Camp Theme: Building Conservation and Interpretation
You have all been waiting for it, here it is! The 49th Regional Restoration Camp (RRC) will take place both in Krivi Do in Montenegro and also in Vermosh in Albania, as cross-border sites of these two neighbouring countries, for a twice as enriching and fulfilling experience!
It is a great opportunity for all participants to contribute to the conservation, interpretation and documentation of some very representative cultural heritage assets. Thanks to the expertise of the Camp partners, knowledgeable conservators from Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, Sweden, etc, participants will acquire theoretical knowledge on building conservation, documentation and interpretation of local valuable historic structures and related intangible heritage aspects. Through a hands-on approach, and with the support of local craftspersons, participants will have the chance to get to know more on local traditional materials and techniques used in these sites.
The mere purpose of these activities is to impact and help the local inhabitants, organizations and institutions – working to preserve their historic assets, crafts and techniques and giving them new ways of understanding, enjoying and revitalizing them.
Theoretical and practical insights combined, together with many other exciting and rewarding aspects are waiting to be shared with you, so hurry up!
This Camp is organized with funding from Sweden and in partnership with the Regional Development Agency for Bjelasica, Komovi &. Prokletije and the Municipality of Andrijevica, (Montenegro) & G02 (Albania).
What’s special about Krivi Do (Montenegro) and Vermosh (Albania)?
Participating in the 49 RRC also means immersing yourself in the vibes of two unique natural and cultural landscapes with a rich and particular heritage and atmosphere, as well as getting familiar with local residents and culture!
Krivi Do is a very interesting Camp site, situated in 1720m of altitude, in the Municipality of Adrijevica, Montenegro. There will be a unique opportunity for the ones joining during this Camp, to do some practical restoration works on a traditional ensemble, typical for the villages of Montenegro and of this traditional unit, ‘katun’ in Krivi Do.
Vermosh is the northernmost village of Albania, part of the Albanian Alps, part of an interesting region rich with legends and mythology. Here, you will have the chance to work with a very unique typology representing the house of the north the ‘kulla’, by helping with their documentation.
Participants will have the chance, on both locations, to enjoy the marvellous and calming mountain landscape, rich in natural resources and fresh air.
Therefore, SAVE the dates!
The camp will be organized in two parts: the theoretical part will be held online, from 11 to 15 July, and the second part will be held in both sites consecutively, from 18 to 29 July and more precisely as follows:
On line 11-15 July*
Krivi Do, Montenegro 18-25 July*
Vermosh, Albania 25-29 July*
* The organizers reserve the right to change the days, time and location(s) of the Camp due to technical or organizational needs by announcing such changes in advance.
Fees & Scholarships The fee for participation in the Camps is 900 euros. This fee will cover tuition, on-site accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner, camp materials and tools, emergency health insurance and planned excursions.
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 900 Euro fee.
Participants will be responsible for travel to and from the Camp locations, as well as compliance with the respective countries legislation on Covid-19 situation. Those costs are not included in the participation fee. ***
Application and deadline
Do you find yourself interested? Then, don’t miss your chance to have this unique experience, by applying here.
Deadline for application extended to 22 May 2022