What is a Chair – The UNESCO Chairs Programme was launched in 1992, as a result of the resolution adopted in the 26th session of UNESCO General Conference.
This programme aims to promote international inter-university cooperation and networking; enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work and an increased student mobility; strengthen international cooperation, promote training and research for the knowledge production, in a spirit of solidarity, in line with the objectives and guidelines of UNESCO’s programmes and key priority areas. The Programme promotes North-South and South-South cooperation as a strategy to enrich institutions.
The Chairs aim at being bridge builders between academia and civil society, and research and political policy-making
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Chair in The Ocean’s Cultural Heritage
It aims to connect different areas of the humanities, focusing on the history of the ocean, its cultural heritage, especially in the modern era. Moreover, to establish a network of entities across the Atlantic – Europe-Africa-America, including researchers and students, who will also extend their action to the general public, sharing experiences, materials, and knowledge through the development of research, education and awareness campaigns.
The Chair fosters and integrates these activities within the cultural heritage of the oceans, underwater cultural heritage and archaeology, environment and history, establishing good practices and cooperation: