E.C.C.O. Accomplishments’ and Projects

14 October 1991 E.C.C.O. first official meeting with Election of Bureau and Committee at Brussels, Belgium Comité Economique et Social

1993 Adoption of the amendment "Laroni"  by the European Parliament (see: Report of Mr. Laroni on behalf of the Committee on Culture, Youth, Education and the Media on protecting the architectural heritage and preserving cultural assets, Doc A3-0036/93, January 29, 1993).

11 June 1993, General Assembly, Adoption of the "Professional Guidelines (parts I-II)"

1993 Participation at the European Meeting in Fiesole (Pegasus Foundation) in Fiesole, Italy

1993 Participation at the European Meeting on Cultural Heritage, DG-X in Antwerp, Belgium.

1994 Participation at the European Meeting on Cultural Heritage, DG-X in Athens, Greece.

12 June 1994 General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium, Adoption of the "Professional Guidelines (part III)"

1994 participation at the European Congress "Education and Profession of the Conservator-Restorers in Europe", Villa Manin, Udine, Italy

1994 Symposium "The Restoration of Works Of Art", Centre du Droit de l'Art in Geneva, Switzerland.

1997 E.C.C.O. Congress at Florence: “The Conservator-Restorer‘s professional activity, status and its responsibility towards the cultural heritage”, publication of the pre-prints.

1997 Document of Pavia

1998 E.C.C.O. participation in the project FULCO “A Framework of Competence for Conservator-Restorers in Europe” - resulting in the Document of Vienna.

1999-2001 Project in the European Funding Framework of “Raffael Progamm”: APEL (Acteurs de la sauvegarde et de la conservation du patrimoine culturel et la legislation)   “Survey of the legal and professional responsibilities of the Conservator-Restorers as regard the other parties involved in the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage”, E.C.C.O. as Main Coordinator together with ICCROM:.

1999-2001 CON.B.E.FOR: A Comparative Study of European Academic Education in the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage, printing and publishing of the book, where Associazione Secco Suardo was E.C.C.O. Official Partner.

2001 Start of the "Glossary Project" by Associazione Secco Suardo  in Milan, Italy  with E.C.C.O. as partner.

2002 revision of E.C.C.O. Professional Guidelines I – The profession

2003 ECCO – ENCoRE: Joint Paper on Education and Access to the Conservation-Restoration Profession.

2003 revision of E.C.C.O. Professional Guidelines II – Code of Ethics

2004 revision of E.C.C.O. Professional Guidelines III – Basic requirements for Education in Conservation-Restoration

2007 ECPL European Conservation Practitioner’s License – E.C.C.O. participant as consultant

2007 Legislation, with ICCROM: Reasoned study on international documents concerning the protection of cultural heritage.

2009 Proposal of European Recommendations for the Conservation -Restoration of Cultural Heritage, presented to the Committee for Cultural Heritage and Landscape (CDPATEP) for possible adoption by the Council of Europe - an initiative by E.C.C.O. with the support of ICCROM and the participation of ENCoRE.

2009-2011: Defining Competences for access to the Conservation-restoration profession with regard to the European Qualifications Framework, E.C.C.O. working group in contact with ENCoRE.

2011 Publication of Competences for Access to the Conservation-Restoration Profession

ENCoRE Call for paper. Ulrich Schiessl phd colloquium April 2017


The purpose of the Colloquium is to provide a platform for PhD students in conservation restoration and teachers involved in PhD study programs in order to discuss the state of the art  of the discipline and to set up co-operation and exchange between institutions providing PhD programs in conservation-restoration.

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