World Heritage And Cultural Development Projects

Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)

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World Heritage And Cultural Development Projects

Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)

Presentation and objectives

Heritage is our legacy from the past, our cultural capital, and our legacy for future generations. It is our social and natural imprint, which characterizes our lives, our cities and our nations. Culture, in its various forms of expression, will play a key role as a development and an instrument of job creation.

The UNESCO Convention on World Heritage 1972, along with more recent statements on Intangible Heritage (2003) and on Cultural Diversity (2005) represent the most significant conservation policies and promotion of cultural heritage landmarks. From the strategies defined by UNESCO and from a perspective based on local sustainable development, it is necessary to define management plans cultural activities and heritage sites.

Upon completion of the Master participants will learn the theoretical basis and applied asset management and be able to design heritage management plans in its different aspects (historical heritage, handicrafts, museums, intangible heritage, musical heritage, cultural activities, etc. ) that contribute to economic and social development and job creation.

organizing and collaborating institutions

The Master is jointly organized by the University of Barcelona, ​​the University of Turin and the Turin School of Development of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, ITC / ILO). UNESCO's collaboration in implementing the Master is an important added value for participants. Master collaborate in different cultural heritage institutions and companies from different countries and more specifically in the city of Barcelona, ​​a creative city from the point of view of culture and tourism.

Participants Profile

The program is aimed at:

  • Officials and professionals from the public and private sector, United Nations agencies, foundations and NGOs.
  • Recent college graduates.
  • Professionals involved in designing and managing cultural and heritage projects.
  • People who work or are interested in World Heritage projects and research projects related to it.

The prerequisite for admission is to have a university degree of a minimum of three years, equivalent to a degree or degree.


The program provides a solid foundation for program design heritage and cultural intervention. theoretical, social, institutional, legal and technical aspects involved in the development of these programs will be presented in detail. The master affects both the possibility of realization of plans from (local, regional, national or international) governmental institutions, such as social initiative entities and private companies. The program emphasis on management strategies for the preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites through the preparation of management plans and projects done. The program is also useful for the realization of projects based on economic development, both tangible and intangible heritage.

The master has two main features that make it especially relevant for professionals interested in the development of cultural heritage. First, the curriculum is based on a multidisciplinary approach to culture and heritage, comprising both theoretical and practical aspects in the cultural economy, cultural heritage management, local development, cultural values ​​and the design process project. Second, students learn applied so the process of preparing an own project, with the possibility of implementation at the end of the course.


The Master has the presence of more than thirty expert professors from universities from different countries that give the course a broad international perspective. These include: David Throsby (Mcquaire University, Sydney), Xavier Greffe (University of Paris I-Sorbonne), George Yudice (Miami University). Roigé Xavier and Lluís Bonet (professors from the University of Barcelona) and Peter Tomlinson (ITC / ILO) are the scientific directors of the Master.

Along with academics, officials involved in UNESCO and ILO program by completing the faculty of the Master. Also taught master classes from professional institutions and cultural enterprises.


The program is divided into three phases:

  • First stage: distance learning period (October to December). Through the online platform, students begin a training program consisting of lectures and exercises in preparation for the various modules.
  • Second phase: Intensive face period (January-April). During his stay in Barcelona students take courses with a weekly schedule of 28 hours (from 9:30 am to 14 and 16 to 18 h). The focus is especially oriented Ibero -American reality. In addition to practical classes and workshops, the program consists of classroom visits to heritage institutions of Barcelona and Catalonia.
  • Third phase: (April to September) preparation of the final project. Students create distance, under the supervision of a tutor, a cultural project initiated during the actual stage. The training concludes with the presentation of the project that will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee of the Master. September 14 is the deadline for submission of the final draft. Projects will be evaluated during the period 15- 30 September


  1. To pass the course students must complete:
  2. Exercises in the online phase and face on arrival in Barcelona examination.
  3. Assistance, applied exercises, development of the early stages of the final project and tests for blocks in the stage presence.
  4. Preparation and presentation of a final project applied

Credits and title

The master is 60 ECTS (European equivalence system, 600 hours). Students will receive a dual degree of Master of the University of Barcelona and Master of First Level of the University of Turin.

Languages The language of the course is CASTILIAN. Some guest lectures will be in English. Students may submit works in any of the following languages: Castilian, Catalan, French, English, Italian or Portuguese. Enrolment The enrollment for the 2015-16 edition of the Master is 8,000 Euros.

Accommodation Travel expenses and accommodation in Barcelona are run by students. The City of Barcelona offers different accommodation possibilities for students: residences, shared flats and accommodation with families.

Enrollment Interested persons should complete pre-register through an online registration form and must also submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a copy of college diploma, a copy of the curriculum, a copy of the passport.

Registration deadline: June 30 first call; second call August 10, 2016

This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Oct. 2018
Full time
8,000 EUR
Spain - Barcelona
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