SMACH supports the exchange of knowledge and best practices between the EU and the Balkan region to promote the Sustainable MAnagement of Cultural Heritage in the Balkans in response to Climate Change for Adaptation and Intercultural Cooperation.
The project contributes to encouraging climate change adaptation and, broadly, sustainable development in the Balkan area, engaging the regional decision makers and key stakeholders in a dialogue to compare current approaches and develop common best practices in this concern. 

An online Know-How Exchange Program is developed on the basis of the region's needs and offered to Balkan stakeholders active in the fields of Culturale Heritage and Sustainable Development.  

Mapping the needs

SMACH project is built around the actual needs of the Balkan region in the addressed topic, as they are identified in collaboration with scholars and stakeholders from the Balkan beneficiary countries (Phase I).

You can read and download the complete Mapping Report "State of the Art and Needs concerning Sustainable Management of Cultural
Heritage in response to Climate Change in the Balkans"

Know-how Exchange Programme

An on-line Know-how Exchange Program is developed and implemented, providing technologies, tools and strategies for understanding, documenting and communicating sustainable management of Cultural Heritage. A special focus on the adaptation of tangible and intangible heritage to Climate Change is part of the Program (Phase III).
See the Program

High-level Workshop

A high-level workshop with representatives from EU and the Balkans countries involved is organized as a basis for fine-tuning, developing and implementing the on-line Know-how Exchange Programme (Phase II).

Enroll in the Program

To enroll in the Program please use this link SMACH Exchange Program Registration Form


SMACH is coordinated by the Venice International University (VIU) through its TEN Program on Sustainability. SMACH partners are the City of Venice, ENEA and three VIU Members: the University of Ljubljana, the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and the CNR (National Research Council of Italy).

Four Balkan institutions are beneficiary partners of the initiative: the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, the University of Belgrade, the Sarajevo University School of Science and Technology, and the University of Montenegro.

Know-How providers

  • Venice International University (coordinator) with
    - University of Ljubljana
    - University of Rome Tor Vergata
    - CNR, National Research Council 
  • City of Venice
  • ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

Beneficiary partners

  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • University of Montenegro, Montenegro 

SMACH Coordinator

SMACH partner