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PROtect traditional built HERITAGE Skills – PRO-Heritage

Objective

According to the climate change and energy policy of the EU, each member state needed to identify and develop a series of energy efficient goals and regulations, of which buildings are a key element, in order to reach the set goals. However, Europe has numerous historic buildings, which need permanent maintenance and refurbishment in order to fulfil the requirements of sustainability and use.
When responsible bodies do spend money anyway, it seems logical and ecologically worthwhile to apply “soft” maintenance procedures, which save costs and also reduce energy consumption of historic buildings. Integrating these buildings into national climate change and energy policies seems therefore quite necessary and a challenge, as far as appropriate techniques and procedures are concerned, which can only be met through excellently trained craftsmen and apprentices of the crafts concerned.
PRO-Heritage partners aim to offer initial and permanent education for professionals and craftsmen providing traditional competences and skills for built heritage, based on Best Practice of partner organisations. Additionally, PRO-Heritage is going to establish a structure and environment for regular journeyman's travel in Europe, in order to further support the exchange of competences and skills across Europe.
Major needs addressed in PRO-Heritage are
• to protect traditional competences and skills for built Cultural Heritage relevant for energy efficiency and renewable energy
• the need to involve adequately educated and trained professionals and craftsmen in “soft” conservation, maintenance and ongoing care
• the need to certify those professionals and craftsmen in order to give them recognition of their competences and skills
Achieving better energy performance in historic buildings is a WIN-WIN situation for all – owners facing less energy costs, residents enjoying modern comfort at reasonable prices and society reducing energy consumption and CO2 emission.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2017-CSA-PPI
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

BURGHAUPTMANNSCHAFT OSTERREICH
Address
1 Hofburg Schweizerhof
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 322 187,50

Participants (9)

THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR PLACES OF HISTORIC INTEREST OR NATURAL BEAUTY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kemble Drive
SN2 2NA Swindon
Activity type
Other
CULTURA TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 125
Address
The Rivergreen Centre, St Mary's Park
NE61 6BL Morpeth
Activity type
Other
NARODNY TRUST NO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 76 562,50
Address
Hlboka Cesta 9
81104 Bratislava
Activity type
Other
SECRETARIA GERAL DA PRESIDENCIA DA REPUBLICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 75 937,50
Address
Palacio Nacional De Belem Praca Afonso De Albuquerque
1300 Lisbon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UBW UNTERNEHMENSBERATUNG WAGENHOFERGMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 194 375
Address
Hermanngasse 6/42
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE GESTORES DE PATRIMONIO CULTURAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 000
Address
Cent.sup.est.de Gestion Anal.y Evaluac Edificio B Mas Ferre
28223 Madrid
Activity type
Other
ECQA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 79 062,50
Address
Rechte Kremszeile 62
3500 Krems An Der Donau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE-EXPERTS FORCOLLABORATIVE NETWORKS I.S.C.N. GESMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 76 875
Address
Schiessstattgasse 4/24
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE ENGLISH HERITAGE TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 687,50
Address
Engine House Fire Fly Avenue
SN2 2EH Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations