The Commission is looking for members who have different experiences and knowledge of good practices in recovering from disasters and increasing the resilience of cultural heritage in emergency situations.
The experts will also help the Commission put together a set of recommendations from recovery processes on the prevention, preparedness and recovery of cultural heritage in Ukraine.
These recommendations and lessons learnt could also guide relevant projects and initiatives in the future.
Following Russia’s war of aggression and its impact on Ukrainian heritage, the EU Work Plan for Culture 2023-2026 included an action to preserve cultural heritage and empower local cultural and creative sectors in Ukraine.
Setting up a dedicated sub-group to the regular Commission expert group on cultural heritage is a part of this endeavour.