Rating of Areas of the Spiritual Heritage of Humanity
Basis and Principles
SHA International Ratings Center is the first independent international organization which shapes worldwide rating of the Spiritual Heritage of Humanity area («SHA – rating»). The Spiritual Heritage of Humanity Area Rating («SHA - rating») is intended to assess the quality of the functioning of the territorial community (public authorities, businesses, non-profit sector, civil society, citizens) in case of the preservation, maintenance and reproducing of the objects of material culture, architectural ensembles, cultural monuments constituting the spiritual heritage of whole humanity.
The major aim of SHA International Ratings Centre is a shaping of the Common area of the Spiritual Heritage of the World and assistance to countries in the preservation and forming of national objects of the spiritual heritage.
Our organization has its own representatives in 18 countries (Germany, France, Kirgizia, Finland, Armenia, Lithuania, Russia and so on), there are as well two regional offices in Lithuania (the Baltic office) and France (the European office).
The Spiritual Heritage of Humanity Area Rating is formed under the auspices and valuable principles of UNESCO. It was created accordingly to UNESCO's experience in the formation of the list of World Heritage Sites.
Now more than 90 objects of the spiritual heritage are put on the list. IRC is now working on the restoration and development of 12 objects of Spiritual Heritage. We are performing the number of joint projects in the different countries.