On September 20 and 21 the operational headquarters of the Civil Protection Department hosted the PROCULTHER-NET Initial Planning Meeting; two days of work dedicated to planning the next activities of the European project on the protection of cultural heritage in emergencies.
The event was attended by representatives of the Consortium partners involved in activities aimed at safeguarding cultural heritage at risk: Department of Civil Protection, as coordinator, ICCROM- International Center for the Study of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of the Interior-Authority for Disaster and Emergency Management-AFAD (Turkey), German Archaeological Institute-DAl (Germany), Ministry of the Interior-Directorate General of Civil Security and Crisis Management-DGSCGC (France), Fondazione Hallgarten-Franchetti Centro Studi Villa Montesca– FCSVM, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Government of the Castilla y León Region-JCyL (Spain), Federal Agency for Technical Relief-THW (Germany), UNISOB-University Suor Orsola Benincasa (Italy) and University of Porto-UPORTO (Portugal).
Delegates included Civil Defense experts from the Government of the Castilla y León Region, the Ministry of Culture of France, Spain, and Portugal, which was also represented by the National Civil Defense Authority.
PROCULTHER-NET-Protecting Cultural Heritage from the Consequences of Disasters-Network, is coordinated by the Civil Protection Department and co-financed by DG ECHO under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
The project, which will end in 2023, continues the work of PROCULTHER to strengthen and further expand the community committed to the protection of cultural heritage in emergencies, within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Knowledge Network.
Fonte : Protezione Civile