Too often, the Middle Eastern region is seen through the prism of the political crises which have shaken the region as a whole. Our objective is to take a different view by highlighting the unique and exceptional heritage of this region. In other words, we aim to rethink the Middle East through its heritage. Fostering a greater knowledge of this part of the world though heritage is key to better understanding the plural and diversiﬁed identities on the ground.
This will encourage discourses of tolerance and dialogue against stereotypes and violent extremism.
This will foster a better understanding of the inﬂuence of diverse cultures, religions and beliefs in the creation of this speciﬁc heritage.
This will focus the analysis of the region from a heritage point of view.
Without denying the complex political situation on the ground, we want to spread a message of hope by shedding light on beauty and peace conveyed through heritage. By spreading knowledge about the Middle East’s rich heritage, we will raise the inherent difﬁculties linked to this topic while placing our focus on instilling hope. In doing so, we hope to promote and protect the heritage of all humanity. As the protection of heritage is a necessary corollary of the protection of peoples worldwide, promoting its protection equates to ﬁghting for a better-shared future.