One of the priorities of Croatia's EU Council Presidency in the field of culture is the preservation of cultural heritage, and in particular the management of risks in cultural heritage. Integrating risk management in the field of cultural heritage is essential in the day-to-day functioning of institutions and society, despite the diminished human capacity and high commitment and commitment of professionals. The European Union has also, in cooperation with a number of prominent governmental and non-governmental organizations, highlighted the area of cultural heritage as one of its priorities in the last decade.
The conference is organized by the Ministry of Culture with the support of the European Commission, the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.
There is no need for collaborative decision-making in the management of cultural heritage risks, which forms the basis of good cultural heritage management and also has a direct impact on the qualitative principles of cultural heritage interventions, as well as on the reduction of negative effects. That is why panel topics will focus on discussing methods of identification, analysis and better understanding of risk, the importance of monitoring, the adaptation process, as well as rapid recovery from threats and sustainable conservation after restoration. Raising awareness of the importance of cultural heritage for present and future generations will also be emphasized, as well as cooperation among existing professional networks and stakeholders.
The conference Strengthening European Cooperation for the Protection of Cultural Heritage from Risk is structured in the form of moderated thematic panels, and an accompanying cultural program is organized for the participants.
The conference will be opened by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, dr. Ph.D. Nina Obuljen Koržinek will host renowned names in the field of cultural heritage protection, such as Andrew Potts, Coordinator of the ICOMOS Working Group on Climate Change and Heritage and one of the initiators of the Climate Heritage Network, Aparna Tandon, Senior First Aid Project Manager and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Crisis at ICCROM, Zaki Aslan, Director of ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Center in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Lazare Eloundou Assomo, Director of UNESCO Culture and Emergency, Bruno Favel, Head of Sector for European and International Affairs at the Cultural Heritage Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of the French Republic and Robert Palmer, an independent expert consultant in culture, and will be presented by local experts such as Tomislav Petrinc, Chief Conservator of Immovable Heritage at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Zebec Company, scientific Advisor at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Goranke Horja n, Director of the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb and Chair of INTERCOM, International Museum Management Committee (ICOM), Drazen Štajduhar, Head of the Disaster Risk Reduction Sector at the Directorate of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Interior, and Davor Trupković, Director of the Cultural Heritage Protection Directorate in Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.
The full program of the conference Strengthening European Cooperation for the Protection of Cultural Heritage from Risk is available on the official website of the Ministry of Culture: https://www.min-kulture.hr/default.aspx?id=23923