Cultural Heritage Actions to Refine Training, Education and Roles


The project involves 47 partners from 14 European countries. The partners involved cover the whole spectrum of actors in the cultural heritage sector. This Erasmus+ project aims to highlight the importance of cultural heritage and to create a responsive sector where knowledge and skills can support the development of a sustainable society and economy.

The IPCHS Restoration Centre, together with 27 European organisations, applied to the Erasmus+ call for proposals on SECTOR SKILLS ALLIANCES (Blueprint Cultural Heritage). The consortium was successful and the CHARTER-Cultural Heritage Actions to Refine Training, Education and Roles project will start in 2021.

  • Call for proposals ERASMUS+, Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (Blueprint) to sectoral cooperation on skills (Lot.2)
  • Project duration: 48 months
  • Financial framework of the project: 3.999.605,00
  • Project website:



gathering information on the training, employment and mobility of professionals assisting in the conservation of cultural heritage, developing new strategies to improve the situation in these areas, upgrading existing and developing new training programmes to help create new professional profiles, developing a long-term action plan to be implemented at national and regional level, and promoting the use of EU tools (e.g. the European Training Framework).

The role of the ZVKDS Restoration Centre 

  • Analysis of the regional situation in the strategic analysis of cultural heritage competences and professional profiles at EU level,
  • the development of professional standards,
  • participation in the project's publicity,
  • improve the international profile of Slovenia's cultural heritage,
  • Organisation of an international workshop in the framework of WP2 and WP3.


Education sector:

  • University of Barcelona, Spain
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali, Italy
  • Università degli studi di Genova, Italy
  • Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Austria
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Université Sorbonne Paris 13 Nord, France


Umbrella organisations:

  • ENCATC, Belgium
  • E.C.C.O., Belgium
  • Verband der Restauratoren e.V., Germany
  • ERRIN, Belgium
  • NEMO (Deutscher Museumsbund), Germany
  • Finnish Heritage Agency, Finland
  • European Historic Houses aisbl, Belgium
  • ICOMOS, France
  • FARO. Vlaams steunpunt voor cultureel erfgoed, Belgium
  • Kultur und Arbeit, Germany
  • Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, Italy


Industry and government organisations:

  • Dep. of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland
  • An Chomhairle Oidhreachta - The Heritage Council, Ireland
  • Institute for Protection of Cultural Heritage, Slovenia
  • Romanian National Heritage Institute, Romania
  • National Heritage Board, Latvia


Regional government agencies:

  • ADRAL - Alentejo Regional Development Agency, Portugal
  • Basque Government, Spain
  • Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany
  • Regione Toscana, Italy
  • Västra Götalands Läns Landsting, Sweden

Charter project logo

More about the project available at here.


Stucco Marble

The creation of Baroque altars was usually a complex process where architects, carpenters, sculptors, painters and plasterers worked together to achieve a result to suit the commission. Technique and materials were chosen according to the wishes and wealth of the client and depending on local possibilities. In Slovenia, wood was the most common material, and both the architectural parts and the sculpture were (sometimes later) polychrome-plated.


Relevant information for owners gathered in one place.

20. 7. 2023

ZVKDS: Restored orangery of Dornava Manor

INVITATION, Nace Šumi exhibition
24. 4. 2024

Architectural heritage through the lens of Nace Šumi and today

15. 11. 2023

ZVKDS Bulletin Šrajbarski turn Castle


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