Islamic countries in the Mediterranean and the Middle East have an outstanding natural, artistic and intangible heritage, associated to events and living traditions, ideas, beliefs and artistic and literary works of exceptional, universal significance. This wealth is, however, frequently not recognized internationally and not protected properly. Med-O-Med pretends to contribute to its recovery and re-evaluation.

  1. Al-Shaheed Park in Kuwait: a new environmental project

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    The exhibition “Gardens of Al-Andalus“, showed in Kuwait from the 8th to the 20th April, has given the Islamic [...]

  2. Middle East and Mediterranean Landscape Convention

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    In Med-O-Med we are working in four inter-connected areas: landscape, education and awareness, research and, lastly, networks and inventories. [...]

  3. The definition of Cultural Landscape

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    According to the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention of UNESCO,  cultural landscapes are cultural [...]

  4. Cultural landscapes in Med-O-Med

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    One of the characteristics of Islamic civilisation since early times has been its special admiration of nature and landscapes [...]

  5. Cultural landscapes classification

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    Three categories of cultural landscape were defined in the Operating Guide for implementation of the World Heritage Convention:

    Landscapes [...]

  6. Some background to cultural heritage

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    The idea of preserving heritage arose after the First World War, and steps have gradually been taken in this [...]

  7. Islamic gardens

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    Arabic gardens or Islamic gardens? This is the first question that comes to mind regarding the gardens that were [...]

  8. The andalusi garden

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    The andalusi garden represents since the first days of Islam in the seventh century, a space of dialogue, coexistence [...]

  9. 12 Med-O-Med destinations of Eco-Tourism

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    As a result of the evaluation of experts in a  meeting held in Malaga at the Centre for Mediterranean [...]

  10. Intangible Heritage

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    A people’s cultural heritage is not limited to constructions, monuments and other tangible objects stemming from its culture and [...]


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MED-O-MED aspires to making the development of Islamic countries in these regions compatible with the preservation of their environment and heritage. It aims to set up projects involving maximum participation by regional social and public agents, with total respect for genetic sovereignty and the cultural identity of the local populations, all within an inter-cultural and a multi-disciplinary approach.

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This section, which will continue to grow as more research and projects are carried out in the future, contains practical information about Med-O-Med’s lines of work and the countries in the Mediterranean and the Middle East where the program develops its activities.


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