Lead organisation: TTPU
This first work package aims to investigate skills and competence requirements in the environmental risk assessment (e.g. seismic and hydrogeological risks) mitigation strategies on Cultural Heritage assets (e.g. buildings, urban centres, landscapes) in compliance with the needs of the conservation policies adopted by each Partner Country and with international rules and policies (e.g. UNESCO, ICOMOS, etc.). Skills and competences will be assessed within a multi-level approach to capacity building.
As first, it is needed to assess Cultural Heritage conservation possibilities against environmental risks in order to:
- identify and involve stakeholders;
- understand existing local policies concerning with Cultural Heritage conservation, environmental risks assessment, climate change, and sustainability;
- understand existing local policies for environmental control, climate change mitigation and adaptation;
- assess the existing, planned and future political actions on Cultural Heritage conservation;
- assess existing local and international plans for financing Cultural Heritage conservation, valorisation, and management:
- assess regulations and standards;
- review and assess major international programs and goals from international institutions in the field of Cultural Heritage risk assessment, monitoring, conservation, and valorisation.
To this end, local academic partners, local Authorities, industrial stakeholders, and international institutions (e.g. World Bank, UNESCO, Aga Khan Foundation, etc.) will be invited to join a workshop (the Strategy Forum Workshop) designed in the framework of the project. The role of Associate Partners (UNESCO Office in Tashkent and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan) will be of prominent importance in this WP.
The ultimate goal of this WP is to deliver a document able to identify the overall approach and focal areas of capacity building in Cultural Heritage risk assessment, monitoring, reduction, conservation, valorisation, and management. This document will be defined in the framework of the Strategy Forum Workshop, an international, open workshop organized in the framework of the project.
The resulting document, the Strategic Education Agenda in Cultural Heritage environmental risk protection, will be based on a multi-level approach.
A multi-level approach to capacity building includes: the identification of diversified targets (i.e., individuals, organizations, and governments), skills (i.e. link between skills and labour needs); a life-cycle perspective and comprehensive approach (i.e. technological capacities, human, scientific, organizational, and institutional capabilities); a national and regional perspective (i.e. national priorities and regional coordination); use of a mix of teaching tools (i.e. traditional or participative education, and learning by doing).