Announcing the 2018 Regional Restoration Camps


For 2018, all four classic Camp themes are back. Besides we are proposing this year a new theme and new Camp location!

The 2018 Regional Restoration Camps will provide participants with engaging lectures and hands-on experience with restoration, conservation and historic crafts, using traditional materials and techniques, as well as with the interpretation of cultural heritage sites and museums. During each Camp, participants will follow a rigorous but very fulfilling schedule, which combines theory – through lectures and presentations – with exercises and physical work on historic monuments and artefacts in different locations around the region.

Each activity will be directly helping local residents – working to preserve their historic monuments, artifacts and crafts, and giving them new ways of understanding, enjoying and revitalizing them.

While they will be conducted separately, these restoration camps form part of a region-wide push to encourage people to understand the value and learn how to care for their local heritage. The main objective is to use cultural heritage as a platform for professionals, both men and women, to meet and create conditions for building peace within a democratic society, respecting human rights, and stimulating local economic growth through the development of cultural heritage.

For Albania, this year’s Camps will be a continuation of the enlarged RRC program that features cooperation between CHwB Albania and the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF), the Albanian Ministry of Culture and the Faculty of History and Philology at the University of Tirana.

The 2018 Regional Restoration Camps are financed by the Albanian-American Development Foundation and the Government of Sweden.

Don’t miss your chance to take part in this incredible experience!

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Save the dates!

Be sure to pay close attention to the dates, themes and deadlines for each of the 2018 Camps. This year we propose two application windows.

First application window: You can now apply to become parts of the following Camps scheduled in May and June.  The deadline for sending your application will be 15 April.

Prishtina, Kosovo  20 – 31 May Conservation of artefacts, interpretation 15 April
Kruja, Albania 20 – 31 May Historical crafts and entrepreneurship 15 April
Shkodra, Albania 2 – 14 June Dynamic heritage interpretation 15 April
Berat, Albania 2 – 14 June Building conservation, interpretation 15 April

Second application window: Information on the following Camps scheduled in September will be shared when the second application window opens, shortly after 15 April.

Rogljevo, Serbia 1 – 15 Sept Historical building documentation
Përmet, Albania 8 – 23 Sept Building conservation, interpretation
Gjirokastra, Albania 8 – 23 Sept Building conservation, interpretation


Fees & Scholarships

The fee for participation in the Camps is 800 euros. This fee will cover tuition, on-site accommodation with breakfast, camp materials and tools, emergency health insurance and planned excursions. Participants will be responsible for paying for their own meals, as well as travel to the location of the Camp. Those costs are not included in the participation fee.

For all accepted applicants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia, there will be a scholarship to cover the costs of the Camp. The scholarship will pay the full 800 euro fee.

Are you a former participant? You can still attend the other thematic Camps.

Considering the variety of themes the RRC offer, we would like to give former Camps participants the chance to attend a camp with a new theme without having to pay the fee. (For example, if you were at a building conservation camp, you can submit your application for the interpretation camp or the historical crafts camp.) We like to see familiar faces, but keep in mind that first-time applicants will still have priority.

The same country-based eligibility requirements apply. (Participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia are eligible for free attendance).

If you are applying to a camp with the same theme as the camp you attended before, then you must still pay the fee.


How to Apply

  1. Download the PDF application form (below):
  2. Fill out the application completely, including all supporting documents
  3. Send the entire application by email or post to:
    CHwB Albania
    Rr. Ismail Qemali
    P. 34/1, Kati III, Zyra 15
    Tiranë, ALBANIA
  4. CHwB Albania staff will confirm that we have received your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 1 week, please contact us at gro.b1521892578whc@C1521892578RR1521892578

Volunteer leaders needed 

A note for past RRC participants: Would you like to experience the Camps again from the perspective of an organizer? We will soon announce the call for applications so please do stay in touch with us via CHwB Albania Facebook Page and our website.


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