Utilizing the UNESCO recommendations for academic networking and dialogue to foster mutual respect for cultural and natural heritage, PUSH works to break down cultural prejudices by building greater understanding of the region's shared heritage as a means to respect and appreciate the region's diverse cultures and advance peace in the region.
Furthermore, by identifying important sites of natural and cultural heritage, PUSH brings international attention to the rich heritage of the region in need of preservation.
The PUSH project is not without obstacles. Developing mutual respect for the cultural heritage of the 'other' in the midst of conflict is not easy. There is an undeniable need for increased dialogue and tri-lateral coordination concerning the shared heritage of this important region.

The project is funded by the European Union's Partnership for Peace Programme and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry with additional support provided by the Beracha Foundation

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