ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture – in partnership with UNESCO and with the generous support of ALIPH Foundation –  are launching a Capacity Development Couse on Post-Conflict Recovery, consisting of six thematic virtual sessions followed by an immersive, in-person training in Rome in October 2024.


Applications: no later than 7 June 2024
Online sessions: 2-4 October and 9-11 October 2024
On-site sessions (in Rome, Italy): 21-25 October 2024


The devastating impact of conflicts and disasters on heritage has become increasingly evident. Notable examples include places like Iraq, Napal, Syria and Ukraine, where local communities have suffered from the destruction of cultural heritage.
Recognizing the urgent need for action, ICCROM and Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture, with the generous support of the ALIPH Foundation, have responded by aligning their mission to protect and restore cultural heritage — particularly in conflict and disaster-affected areas.

We are launching a capacity development course on post-crisis recovery of cultural heritage. The course builds on the momentum of recent efforts in Mosul, Iraq, undertaken by ICCROM and partners, such as UNESCO, to build capacities in post-crisis recovery of cultural heritage.
The new hybrid international training offers a comprehensive programme aimed at enhancing the capabilities of professionals in heritage conservation, disaster and conflict recovery, and development sectors.


The first phase of the course consists of two weeks of 6 virtual sessions (2-4 & 9-11 October 2024) that will serve as an opportunity for participants to share experiences, define good practices and gain solid theoretical knowledge on the right steps in delicate and complex scenarios encountered in protecting cultural heritage in the post-conflict context.

The course will cover relevant topics in the heritage recoverig process, such as:

  • value assessment
  • situation analysis in post-crisis contexts
  • heritage in transition
  • implementation of heritage recovery projects
  • tools for recovery and resilience

The second phase of the Course will consist in an in-person training held in Rome (21- 25 October 2024).
Through a blend of theoretical insights and practical applications, participants acquire essential skills and knowledge to design, implement and monitor heritage recovery projects effectively.


The course “Post Crisis Recovery of Cultural Heritage” is open to 25 young and mid-career professionals from around the world, who are actively engaged in heritage conservation, disaster and conflict recovery, and development efforts.

The key selection criteria for participants will include:

  • Professionals and institutions working in areas affected by conflict and/or disasters, or organizations dealing with the impact of conflict and/or natural disasters on heritage and their recovery
  • Involvement in activities related to the course topic and experience in the heritage field
  • Quality of submitted application forms, particularly the case studies provided
  • Proficiency in English

The selection process will prioritize diversity and inclusivity, ensuring representation from a wide range of backgrounds and regions.


  • The course fee is EUR 900 to be paid in a single installment.
    Payment details will be provided once the enrolment is confirmed. We will kindly ask participants to provide confirmation of payment.
  • 5 fully funded scholarships will be provided to participants, thanks to the generous support of the ALIPH Foundation. Consideration will be given to applicants from regions disproportionately affected by conflicts or disasters, as well as those with limited financial resources and access to professional development opportunities.

Please note that the participation fee does not include accommodation and travel costs.


  • Applicants should fill in the following form electronically and convert it into PDF format, alogn with their proessional curriculum vitae (in English, maximum two pages)
  • The application documents should be sent to the following email address: pcr24@iccrom.org. The application email should have the subject: Application for the International Training Couse on Post-Crisis Recovery of Cultural Heritage (PCR-2024)

If a visa is needed we will provide an invitation letter to justify the participant’s request to enter the country.
For all inquiries, send an email to:


ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
ALIPH Foundation