Protecting Cultural Heritage from the Consequences of Disasters

Protecting Cultural Heritage from the Consequences of Disasters – PROCULTHER is the initiative co-funded by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO) in the framework of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism - UCPM and designed to develop and improve technical and operational capacities for the safeguard of cultural heritage at risk of disaster at all territorial levels. The project was carried out from January 2019 to December 2021 by the Italian Civil Protection Department (Italy), leader of the implementing Consortium that pooled together the experience and competences of the Ministère de l’Intérieur - Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises (France), the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Regional Government of Castilla y León (Spain), the Ministry of Interior-Disaster and Emergency Management Authority - AFAD (Turkey), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the Fondazione Hallgarten – Franchetti Centro Studi Villa Montesca (VM). All throughout the 36 months of activities PROCULTHER Consortium Partners, with the participation of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, worked proactively in a process involving cultural heritage and disaster risk management actors from European Union Member States and UCPM Participating States as well as experts from international organisations actives in both cultural heritage and disaster risk management sectors. This consultative process has allowed, among other actions, to identify the “Key elements of a European Methodology to Address the Protection of Cultural Heritage during Emergencies” and to the elaboration of the minimum requirements of a UCPM-driven response capacity able to intervene and support national response actions worldwide for the protection of cultural heritage at risk. With the closure of PROCULTHER, the work of the project partners is not finished: from January 2022 to June 2023, they will be engaged in the PROCULTHER - NET project, the UPCM initiative co-funded by DG ECHO that aims at consolidating a thematic community focused on the protection of cultural heritage at risk of disaster within the EU Civil Protection Knowledge Network. The PROCULTHER-NET Consortium will also include the Federal Agency for Technical Relief - THW and the German Archaeological Institute – DAI (Germany), the University of Porto - UPORTO (Portugal) and the Suor Orsola Benincasa University - UNISOB (Italy). We do expect that all interested actors will join the initiative: find us on social media with the new hashtag #ProcultherNet and don't miss the next PROCULTHER-NET launch!

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