Public organisations as well as private owners of historic buildings nowadays need to meet the growing requirements of citizens in regards to accessibility, availability and usability.
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.
Craftsmen/apprentices of the mentioned crafts
Chambers of Commerce
Owners of Cultural Heritage sites
National & International organisations for built heritage
Head of guilds
Ministries responsible for environment protection, energy issues and (historic) buildings
Leader of cultural operations in historic buildings
Other occupants (individuals as well as organisations)
Burghauptmannschaft (BHoe), Österreich; English Heritage Trust (replace: National Trust UK); Cultura Trust (CT) (former: North of England Civic Trust); Narodny Trust No (NTSK); Secretaria Geral Da Presidencia Da Republika (SGPR); UBW Unternehmesberatung Wagenhofer GmbH (UBW); Asociacion Espanola De Gestores De Patrimonio Cultural (AEGPC); ECQA GmbH (ECQA); International Software-Experts for Collaborative Networks I.S.C.N. GESMBH (I.S.C.N.)
PRO-Heritage aims to analyse and document options for “soft” intervention and difficulties craftsmen may encounter when working on/in and with historic buildings. This way the project will build up a broad database for future craftsmen and other responsible bodies and owners across Europe,offering them a solid and certified education for professionals working in the field.
Specifically educated craftsmen are one important way of guaranteeing longevity of historic buildings and owners of built Cultural Heritage have to do their utmost in order to meet the requirements of the future.