Project launch: Recommendations for rebuilding and recovery works in Ukraine with reference to the field of urban heritage protection
Since the beginning of the Russian Federation's war of aggression on Ukraine on February 24, 2022, a Monitoring group of Blue Shield Germany has collected information on damaged or destroyed immovable cultural property in Ukraine, both through media reports and official reports by the Ukrainian authorities as well as using Blue Shield's professional network. With a project grant from the Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building, Blue Shield Germany is actively supporting the Plattform Wiederaufbau Ukraine (Platform for Rebuilding Ukraine), established by the German government, with conceptual recommendations for future rebuilding programmes for Ukraine.
The project aims to develop recommendations for rebuilding and recovery works in Ukraine with reference to the field of urban heritage protection. For this purpose, the project will look at lessons learnt from transformation processes in East Germany after reunification with a particular focus on measures of urban heritage protection. Current legislation in Ukraine will be examined in order to assess possible ways and necessary changes for implementing urban heritage recovery within future rebuilding programmes. Recommendations will take into account data of our monitoring group, a selection of other publicly available data, as well as existing activities of governmental and non-governmental organisations for documentation and recovery works in Ukraine. As part of a professional network with representatives from other European countries and Ukrainian experts, experiences and information on actual heritage conservation on the ground will be exchanged. Furthermore, the project will support the conference on rebuilding Ukraine of the Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building by organising a panel on urban heritage conservation.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building within the framework of its National Urban Development Policy.
Project Manager: Elisabeth Korinth
Project Coordinator: Dr. phil. Andrij Kutnyi