Programme of Activities and Budget 2022-2023

The ICCROM Programme of Activities and Budget (PAB) for the 2022-2023 biennium has been developed in response to the Strategic Directions established by Council and approved by the General Assembly for 2018-2025.

The PAB is also underpinned by ICCROM’s commitment to the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals and ICCROM’s core values.

Given the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic, the design of this programme takes into consideration some of the impacts and lessons learned. While ICCROM has been considering strengthening its Information and communications technology (ICT) to ensure better capacity building and resource provisions for its Member States, the pandemic has demonstrated and accelerated the need to invest in this critical area. Covid-19 also came at a time when ICCROM embarked on a restructuring initiative to improve efficiency and transparency. Thus, the Programme of Activities and Budget takes these imperatives into consideration and is divided into four key components:

Flagship Programmes composed by: (a) First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, (b) World Heritage Leadership - Integrating Nature and Culture, (c) ATHAR – Conservation and Management of Archaeological and Architectural Heritage in the Arab Region and (d) Youth.Heritage.Africa launched in 2020.

Prospective Activities which explore new issues and guide the development of future programmes these including a regional programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as activities linked to sustainability and digitalization.

Training Partnerships which are largely programmes and activities carried out in collaboration with Member States, and also include long-standing and new collaborations on various topics.

Research and Advice to provide direct services to Member States. 

Strengthening ICCROM, including all actions to keep making ICCROM a more robust and smarter organization.

These components are interconnected, often with crosscutting objectives and goals – this is a reflection of ICCROM’s integrated approach and collaborative nature, as our staff work across several themes. The structure creates opportunities for increased collaborative synergies among the Secretariat, Member States and beyond. The Programme of Activities is fully dependent on ICCROM’s communications, its finance and administration, and fundraising activities, which are described within.

The budget presented and approved by the 32nd General Assembly in 2021 follows a Zero Nominal Growth plus 5% scenario, with a proposed total budget envelope of EUR 18 269 626, of which Regular Contributions amount to 44.52%. Voluntary Contributions in Hand and the Regular Budget (2020-2021) carried forward comprise 55.48%. The additional funds corresponding to 5% growth have been strategically allocated to support digital transformation and ensure the capabilities of the organization to enhance its service provision to Member States. This will not only increase ICCROM’s presence and expand its user base, but also help ensure access and delivery of our activities, knowledge materials and services in the post-Covid period.