(ANSAmed) - MADRID, MAY 4 - A training programme for young tourist guides who lead national and foreign visitors to the country's architectural heritage: this will be promoted from May 19 to 25 in Salè, Morocco, in the context of the action plan of the Montada project for the promotion of traditional architecture in the Maghreb, organised in collaboration with the Sala al Moustakbal association.

The training programme, sources active in coordinating the Montada project report, is meant to help people discover the history of buildings and architectonic sites in Salé, to develop the necessary skills to organise guided visits and to create an atmosphere that meets tourist demand. The content of the course will include: the history of Morocco, in relation to the city of Salé; language and communication and visits to monuments. The course's total duration is 20 hours. The Montada project is co-funded by the European Union with 1.5 million euros, part of the EuroMedHeritage IV programme.

Goal of the project is to make the most of the heritage of historic centres and medinas in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Cities that are involved in particular are Salé, Marrakech, Dellys, Ghardaia, Sousse and Kairouan. Forums will be organised and local communities will be involved to develop a different mentality towards protecting their territory. Inhabitants will be stimulated to organise initiatives to protect their architectural heritage. (ANSAmed).