The Interreg Central Europe project ProteCHt2save ends with an international web conference on 23 June 2020, organized by the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council of Italy, the City of Ferrara and Danube University Krems. The topics range from risk assessment and protection of cultural and natural heritage to the effects of climate change, emergency plans and cooperation.

Since more than three years, the ProteCHt2save project dealt with the impact natural disasters have not only on the preservation of cultural heritage, but also visitors, employees and on the entire population. In the times of COVID-19, it also became apparent how vulnerable tourism is to such situations and the risk it poses to all those who live on tourism revenues.

Primarily the project aimed to develop tailor-made solutions against i.e. floods or heavy rain in order to improve the cultural heritage's resilience.

Following an integrated and transnational approach, the scientist developed and implemented regional and local emergency and evacuation plans resulting in inventories and maps, best practice manuals and handbooks on risk management targeting cultural assets, with a special focus on climate change induced natural disasters.

The ProteCHt2save strategies were tested in pilot projects in development and application. This contributed to the improvement of already existent disaster management plans in Central Europe.

Cultural heritage hits climate change

The web conference Cultural Heritage Challenges Climate Change presents contributions from international experts such as Prof Alessandra Bonazza, University of Bologna; architect Antonia Pasqua Recchia, the advisor to the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism; Riccardo Cacciotti from the Czech Academy of Sciences; Raffaela Woller, from the Center for the Protection of Cultural Property  at Danube University Krems, and Christophe Ebermann, Interreg Central Europe.


Cultural Heritage Challenges Climate Change

Date: 23 June 2020

Start: 9:30 am

Language: English

Registration: until 18 June 2020 and only online by clicking this registration link

Attending the web conference is free of charge.

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