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National Reports present and discuss the state of the art reached in the field of sustainable management of Non-reproducible Goods (NRGs) that have been identified in each of the five UE Member States involved in the project.

The documents have been produced by taking in account all the three dimensions of sustainable development (environmental, economic and social), giving particular attention to those Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are specifically aimed at preserving Cultural Heritage and Natural Capital as well as at improving the sustainable management and valorization of NRGs. In this regard, dedicated documents produced by internationally Certified Bodies, such as “Culture for the 2030 Agenda” (published by UNESCO in 2018), have been used by the CHERISH partnership as useful tools to accurately relate the SDGs to the main features of the management of NRGs that can be detected at national level in each of the five European Countries involved in the Project.

By following this conceptual approach, each CHERISH National Report presents and critically discusses:

  • the main country-specific issues and excellences concerning sustainable management of NRGs, by presenting the most relevant point of strength and the most pressing problem that can be detected at national level in the field of each of the two major categories of NRGs, which are Cultural Heritage and Natural Capital;
  • the way how these main features of the national management of NRGs positively and negatively affect the Country as well as the achievement of specific SDGs foreseen for the year 2030;
  • the impact that the main features of the national management of NRGs produce on the local environmental dimension, by highlighting good practices, strategies and tools that further strengthen the national excellences as well as those aspects that should be improved in order to overcome the country-specific issues;
  • the way how the economy of the Country is linked to the main features of the national management of NRGs and the strategies put in place by local enterprises and public bodies in order to contribute to the sustainable valorization of Cultural Heritage and Natural Capital;
  • the social impact that the main features of the national management of NRGs have on the Country, by influencing its national policies, scientific knowledge, education and public awareness.

A preview of some contents extracted from National Reports is presented in the sample document showed hereafter:

National Report Italy
National Report France
National Report – Bulgaria
National Report – Greece
National Report – Spain