Cultural heritage and cultural diversities

AuthorAida Serjanaj Merhori
PositionAlbanian National Agency of Exams
Vol. 1 No. 1
January 2017
European Journal of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
IIPCCL Publishing, Graz-Austria
ISSN 2519-1284
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Cultural heritage and cultural diversities
Aida Serjanaj Merhori
Albanian National Agency of Exams
The contect of this research work is related to issues of cultural diversities in Europe and
elsewhere. The material is conceptualized as a presentation of the problem in an international
level of policies of the organizations such as European Union and European Council; it is
designed as an illustration of ideas of wellknown researchers of this study-area and it concludes
with personal a itudes and ideas which represent more than an individual.
While the policies are presented as orientations or instructions for member countries in these
organizations, the ideas of scienti c researchers and scientists of culture area go much further.
They become guiding and soothing to several social strata to enlight and enrich hopes in these
di cult times of the world.
I want to set aside in this manuscript some issues such as:
• Cultural heritage;
Intercultural dialogueueue and prevention of the con icts;
• Cultural policies;
Cultural activities and socio-economic development;
Development of the pro le of multiple European cultural identities, enriched by diversity,
international dialogueueue, intercultural con ict, etc.
The study’s results are according to:
di erent international ideas about cultural diversities.
the discussion in a group of 73 teachers with a lot of experience in teaching sociology, literature,
and history, 109 senior students and 239 professional master students in Albania.
Keywords: cultural heritage, symbols and diversity; intercultural communication.
The whole globe is watching and going through quick changes under the e ect of
intercultural interactions. Each civilization gets from other ones di erent elements
without losing its own civilization and treasuring it. The technologic advancement,
the new demographic raports, the great desires to become like West make the work
of governments and international organizations much more di cult, but at the same
time to people themselves to de ne what cultural background or civilization they
belong to.
Reading the work of S. Hungtinton “The Clash of Civilisations”, I have reread
carefully a lot of literature on symbolic interaction, intercultural communication, but
at the same time I have read about Albanian culture and Albania from wellknown
writers such as E. Durham and F. Konica.
The O ce of Information of the Council of Europe in Tirana organized an activity
with Albanian high school students, in 2006-2007. The participants evaluated the
sociology’s e ect in their development from social area point of view (the school

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