Projectworld Newsletter March 2021

Foreword by the castle captain

Dear Reader, dear Colleagues,

das Jahr 2021 beginnt leider wie das letzte endete. Nach wie vor leben wir mit Abstandsregeln, Maskenpflicht und Reiseverboten, was die Projektarbeit weiter stark beeinflusst. Auch heuer werden Projektmeetings online stattfinden und manche Veranstaltungen online durchgeführt. Noch immer eine Herausforderung!

Trotzdem arbeiten wir intensiv weiter an unseren Projekten:

PRO-Heritage arbeitet verstärkt mit anderen Projekten zusammen und das EHL Netzwerk organisiert einen europaweiten Fotowettbewerb.

Im Pilotprojekt „INCREAS“ finden 135 Workshops statt – und das innerhalb von nur 3 Monaten! Der neue Sektor gewinnt an Kontur und wird den Bereich „(Bau)Kulturerbe & Kreativwirtschaft“ neu definieren und strukturieren – eine historische Chance.

Ein wichtiges Ergebnis des Projekts wird, neben dem Prototyp des EUComp-Zentrums, ein Online-Marktplatz sein.

In this edition of the Projectworld Newsletters lesen Sie mehr zu „INCREAS“ und anderen Projektaktivitäten der letzten Monate sowie über die Aufgaben und Pläne eines Burghauptmannes.

Ich wünsche Ihnen im Namen aller MitarbeiterInnen ein Frohes Osterfest – bleiben Sie gesund und geduldig.

Reinhold Sahl
Burghauptmann

P.S. We are happy to offer you a platform for exchange and networking. So support us in our tasks by sending us your contributions, wishes and suggestions at info@projektwelt-burghauptmannschaft.eu.


Did you know, that die Burghauptmannschaft seit Kurzem eine neue Website hat? Da finden Sie Informationen zur Organisation, deren Aufgaben und vieles mehr. Schauen Sie einfach mal rein …. here geht‘s zur Website.

The European Heritage Academy – more Europe

The European Heritage Academy offers further education in the field of historic buildings. And that for all interested parties / specialists from all over Europe - which is increasingly in demand. Behind EHA, as the Academy is called in short, stand Burghauptmannschaft Oesterreich (BHOe) and the Federal Monuments Office Austria (BDA) as holders.

The management consultancy UBW GmbH provides appropriate trainers.

EHA courses are offered on an ongoing basis and, together with e-learning, form the basis for certification by the ECQA - European Certification and Qualification Association (www.ecqa.org), an international association based in Austria.

Find more information about The European Heritage Academy here.


Horizon 2020 Projekt PRO-Heritage – more Cooperation

The Horizon 2020 project PRO-Heritage is running for more than one and a half years by now and the first products have already been completed.

Currently the partners are working on a relaunch of the project website, where all finished products will be available for download in the future. The completion of the new website is planned for mid April.

Furthermore, the consortium of PRO-Heritage has made contact with other EU projects in the field of “Sustainable Energy Skills in the Construction Sector”. The aim is to intensify the cooperation and to even better disseminate the project results.

On the website https://www.pro-heritage.eu/projects-events/ you will find selected projects related to renewable energy and the construction industry. Whereby PRO-Heritage has a special position with its focus on historical buildings.

It is also interesting to notice that the ESCO Observatory Newsletter (published by EC DG GROW) contains a link to the joint MDPI report “Sustainable Energy Skills in the Construction Sector”, which also contributes to the dissemination of these “sister” projects.

You can find more about the Horizon 2020 project PRO-Heritage and the first completed products here.


Cultural Heritage Label and EHL@Network – more Prominence

The network is becoming more publicly known in March 2021. A website of its own went online recently and a photo competition was held.

The aim of the competition is to promote the fundamental EHL values, which are based on the principles of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, cultural and linguistic diversity, tolerance and solidarity. They are all represented by the European Heritage Label and the sites awarded with the same. The subject of the competition focuses on all kinds of activities that promote European cultural heritage, such as events that take place in EHL sites. The images must be accompanied by a personal story related to the site and the values associated with it.

The jury will select the best 20 photos in each age group by mid-April. After that, the European public can vote for their favorites until the beginning of May. The winners will be announced on May 9, 2021. Since EHL sites are regularly monitored - usually every five years - the network will offer support for this in the future. The project partners are developing a series of webinars with the help of which EHL sites can better implement the findings of this monitoring.

The webinars will be available to all EHL sites.

This ensures the keeping of the label and all EHL sites can use the monitoring to improve their offer and their services.

More about the project EHL@N here.


Cultural Heritage Label Imperial Palace Vienna - more external impact

With the EHL website of the Imperial Palace Vienna the enormous size of the complex becomes obvious for the first time: after all, 2,600 rooms, 18 wings and 19 courtyards. Here 16 world-class museums, with 69 collections and a total of 12.5 million books and objects, are situated.

The Imperial Palace Vienna presents itself as a city within the city, with a diversity that is seldomly found. A multitude of "spaces", such as living, business, research or play and learning space, as well as nature and traffic space, create a colorful, lively Imperial Palace Vienna, which is available to young and old for a variety of purposes.

As the European Cultural Heritage Label is regularly monitored, a holder cannot rest on this award. That is why further steps are planned for the Imperial Palace Vienna as Cultural Heritage site.

The feedback received from the EHL panel will serve here as a guideline and be meaningfully linked to the existing plans.

More about EHL and the new Imperial Palace Vienna website from April 2021 here.


FLIP2-INCREAS – more Workshops

The INCREAS pilot project is in the productive phase! After the first meetings and a specialist conference in October 2020 the first of a total of 135 (!) workshops started. From March to June 2021, the project partners are organising workshops on relevant topics, such as job descriptions and competences required in the Cultural Heritage and Creative sector. The comparison of the ESCO professions, respectively the competencies listed in the Skills Panorama, is currently being carried out. This is necessary in order to define the structure of the newly created sector for Cultural Heritage and Creative Industries as best as possible.

Existing tools such as ESCO and EU Skills Panorama will be amended and updated. This defines a strong sector that combines Cultural Heritage - primarily the built - and Creative Industries for mutual benefit.
A first result of the previous work in the project is the planned creation of a "marketplace", where products and services of the Cultural Heritage sector are offered online. Here museums, libraries and other organisations can offer their services, such as tours, books or games for sale.

Further steps are the creation of a structured exchange programme and initiatives to preserve traditional craftsmanship by involving young people. This is to ensure the survival of skills at risk.
A special result of the pilot project remains the prototype of the European Competence and Community Center for Cultural Heritage, or EUComp Center for short, which will be set up in Mauerbach, AT.

You can find more information about INCREAS here.


Interreg-Projekt COL – mehr Erhaltung

Die Sanierungsarbeiten beim Schüttkasten in der Retzer Pfarrgasse sind weitgehend abgeschlossen. Das Vorhaben wird größtenteils durch EU-Mittel finanziert (Interreg AT-CZ); die Stadtgemeinde Retz beteiligt sich an dem EU-Projekt Centre for Restoration of Common Cultural Heritage (COL).

„Die Renovierungskosten belaufen sich auf rund 800.000 Euro und die Fertigstellung ist für Dezember 2020 vorgesehen“, wie Bürgermeister Helmut Koch bei einer Besichtigung der Baustelle erläuterte.

Mehr Information zum Interreg Projekt finden Sie auf der Website der Stadtgemeinde Retz.


Blitzlicht – Buch „Wiener Hofburg“

Seit fast 700 Jahren ist die Hofburg Wien das Zentrum der Macht in Österreich. Dennoch hat sich lange niemand intensiv mit diesem Baujuwel beschäftigt. Von 2005 bis 2017 hat die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften dann genau das getan…

2018 wurden auf Initiative des Burghauptmanns die vorhandenen umfangreichen Studien in einem prächtigen Bildband zusammengefasst.

Auf rund 250 Seiten im Großformat finden Sie kompakte Information über die Hofburg Wien, unterstützt von eindrucksvollen Bildern, Skizzen und Grafiken.

Sie können Ihr Exemplar direkt bei der Burghauptmannschaft Österreich bestellen.


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