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Cultural heritage, disaster resilience and climate change

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Cultural heritage, disaster resilience and climate change: the contribution of EU Research and Innovation

7 December 2016, Karel van Miert Auditorium, MADOU Building 1, Place Madou, Brussels

The European Commission - DG Research and Innovation is organizing a full day event with policy makers, stakeholders and researchers and innovators to discuss the latest developments on cultural heritage at risk.

Take part in the open debate to discuss:

  • How to increase disaster resilience of cultural heritage sites facing natural hazards and extreme climate-related events?
  • What other risks are threatening cultural heritage sites? What are the innovative solutions to prevent and mitigate their environmental, economic and social impacts?
  • What are the recent results from EU research and innovation projects? What is the potential use of earth observation and smart technologies? What will be the next steps?
  • What are the current EU policies and strategies in place for heritage at risk? And what actions are taken by UN agencies?
  • How can local authorities, NGOs and users can better protect cultural heritage sites at risk? What can we learn from their experience?
  • How research and innovation results can meet policy priorities and the citizens' needs in this field?
  • Are you interested to join the community of innovators on cultural heritage?

Morning session (9:00 - 12:30):
- Policy seminar with speakers from the European Commission, UNESCO, NGOs and Europa Nostra

Afternoon session (14:00 - 17:00):
- Workshop on research and innovation themes. Presentations from EU R&I funded projects


Click here for registration

Participation will be confirmed by the organisers after registration (limited available seats - will be assigned on a "first come, first served" basis)

Organization of the event:
European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate on Climate Action and Resource Efficiency, Unit on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

With the support of:
JPICH - Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change
EASME - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
ERCEA - European Research Council Executive Agency
REA - Research Executive Agency


All text, and image, above via https://ec.europa.eu/research/environment/index.cfm?pg=events&eventcode=0AFB78EA-D0F2-C50B-CC7D053E985B0D5A, accessed 18/11/16.

For further information - including Draft Agenda - please visit https://ec.europa.eu/research/environment/index.cfm?pg=events&eventcode=0AFB78EA-D0F2-C50B-CC7D053E985B0D5A.