The award-winning CHwB Regional Restoration Camps are back! With a series of 3 camps held across the Western Balkans, there are many opportunities to get close to heritage.
In 2019, the two oldest Camp themes are back. Besides, we are proposing this year a new Camp location!
The 2019 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 artifacts in three 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.
The 2019 Regional Restoration Camps are financed by the Government of Sweden and in cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation.
Save the dates!
Be sure to pay close attention to the dates, themes and deadlines for each of the 2019 Camps. This year we propose two application windows.
First application window: OPEN NOW! The application deadline for the Spring 2019 Camp scheduled in June is 15 April.
|Gjakova, Kosovo||8-19 June||Conservation of artifacts, interpretation||15 April|
Second application window: OPEN NOW! The application deadline for the September 2019 Camp will be 28 June.
|Rogljevo, Serbia||15 – 27 Sept||Building conservation, interpretation||28 June|
|Gjirokastra, Albania||15 – 27 Sept||Building conservation, interpretation||28 June|
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.
*Note: CHwB Albania will cover meal costs only for participants of the Camp in Rogljevo, Serbia, due to the lack of dining options in the village where the Camp is located.
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. 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.
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
- Download the PDF application form (below):
- Fill out the application completely, including all supporting documents.
- Send the entire application by email or post to:
Rr. Ismail Qemali
P. 34/1, Kati III, Zyra 15
- 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.b1553351725whc@a1553351725inabl1553351725a1553351725
Volunteer leaders needed
A note for past RRC participants: Would you like to experience the Camps again from the perspective of an organizer? Applications are open! Find out more here!