6 December

18th Regional Conference of the OWHC Southern Europe and Mediterranean Region

Cordoba, Spain

The 18th Regional Conference of the Southern Europe and Mediterranean region of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was held in Córdoba from 19 to 21 November, accompanied by a training workshop on “The Economics of Heritage”, with representatives of the following cities in attendance: Aranjuez, Brussels, Cidade Velha, Córdoba, Cuenca, Elvas, Évora, Granada, Oporto, Oviedo, Mostar, Segovia, Sintra, Tarragona, Úbeda and Vienna. With this Regional Conference we fulfilled our commitment under the OWHC regulations requiring Regional Secretariats to arrange periodic encounters for all the cities in the region.

Isabel Ambrosio, the mayor of Córdoba, which is the city that hosts the Regional Secretariat, and the Secretary General of the OWHC, Denis Ricard, inaugurated the meeting on 19 November in Córdoba; the conference took place over two days in the beautiful heritage setting of Sala Orive.

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