Collective work, whether local or international, is at the heart of our missions. CoPaM acts as an integrator, federating the forces involved, establishing action processes for the conservation of World Heritage and its enhancement for the benefit of local populations.
Each heritage property has its own specificities and is conceived as an integral part of a large mosaic of World Heritage.
Joining forces to develop a property does not mean putting it in competition with other properties, as all have outstanding universal value.
Breaking with some old and bad habits in the field of international cooperation, the aim of CoPaM is not to "do in place of" but to accelerate local projects and to transmit expertise to people or organizations initiating their projects. CoPaM is a facilitator, an accelerator, it is not an "operator"!
Far from diminishing its added value, its positioning makes it a real lever for the long-term development of territories via the capacity building of actors. The union of parties at the service of common objectives is written in our genome!