ENCATC is proud to be part of a European consortium for a new project “Heritage Pro” selected for funding under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
Cultural heritage management all over Europe is done in silos of knowledge as the disciplines are neither trained nor experienced to cooperate in a pre-defined and professional way. The need is to develop an interdisciplinary approach based on professional disciplines as well as on social skills. This was identified as an urgent need in the EU report “Skills, Training and Knowledge Transfer: traditional and emerging heritage” (published in 2017) linked to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
Starting on 1 September 2018 and lasting for 24 months, this project aims at developing a curriculum and training scheme for public and private heritage managers who are not necessarily restorers or conservators by education, but have to manage tasks with very different professional groups, including “traditional” heritage preservation actors like art historians, restorers, conservators, architects and town planners as well as craftspeople, construction companies and real estate developers. A special need has risen during the last years by finding mechanisms for involving volunteers in the most satisfying way for both parties. The project will also strengthen new key competences in continuing VET and will focus on work-place learning by a particularly participative approach to heritage preservation.
The project consortium is composed of ENCATC along with Kultur und Arbeit e.V., a knowledge provider based in Germany; the Spanish Association of Cultural Heritage Managers, an Independent, non-profit organization in Spain; Uppsala University in Sweden; Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz, a Regional development agency in Germany; and the Institute for Property Research, a real-estate developer organisation based in Austria.