HEREIN- European Heritage Network thesaurus

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The HEREIN thesaurus is a multilingual terminological tool enabling heritage experts and users to identify concepts, terms, developments and policies. It is part of an ambitious project of the Council of Europe which seeks to organise the monitoring of the implementation of agreements on Granada’s architectural heritage (1985) and Valletta’s archaeological heritage (1992). This project will allow comparative studies on laws and national regulations, the organisation of services, and on the budgets of different countries.

The Euromed Heritage 4 programme hosts on its website a partial application of the HEREIN Thesaurus contributing the Arabic translation of some 550 words or phrases. Our version is presented in four languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

The presentation of the Thesaurus in the framework of Euromed Heritage 4 seeks to highlight the great importance of the project. The access to selected words in alphabetical order is a kind of glossary and provides valuable assistance to comparative analysis.

We thank the Council of Europe and its Steering Committee for Heritage, Spatial Planning and Landscape for allowing us to acknowledge the HEREIN project and provide access to the Thesaurus. More generally, this cooperation aims to raise awareness among the partner countries of the very important corpus of conventions, recommendations and publications: fruit of a long-standing action from the Council of Europe in the field of heritage.