Bojan Radej, Jelka Pirkovič, Pierre Paquet


European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century (Council of Europe, 2017) has importantly contributed to emphasizing integrative intervention logic of heritage policy by shifting from vertical, sector based to cross-sector based horizontal thinking. Paper develops and explain integral logic that combines vertical and horizontal approach. Three integration measures are proposed: weak and strong balance and cohesion. It is illustrated by a hypothetical example showing how integral heritage policy can be programmed (and evaluated) in relatively simple and transparent way, despite its essential complexity.

Keywords: Council of Europe, European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century, Integral approach to heritage, weak balance, strong balance, cohesion.

[1] Slovenian Evaluation Society, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (contact author)

[2] Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

[3] Department of Heritage, and Faculty of Arts, University of Liège, Wallonia, Belgium

Cite this article:
Bojan Radej, Jelka Pirkovič, Pierre Paquet. SMART HERITAGE POLICY. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.1:62-79, DOI:

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