After two years of absence due to the pandemic crisis, finally next 28-29 June, the European Commission DG ECHO will be pleased to gather in Brussels civil protection practitioners and decision-makers to attend the 7th edition of the European Civil Protection Forum, dedicated to the topic entitled: “Towards faster, greener and smarter emergency management”.
PROCULTHER (1) and PROCULTHER-NET (2) have been invited by DG ECHO to participate among the exhibitors at the SQUARE Centre to share those experiences that led to establish a thematic community focused on the protection of cultural heritage within the European Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network- KN and to advocate for the participation of new interested actors in this initiative.
Is the Union Civil Protection Mechanism – UCPM ready to respond to new complex disasters triggered by the increasingly extreme weather events caused by climate change? How to improve regional and international cooperation in the area of civil protection with the UCPM as a catalyst for other EU instruments? How can the pooling and exchange of our knowledge contribute to a stronger evidence-based, innovative and greener European Civil Protection? How can the UCPM stimulate cross-sectoral cooperation to face the changing risk landscape? These are the thorny issues that experts, agencies and institutions will be called to address through their engagement in the European Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network and the enhancement of the European reserve of assets (“rescEU”), the two instruments that UCPM conceived for improving the European preparedness capacities to face future large-scale emergencies.
The participation of PROCULTHER and PROCULTHER-NET in the Forum will be focused on advocating for the consolidation of the thematic community within the KN able to build and share technical and operational knowledge and capacities for the inclusion of cultural heritage protection in all disaster risk management phases. Furthermore, experts who have participated in the development of the “Key Elements of a European Methodology to Address the Protection of Cultural Heritage during Emergencies” will assist the visitors by sharing contents, materials and technical advice on all issues that can help disaster risk reduction in this field.
Visit us at stand n. 18 and join the PROCULTHER-NET Community within the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network to achieve a better protection of cultural heritage at risk of disaster together! EU Civil Protection Forum Website.
(1) The Protecting Cultural Heritage from the Consequences of Disasters – PROCULTHER project was 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 implemented from January 2019 to December 2021 by a Consortium made of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers- Civil Protection Department (Italy), as coordinator, the Ministère de l’Intérieur – Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises – DGSCGC (France), the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Regional Government of Castilla y León – JCyL (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 – FCSVM, with the participation of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Europe
(2) Launched in January 2022, PROCULTHER-NET will be implemented until June 2023 under the coordination of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Civil Protection Department (Italy) by the International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property- ICCROM, the Ministry of Interior-Disaster and Emergency Management Authority – AFAD (Turkey), the German Archaeological Institute – DAI (Germany), the Ministére de l’Intérieur – Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises-DGSCGC (France), the Fondazione Hallgarten – Franchetti Centro Studi Villa Montesca-FCSVM, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Region Government of Castilla y León – JCyL (Spain), the Federal Agency for Technical Relief – THW (Germany), the Suor Orsola Benincasa University – UNISOB (Italy) and the University of Porto – UPORTO (Portugal).