First Heritage Days in Jordan is a 10-day long event designed to increase visibility of Jordanian historical sites and help the local population develop its capacities to promote and protect their cultural heritage as well as improve their employability. The project will include showcasing of unknownJordanian historical sites, trainings and workshops with European and Jordanian experts for the local population and awareness programmes through drama to help locals better understand their heritage sites and develop tools to protect and promote them. The project will also encourage new Jordanian landmarks to be added to the touristic map of Jordan, with a view to boost tourism in the country. This will be the first edition of the project, but the cluster intends to establish the Heritage Days as a yearly gathering for the country in the area of cultural heritage.
Members involved: Belgian Embassy, French Embassy, German Embassy, GreekEmbassy, Italian Embassy, Swedish Embassy, Dante Alighieri, Goethe-Institut,Instituto Cervantes, Institut français.
Dates: 3 October 2018 – 5 October 2018
Key words: cultural heritage, training,heritage site, tourism, workshop, capacity building, heritage protection.
Total budget: 66,000€
Cluster fund grant: 7500€
Partners: EU Delegation in Jordan, Ministry of Tourism andAntiquities, Ministry of Education, Department of Antiquities, Municipality ofShobak, Municipality of Zarqa, Princess Basma centre/Innovation Lab, JordanTourism Board, Yarmouk University, SALAR, SELA for Vocational Training andProtection of Cultural Heritage, Shmal Start, Amman design Week.