Caring for heritage together

Jan 30, 2023

Vilnius, Lithuania. Community capacity building programme.

Participatory governance of cultural heritage

The renovation of residential houses, characteristic of the Old Town of Vilnius, requires financial, human resources and craft skills. A large part of this built heritage belongs to private owners, who may not be aware of the heritage value of their property or the financial means to maintain them.

The Vilnius Old Town Renewal Agency, set by the municipality of Vilnius, initiated the Community capacity building programme in 2001 as part of the old town revitalisation programme adopted in 1998.
This programme raises awareness among the locals about the heritage value of private buildings and public spaces located in the Old Town, and supports private owners to maintain and renovate their properties.


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