Natural disasters and extreme climate-related events are among some of the risks that are threatening the livelihood of cultural heritage sites. Indeed, climate change is negatively impacting the preservation of these sites, especially in terms of environmental, economic and social aspects.
As cultural heritage is a topic of high interest to many regions and to AER Committee 3 for Culture, Education & Youth in particular, we wish to inform you about an interesting event organised by the European Commission – DG Research and Innovation where policy makers, stakeholders, researchers and innovators will gather together to discuss the latest developments on cultural heritage at risk.
The event titled “Cultural heritage, disaster resilience and climate change: the contribution on EU Research and Innovation”, focuses on how to increase disaster resilience of cultural heritage sites facing natural hazards and extreme climate-related events, along with innovative solutions to prevent other types of risks. The way in which local authorities, NGOs and users can better protect cultural heritage sites at risk will be discussed as well, together with presentations from EU R&I funded projects.
If you are interested in joining the community of innovators on cultural heritage, please check the event page.
The deadline for registration is 2 December 2016.