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Launch of Faro Convention topical series

31 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Faro Convention Action plan launched a Topical series on community preparedness and post-disaster revitalisation, following a research study carried out in Fontecchio, Italy in October 2017, with the support of EUR-OPA. Scientists as well as civil organizations stressed, in the context of the...

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New EUR-OPA publication on Cultural Heritage facing Climate change

Have European states developed a “climate strategy” for their cultural heritage? Do national climate change adaptation policies deal with risks to cultural heritage? What experiences have there been since Council of Europe recommendations on this matter in 2009, and what are the shortcomings? The...

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Presentation of EUR-OPA activities to the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE)

21-23 March 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Executive Secretary of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement presented the Agreement to the 9th Plenary Session of the Council of Europe Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice held in Strasbourg on 21-23 March. He emphasised the projects carried out on prevention, preparedness...

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The historical built up: a data base for the future

6 October 2017 Ravello, Italy

In regions regularly touched by earthquakes the surviving Historical Built-up Areas contain, necessarily, some seismic-proof features. However, as usually the traditional techniques are considered outdated, often the historical buildings are reinforced by using modern techniques and materials....

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The International Workshop on cultural heritage and climate change

18-19 May 2017 Ravello, Italy

Climate change is a growing threat to cultural heritage in Europe and elsewhere. Floods, strong storms, heat waves, extreme rain, drought and landslides are likely to increase in the future depending on latitude. This will affect monuments, archaeological sites, historical cities, museums,...

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Course on Global Change and Risks to Cultural Heritage

10-14 September 2012 Palais du Louvre - Paris, France

The European University Centre for Cultural Heritage (Centro Universitario Europeo Per I Beni Culturali) organised, with the support of the EUR-OPA Agreement of the Council of Europe, an European Course on "Global Change and Risks to Cultural Heritage". Addressed to young advanced students and...

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Publication Publication

  Cultural heritage facing climate change: experiences and ideas for resilience and adaptation

This publication follows the International Conference on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change, held in Ravello, Italy, on 18 and 19 May 2017. It includes contributions from scientific and governmental experts to address this issue, but also a political recommendation as well as guidelines for governments, other institutional actors, NGOs and experts on on how to better integrate climate change considerations and prevision in the protection and maintenance of cultural heritage.

Reference texts Reference texts

Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on cultural heritage facing climate change: increasing resilience and promoting adaptation EN


Recommendation 2009 - 1 on Vulnerability of Cultural Heritage to Climate Change, adopted at the 57th meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents of the EUR-OPA Agreement, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 15-16 October 2009 ENFR

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