Project facts

Duration: 2021-03-15 - 2022-02-28
Project coordinator: Venice International University
Project consortium: University of Ljubljana; University of Rome Tor Vergata; CRN; City of Venice, ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
Funding bodies: CEI Know-how Exchange Programme supported by the CEI Fund at the EBRD
Subject areas: Climate Change, Education and Training, Intangible Heritage, Sustainability, Sustainable development


Sustainable MAnagement of Cultural Heritage in the Balkans in Response to Climate Change. Best Practices for Adaptation and Intercultural Cooperation - is a 1-year Central European Initiative (CEI) Know-how Exchange Program. It supports the exchange of knowledge and best practices between the EU and the Balkan region, to promote the sustainable management of cultural heritage in response to climate change. It will thus contribute to encourage climate change adaptation and, broadly, sustainable development in the area, engaging the regional decision makers and key stakeholders in a dialogue to compare current approaches and develop common best practices in this concern.

Impacts & Results

The SMACH know-how exchange program addresses the key stakeholders from the region, playing an active role in the fields of restoration, conservation, cultural management, strategic planning, climate change, sustainability and science communication.

The program is built around the actual needs of the Balkan region in the addressed topic, which will be identified in collaboration with scholars and stakeholders from the beneficiary countries (Phase I). A high-level workshop with representatives from EU and the Balkans countries involved will be organized (Phase II) as a basis for developing and implementing a 4-month on-line training (Phase III), which will address technologies, tools and strategies for understanding, documenting and communicating Cultural Heritage, with a special focus on adaptation to Climate Change.