Effective protection of cultural heritage sites requires an integrated approach, which apart from the adequate management and preservation measures, implies that heritage sites shall be also protected from adverse urban developments. In this regard, the correct inclusion of cultural heritage sites in spatial planning documents with clear delineation of protective zones, is a precondition for better protection and preservation of the sites. This concept is also enshrined in the Strategy for Cultural Heritage 2017-2027, which foresees protection of cultural heritage sites through their inclusion into municipal spatial planning documents. Moreover, the applicable legislation also stipulates the establishment of protective zones , for cultural heritage sites, which to date are not established. The importance of inclusion of heritage sites into municipal spatial plans, along with delineation of protective zones, is linked with the ongoing changes in the municipal spatial plans, including the drafting process of municipal zoning maps which inter alia shall determine the terms of construction within urban areas. To effectively address this matter, the Mission will support the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports (MCYS) in designing procedures and methods for drawing up and establishing protective zones around the selected number (up to ten) of cultural heritage sites. The rules and procedures used to establish the protective zones for the selected sites will serve as a model for other municipalities throughout the spatial planning process. To achieve this, the Mission will hire two local experts who will closely co-operate with the Kosovo Institute for Protection of Monuments (KIPM), the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP), municipalities and respective Regional Centres for Cultural Heritage (RCCH) in drawing the perimeter of the protective zones for the selected number of cultural heritage sites.
The project foresees guiding the relevant officials on the applied methodology (rules and procedures) to establish protective zones for selected cultural heritage sites. This will be achieved by hiring two local experts who will primarily support the KIPM in setting the protective zones around the sites.
Duration of the consultancy will be thirty (30) days.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Property, Cultural Heritage and Interfaith Dialogue Section (PCIS), the local expert shall work closely with KIPM and MESP and respective RCCH in setting the protective zone around cultural heritage sites. He/she shall:
The Local Expert shall provide in particular:
Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How To Apply
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