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Organization of World Heritage Cities Initiative for Ukrainian Cultural Heritage

Second Fundraising Campaign

From the start of the war in Ukraine, the OWHC took the initiative to launch an appeal for funding. $2000 (cad) was collected and sent to the regional secretariat, which will forward them to Chernichov and Kharkiv.

The General Secretariat thanks the donors; the amount will be used primarily for 3D scanning of selected objects, as well as securing damaged facilities before the winter.

During this first phase, the Regional Secretariat of the OWHC for Eastern and Central Europe (CEER), based in Warsaw (Poland) multiplied their reactive actions. With the mobilization of the member cities of the OWHC and the participation of the Regional Secretariat for Northwest Europe and North America based in Regensburg (Germany), (virtual) working meetings made it possible to establish contacts with heritage professionals in Ukraine and to better identify the challenges awaiting Ukraine for the preservation and restoration of its heritage.

On the strength of this experience, the General Secretariat of the OWHC is considering the possibilities for launching the second phase of its initiative.

The objective should be to prepare the contribution of the OWHC to the reconstruction process in which its Ukrainian members, Lviv and Kyiv, and by extension the historic cities of Ukraine, will engage.

Any donor who wishes to contribute monetarily can do so by writing to [email protected]

Honor Table

** Observer member