EDUU had five specific objectives:

  1. To increase the knowledge of pre-Islamic societies in Iraq through archaeological and environmental research in the governorates of Al-Qadisiyah and Wasit, and raise awareness on Iraqi cultural heritage.
  2. To better protect cultural heritage and to promote its use as a tool for dialogue between different sectors of society by improving the skills of SBAH personnel and community leaders.
  3. To promote interest in the common cultural heritage and identity of Iraqi society among younger generations through courses in secondary schools and rural communities.
  4. To improve the local museum assets and engage civil society in cultural heritage initiatives promoted by museums.
  5. To promote and disseminate in Iraq and also internationally the value of cultural heritage as a tool for community building.


These objectives were achieved by sharing knowledge and expertise, and by improving the technical and management capacity of target groups, final beneficiaries and of course the partners themselves.