We are pleased to announce that the UNESCO Chair will be participating in the SHELTER Final Conference on 27 and 28 April 2023. The conference will be held at the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe in Venice.

The “Sustainable Historic Environments hoListic reconstruction through Technological Enhancement and community-based Resilience” (SHELTER) project is a Horizon 2020 EU-funded 4-year project which was launched in June 2019. The aim of the project is to develop an Operational Knowledge Framework to bring together the scientific community and heritage managers with the objective of increasing resilience, reducing vulnerability and promoting better and safer reconstruction in historic areas.

The SHELTER project has been instrumental in promoting the importance of preserving historic environments and increasing their resilience to natural disasters and other threats. The project has brought together a diverse range of experts from the fields of science, heritage management, and community engagement to develop innovative solutions to this challenge.

The final conference will provide an opportunity for the project team to share their findings and recommendations with a wider audience. Participants will include representatives from UNESCO, government agencies, heritage organizations, and other stakeholders. The conference will feature presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops to explore the key themes and challenges addressed by the SHELTER project.

The UNESCO Chair is proud to have been invited to participate in the SHELTER final conference. We believe that the knowledge and insights gained from this project will be invaluable in promoting sustainable and resilient historic environments for future generations.

If you're interested in learning more about the SHELTER project and the upcoming conference, we invite you to visit the following links