Obstacles and opportunities for raising cultural heritage disaster prevention awareness at the national level in Bulgaria
AbstractThe article is devoted to the challenges of cultural heritage disaster prevention and raising its awareness at the national level in Bulgaria. For the first time, specific legal and operational problems associated with cultural heritage protection and valuables at risk in Bulgaria are systematically investigated and described, and gaps in knowledge at European and national level are outlined. Author’s position on streamlining cultural heritage conservation activities with the involvement of all stakeholders, using the “problematic approach” is developed. For the first time, problems of integration of the concern for cultural heritage with disaster management policies and mechanisms at national level are systematically presented, and guidelines for implementing activities rising cultural heritage risk-preparedness awareness are proposed.
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