Disasters and catastrophes pose risks not only to the conservation of cultural heritage assets with its cultural, historic and artistic values, but also to the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. Additionally, they cause undoubtedly negative consequences for the local economies. The ProteCHt2save project contributes to an improvement of capacities of the public and private sectors to mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural hazards on cultural heritage sites, structures and artefacts. The project focuses primarily on the development of feasible and tailored solutions for building resilience of cultural heritage to floods and events of heavy rain.
It will help regional and local authorities to prepare measures and evacuation plans in case of emergencies. ProteCHt2save will deliver ICT solutions (web-based inventory and maps) and tools (decision support tool, best practices manual, handbook on transnational rescue procedures) for risk management and protection of cultural heritage in central Europe. Pilot actions will test the approach and tools in risk prone areas and areas with cultural heritage vulnerabilities to improve the existing disaster risk management plans and policies in municipalities.
More information will follow in June 2017.