Lithuanian architects pool European counterparts to preserve cultural heritage in Ukraine

  • 2023-06-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian architects are bringing together European and Ukrainian counterparts to preserve cultural heritage in Ukraine.

During the three-year cultural project, European and Ukrainian architects will work on the preservation and restoration of Ukraine's cultural heritage through research, workshops, public discussions, events, refresher courses and architectural studies.

Dubbed "U-RE-HERIT. Architects for Ukraine's Heritage: Recovering Memory and Identity", the project will be funded by the EU's Creative Europe program and the Lithuanian Council for Culture.

"As the Russia-caused war in Ukraine continues, the world and Ukraine are also preparing intensively for the country's reconstruction. The cultural sector is one of the areas in need of attention and funding, and cultural heritage is one of the most important resources for sustainable cultural, social, environmental and economic recovery," the Lithuanian Union of Architects says.

The project consortium consists of 12 architectural organizations from Europe and Ukraine, including those from Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Romania, Italy, Estonia and Germany.

One million euros has been allocated for this project under the Creative Europe program.