The Integrated Rehabilitation Project Plan/Survey of the Architectural and Archaeological Heritage (IRPP/SAAH) Joint Programme which was implemented by the Council of Europe and the European Union in South-Eastern European countries from 2003 to 2010, was followed by the Ljubljana Process until 2014.

The aim was to test and implement a heritage management tool based on the identification of "priority interventions" and the drawing up of "integrated rehabilitation projects" targeting the social and economic potential of the monuments and sites.

The IRPP/SAAH methodology has allowed work on 220 monuments and sites considered as priorities by the countries. More than 80% of them have already benefited from funds generated under the impetus of the Joint Programme.

The activities have helped to highlight the role of heritage in the implementation of national development strategies and this has become an effective tool for the implementation of the Organisation’s values and conventions, in particular the Faro Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society.