Creating opportunities for the safeguard of Mediterranean hammams

This meeting will bring together Project partners and associated experts in the field of sociology, town-planning, rehabilitation, and business and water management in order to work out the best practices for safeguarding and revitalizing the hammam as a traditional institution in the Mediterranean region. The issue of water will be particularly addressed - scarcity, quality, hygiene, supplying systems, etc. The sociological and cultural aspects related to the role of the hamman in the Mediterranean Medina and its contribution to the civil society and urban landscape development will also be addressed; comparisons with new hammams will be made, taking into consideration social, ecological, economical and architectural aspects. Also, meetings with managers and employees of working hammams will be organised in order to compare methodologies of maintenance and business-plan implementation and management.