The European Commission Publishes the study on the protection of cultural heritage from natural and man-made disasters


The Study commissioned to the CNR-ISAC (coordinator Alessandra Bonazza) by DG EAC has been published by the European Commission: Study on Safeguarding Cultural Heritage from Natural and Man-Made Disasters - A comparative analysis of risk management in the EU (Contract n ° EAC-2016-0248).
Heritage assets and resources are of great value to society from a cultural, environmental, social and economic point of view, and their safeguarding from the continuous pressures of natural hazards, anthropogenic effects and extreme events due to global changes is of paramount importance.
This Study will contribute to the development of good practices on the integration of cultural heritage in the national disasters risk reduction strategies to be developed by EU MS - one of the implementation priorities of the Action Plan on the Sendai Framework

Objectives of the Study

  • Providing an overview of the information available at EU and international level on risk assessment and prevention to safeguard cultural heritage from the effects of natural disasters and threats caused by human action;
  • Mapping, through surveys and interviews, the existing strategies in all 28 MS for disaster risk management of cultural heritage, with a focus on existing competence centres and tools;
  • Putting forward recommendations on possible measures to improve the risk management of cultural heritage at European level.

ISBN 978-92-79-73945-3
DOI 10.2766/224310
Catalogue Number NC-05-17-059-EN-N
Study available in EU Publications