The Secondment has been carefully designed to match the R&I objectives of the SCORE Project and the need for research and knowledge sharing between the WPs, in particular WP4-
Simulation and modelling and WP5-Training & knowledge-sharing. Thus, the activities on which the most attention was paid were mainly Task 4.2 (Setting damage functions and risk indicators) – to assess natural, environmental, and anthropogenic hazards induced by climate change on BCH; Task 4.3 (Climate simulations) – the use of past climate data and simulations of climate models for future periods; and Task 5.4 (Practical work camps)- participation at BCH conservation workcamps and training, as detailed below.
- Meeting with Johanna O'Byrne, National Delegate in charge of international affairs, and Olivier Lonoir, General Delegate, at the REMPART headquarters in Paris (1, rue des Guillemites 75004 Paris).
During the visit, it was illustrated the REMPART association, their organization and missions, the associations that are part of it and the values they propose. It was also shown the workshops, courses, training sessions REMPART organizes, and books and practical manuals produced. Particular mention to the “White Paper (Acting for the climate and the biodiversity on heritage sites)”, a document produced by REMPART about the concepts of sustainable development, climate change and ecological transition. Moreover, the use of the “Risk Mapping Tool for Cultural Heritage Protection”, developed by CNR-ISAC members, was explained to the hosting institution in order to support them in the identification of risk areas and vulnerabilities for cultural heritage in Central Europe exposed to extreme events linked to climate change.
- Meeting with members of the GRIF association (Le Groupement REMPART Île-de-France).
It was shown the list of the activities, work camps, training courses and seminars organized in 40 years of activity.
- Visit at La Maison d’Ourscamp, one of the few remaining examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture in Paris, together with the Association pour la Sauvegarde et la Mise en Valeur du Paris historique (the Association for the Safeguarding and Promotion of historic Paris) members.
- Visit to the Chateau de Coucy site, case study of the SCORE project, and meeting with the members of the association "Association de mise en valeur du château de Coucy". Through a fruitful comparison, useful information was obtained for compiling the description sheet of the case study (geographical context, category of cultural heritage, adverse events that occurred in the past, type of measures implemented, hazards induced by climate change etc.) and the vulnerability sheets.
- Participated in the workcamp "Murets de la petite Sorgue", organized by OPUS Association, at Le Thor, in Provence. During the two-week workcamp two bank walls of the Petite Sorgue watercourse were restored through: cleaning operations and devegetation of the banks (elimination of the small plants present), restoration of the masonry with removal of the original mortar and application of a new lime mortar.
Interventions were also carried out to replenish the existing gaps.
It was noticed that REMPART members pay high attention to the preservation of ancient building know-how, the use of a minimum of water, of local materials as well as the reuse of materials.
- Participated at a one-day event organized by OPUS, in collaboration with other REMPART associations, for the general public and different cultural heritage stakeholders, to promote workcamps and to show the results achieved.
- Participated in the "Forts de l'Esseillon" workcamp, organized by Association les Forts de l’Esseillon, at Aussois, in the French Alps. During the 10-day chentier, part of a military building, abandoned after the Algerian war, was restored. The old layer of plaster and the bedding cement mortar were removed and replaced with a new lime mortar, leaving the stone exposed. Some door and window housing compartments have also been restored.

Overall, the secondment done was an international and interdisciplinary experience useful to achieve transfer of knowledge between participants and to have a broad view of current research
and the application of academic research on real case studies.