Welcome to PROTHEGO
PROTection of European Cultural HEritage from GeO-hazards
Funded in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) – HERITAGE PLUS, under ERA-NET Plus and the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, the project PROTHEGO aims to make an innovative contribution towards the analysis of geohazards in areas of cultural heritage in Europe.
Tangible cultural heritage includes various categories of monuments and sites, from cultural landscapes and sacred sites to archaeological complexes, individual architectural or artistic monuments and historic urban centres. Such places are continuously impacted and weathered by several internal and external factors, with both rapid and slow onset, including natural hazards, such as landslides, sinkholes, settlement, subsidence or earthquakes or extreme meteorological events, all of which could be worsened by climate change and human interaction.