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


    Date: 07 Dec 2016
    Country: Belgium
    City/State: Brussels
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Cultural heritage, disaster resilience and climate change: the contribution of EU Research and Innovation

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): European Commission (EC)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 07 Dec 2016 Location: Belgium (Brussels) Venue: Karel van Miert Auditorium, MADOU Building 1, Place Madou

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

What's Included

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 better protect cultural heritage sites at risk? What can we learn from their experience?
  • How can research and innovation results meet policy priorities and the citizens' needs in this field? 

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

How to Register

Registration deadline is 28 November 2016

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

Further Information

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:

JPI CH – 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

Event website: https://ec.europa.eu/research/environment/index.cfm?&eventcode=0AFB78EA-D0F2-C50B-CC7D053E985B0D5A&pg=events



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