglič, (Director of Cultural Heritage Directorate, Ministry of Culture, Slovenia): “Slovenian activities in preparing heritage protection strategy”.

10,45 – 11,30 Mrs. Jelka Pirkovič: “Preparation of CoE Strategy and its new intervention logic” (presented in absence of Mr. Pierre Paquet, Department of Heritage Wallonia, author of presentation)

11,30 – 12,00 Coffee break, provided by the hosts

12,00 – 12,45 Mrs. Jelka Pirkovič, Slovenian Evaluation Society: “Slovenian contribution to CoE’s Strategy”.

12,45 – 13,30 Discussion with participants about the CoE Strategy (moderated by Radej, Pirkovič, Schoebel)

13,30 – 15,00 Lunch at one of local restaurants, provided by participants

Module II: New Intervention Logic

15,00 – 15,45 Bojan Radej, Slovenian Evaluation Society: “Smart approach to heritage development: New intervention logic (vertical, horizontal, combined) with examples,

15,45 – 16,00 Coffee break, provided by the hosts

16,00 – 17,30 Bojan Radej, Slovenian Evaluation Society: Applying new intervention logic in heritage development, Evaluation of synergies in heritage management PPPs”. 

19,00 Dinner, provided by the organizers in Hostel Celica, Metelkova street

Wednesday, 31. May 2017

Module III: Case studies

9,00 – 9,45 Case study 1: Mrs. Urška Šolc, Geological Survey of Slovenia and “Adria Wealth project”: “Sustainable tourism: opportunity for heritage protection: Towards legislative changes needed to protect the stone heritage in the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region

9,45 – 10,30  Case study 2: Mrs. Polona Abram, director of Komen Karst Institute (Javni zavod Komenski Kras): “Štanjel – Challenges and Dillemas”

10,30 – 11,00 Coffee break, provided by the hosts

Module IV: Group work

11,00 -12,30 Practical work of participants in 3 – 5 groups: application of new logic on heritage protection challenges (hypothetical or real) with plenary presentation.

12,30 – 13,30 Plenary presentation of results with discussion

13,30 – 14,00 Closing the Workshop

14,00 Lunch at one of local restaurants, provided by participants.

Minor changes to the program are possible.

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