Underground Built Heritage as Catalyser for Community Valorisation: First Training School: Naples 10-15 February 2020

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December 15, 2019 to February 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Environmental History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Urban Design and Planning

Underground Built Heritage as catalyser for Community Valorisation - COST Action CA18110

Call for Applications for the first Underground4value Training School: Naples, 10-15 February 2020 (Application deadline: December 15, 2019)
The COST Action CA18110 – Underground Built Heritage as catalyser for Community Valorisation is issuing a Call for Applications for its first Training School, managed by the Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean – National Research Council of Italy, which will be held in Naples from February 10 to 15, 2020, in Castel dell’Ovo, hosted by the Municipality of Naples.

The aim of the school is training new skills for planners, decision-makers, promoters, and local development facilitators. The training school will deal with innovative approaches to surveys, analyses, monitoring and testing in regards to Historic Urban Landscape (HUL), foster the uptake of new tools for empowering local communities, as well as for supporting planners and decision-makers. The training integrates multi-disciplinary knowledge about the underground heritage in a planning framework based on HUL, boosting new job profiles on cultural planning, strategic spatial planning, transition planning and management. These new job profiles will guarantee interaction with local communities, dissemination of innovative thinking, and methodologies for supporting the exploration of alternative social trajectories in an adaptive, forward-looking manner.


The training school is addressed to planners, local community facilitators, promoters, and decision-makers, working on issues related to underground built heritage and community engagement for its conservation, monitoring and valorisation.


Note that participation is free of charge!

Applicants may apply for one of the 20 (twenty) grants of Euro 650 (six-hundred-fifty) for the participation at the training school. To apply, please see the information and instructions in the following paragraph “Applications Process”. Italian applicants are excluded from the grants, but they can apply for participating without a grant.

Applications can be sent to Renata Salvarani (info@renatasalvarani.it) and Giuseppe Pace (giuseppe.pace@cnr.it) until December 15th, 2019. In case you have questions regarding the call, the application process or the Training School, please contact Renata Salvarani, the Action’s Training School Coordinator (info@renatasalvarani.it).

Contact Info: 

Renata Salvarani (info@renatasalvarani.it) and Giuseppe Pace (giuseppe.pace@cnr.it

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