The NWE ecological footprint i.e. its negative global
environmental impact must be reduced. This entails tackling a wide variety
of issues such as: managing waste disposal; developing renewable energies;
promoting the sustainable use and protecting natural areas; reducing the
negative externalities from traffic flows.
The NWE programme recognises the importance of the historic
environment and will also allocate resources to safeguard and creatively enhance
the integrity of sites, monuments and cultural landscapes, considering them not
only as assets for economic development. It also aims to strengthen local and
regional identities and to promote culture as an essential element in the
development of society.
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Other Examples of possible projects
A network of cities/regions may launch a comprehensive NWE
awareness-raising campaign around two paradoxes: living in urban areas is
greener and more cars = less mobility, including positive policy proposals to
change mass behaviour.
A heritage conservation agencies network could conduct
archaeological comparisons between landmark sites of European culture linked
by a common theme (e.g. Cistercian abbeys, Art Nouveau buildings, etc.) in
order to gain a better understanding of their mutual relationships and exploit
related findings. Alternatively, the focus might be placed on the European
memory in visitor's centres, vocational training (including traineeship
abroad) of crafts(wo)men specialised in heritage restoration, etc.
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