HeritageCARE recognized as a project of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

The HeritageCARE project, in which participates the Center for Computer Graphics (CCG), was selected as one of the reference projects of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, by the Directorate General for Education and Culture (EC DG EAC) – the executive branch of the European Commission Responsible for education, culture, youth, languages and sport.

The European Commission thus recognizes the added value of the project for Europe’s historical and cultural heritage.

2018: European Year of Cultural Heritage

The European Parliament has established 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

The EYCH2018 aims to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and social cohesion, highlighting the role of heritage in social and economic development in Europe.

HeritageCARE goals

The HeritageCARE aims to implement an integrated and sustainable methodology for the preventive conservation and maintenance of the historical and cultural heritage built in Portugal, Spain and France.

The project is thus the first joint preventive conservation strategy in the south-west of Europe.

Its ultimate goal is to create a non-profit, self-sustaining entity that ensures supervision of compliance with the methodology and sustainability of results beyond the project.

For more information please visit the official HeritageCARE website.


HeritageCARE project partners

There are 8 entities involved in the HeritageCARE project. Among them are three Portuguese entities, the CCG – Center for Computer Graphics, the University of Minho, which functions as project coordinator, and DR Cultura Norte.

The other five international institutions are the University of Salamanca (SP), the University Clermont Auvergne (FR), the University of Limoges (FR), the Santa Maria la Real Foundation for Historic Heritage (ES) and the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage Counseling of Culture (SP).


The HeritageCARE project is Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), within the Interreg-SUDOE program.