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Cultural heritage, disaster resilience and climate change: the contribution of EU research and innovation, Brussel

Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 7 december 2016
plaats Brussel, België
locatie Karel van Miert Auditorium, MADOU Building 1, Place Madou Toon locatie
organisatie Directoraat-generaal Onderzoek en Innovatie (RTD)

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:

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

Morning session (9:00 - 12:30):

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    Policy seminar with speakers from the European Commission, UNESCO, NGOs and Europa Nostra

Afternoon session (14:00 - 17:00):

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    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:

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



Directoraat-generaal Onderzoek en Innovatie (RTD)

Dit directoraat-generaal is verantwoordelijk voor de ontwikkeling en uitvoering van het Europese onderzoek- en innovatiebeleid. Het concurrentievermogen, de groei en de werkgelegenheid in Europa moeten worden verbeterd. Een belangrijk instrument voor de uitvoering van het beleid zijn de Kaderprogramma's voor onderzoek en technologische ontwikkeling in Europa

Dit DG valt onder verantwoordelijkheid van de eurocommissaris voor Innovatie, onderzoek, cultuur en jeugd.


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