ICCROM SS training

ICCROM and Fondazione Santagata are organizing a Summer School on Post-Conflict Recovery, consisting of a week of online lectures and a three-day in-person workshop.


  • Online sessions: 5 – 9 June 2023
  • On-site sessions: 27 – 29 September 2023 (in Rome, Italy)


The Summer School on Post-Conflict Recovery aims to equip participants with fundamental tools of intervention in a post-conflict scenario. This objective will be pursued through the exchange of ideas and experiences, case studies and classroom activities on assessment, design and planning for recovery.

The Summer School is framed within ICCROM's Heritage Recovery in Mosul programme. The on-site workshop will be delivered by ICCROM in Rome, Italy, and will be specific to the case of Mosul, Iraq.

Mosul, whose name means "linking point" in Arabic, is considered to have been founded in the 7th century BCE and is home to a wealth of cultural and religious diversity. Mosul was heavily damaged by the 2014–2017 conflict, which had an immense impact on local cultural heritage. The ICCROM Heritage Recovery in Mosul programme focuses on building the capacity of young Moslawi architects, engineers and artisans to contribute to recovering the city's cultural heritage. The programme is part of a broader effort to rebuild and revitalize the city.

Course structure 

The first phase of the Summer School consists of one week of online discussions (5–9 June 2023) that will serve as an opportunity for participants to share experiences, define good practices and gain solid theoretical knowledge on the proper steps to take when protecting cultural heritage in delicate and complex post-conflict situations.

The themes of the discussions will be:

  1. Analyzing context and documentation
  2. Damage and risk assessment
  3. Planning for physical recovery
  4. Planning for social and economic recovery
  5. International cooperation and evaluation

The second phase of the Summer School will be a three-day in-person workshop in Rome (27–29 September 2023) focusing on an in-depth analysis of Mosul as a case study.

During the course, participants will be key resources, as they will share their knowledge and experiences, present case studies and participate in course discussions, group work and classroom exercises.

The course is open to a maximum of 20 participants with at least four years of experience in conserving built heritage.

Mid-career professionals and other decision-makers in conservation from various disciplines (architecture, archaeology, engineering, planning, site management, etc.) who are either in a position to encourage good practices or have the potential to do so in the short or medium term are eligible for the Summer School. Those who can bring to a broader audience the capacities built in this course (for example, trainers who can reach a large audience) are encouraged to apply.


700 euros

We will provide details on paying the fee once your enrolment is confirmed.

We offer four scholarships in the form of a 30 percent discount on the application fee, which will be granted according to the country of origin and the date of application.

Please note that the participation fee does not include accommodation and travel costs.

How to enrol

Applicants should fill in this application form providing the following:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality and country of residence (for visa purposes)
  • Profession
  • Organization (affiliation and role)
  • Updated short CV
  • A short motivational letter (max. 300 characters)
Applications shall be submitted no later than 21 May 2023 at 2 PM CET.

If a visa is needed, we will provide an invitation letter to justify the participant's request to enter the country.

For all inquiries, send an email to: info@postconflict.it