SMACH – Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in the Western Balkans

Heritage Science Lab Ljubljana is involved in a capacity building project SMACH – Sustainable Management of Cultural Heritage in the Balkans in Response to Climate Change. This is a one-year Central European Initiative (CEI) Know-how Exchange Programme and supports the exchange of knowledge and best practices between the EU and the Balkan region, to promote the sustainable management of cultural heritage in response to climate change.

The role of HSLL is to organise a number of know-how exchange sessions related to climate change and heritage collections, but also related to decision making and participatory decision making in sustainable heritage management. The events will be organised across a number of weeks throughout October 2021 – February 2022. In addition, an event will be organised for policy makers at institutional, municipal, regional and national levels, to discuss the level of preparedness for climate change and how to increase the resilience of cultural heritage to climate change in the Western Balkans.

The project is coordinated by SMACH is coordinated by the Venice International University, with the City of Venice, ENEA and three VIU Members: the University of Ljubljana, the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and the CNR (National Research Council of Italy). Four Balkan institutions are beneficiary partners of the initiative: the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, the University of Belgrade, the Sarajevo University School of Science and Technology, and the University of Montenegro.

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