The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for transnational proposals.

The Conservation, Protection and Use call will support research into strategies, methodologies and tools to safeguard and use the physical components of our cultural heritage. It invites research projects that take a global approach to preserving Europe’s heritage and which result in a better understanding of our history, traditions and culture, of our individual and collective identities, and ultimately of our well-being.

Each project consortium must comprise at least three research teams, each from a different country participating in the JPI CH Conservation, Protection and Use Call and based in an eligible institution. The maximum number of research teams in a project is five.

Only beneficiaries located in the countries participating in the JPI CH Conservation, Protection and Use Call and eligible for the funding organization specified are eligible to apply, irrespective of their nationality.

The countries participating in this call are : Belarus, Cyprus,  Czech Republic, France , Italy , Latvia , Norway , Poland, Portugal , Spain , The Netherlands, The United Kingdom.

The call will include four main topics:

  • Topic one: Analysing and modelling change
  • Topic two: Sustainable protection and enhancement of values
  • Topic three: Management of cultural heritage at risk
  • Topic four: Layered conservation

The deadline for submission of proposals is 11 September 2019, 16:00 CEST.

Proposals to the  JPI CH Conservation, Protection and Use transnational Call for Proposals must be submitted by the Project Leader following this link :

Call submission portal

This is the only way to submit a JPI CH Conservation, Protection and Use  proposal; applications sent via other channels will not be eligible.

We recommend registering as soon as possible (please see the JPI CH Conservation, Protection and Use Guidelines to submit a proposal).

Please use the links below to read and to download the call documents:

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A JISC Mail list has been set up to help researchers or interested partners to find partners in other countries and organisations for the JPICH Conservation, Protection and USe call. To use this service follow this link :

JPICH Partner Matching Tool

For technical questions about the submission process, please contact: