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Heritage and Culture: Challenge and Innovation in Policy and Practice

Public Administration International (PAI) is organizing a one-week study programme entitled Heritage and Culture: Challenge and Innovation in Policy and Practice, to be held in London, UK, on 27 June - 1 July 2011. The programme is designed for policy makers and senior experts working in government ministries and agencies and in non-governmental organizations, concerned with the promotion and funding of heritage conservation and culture. Applications will also be welcome from those in the voluntary and private sector who wish to gain insight into the role of heritage and culture in economic development and to engage in dialogue with officials with responsibilities in this field.

The programme intends to broaden the participants' knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding heritage and cultural policy; examine the relationships between heritage and culture and other government priorities (education, housing, tourism development, and economic development); raise awareness of the issues, opportunities and challenges surrounding heritage and culture, and suggest ways in which they can be effectively addressed in different country contexts.

The programme will include briefings, visits, workshops and discussion sessions with relevant policy makers, heritage managers, and cultural tourism providers. A key element for sharing knowledge and good practice will be sessions where participants will be invited to give informal presentations on aspects of their own agency or heritage site.

For more information about the study programme please see www.public-admin.co.uk/brochures/pai_heritage.pdf

Contact: Clare Walters, Programme Manager, Public Administration International (PAI), 10 Bayley Street, London, WC1B 3HB, UK; tel.: +44 (0)20 7580 3590; fax: +44 (0)20 7580 4746; e-mail: pai@public-admin.co.uk; www.public-admin.co.uk