AHNER project

The Anher project is co-financed by the Erasmus plus – VET program and involves 6 partners from 6 European countries: Poland, Holland, Spain, England, Portugal and Italy. The project aims to increase the skills of professionals working in the fields of archaeological heritage and environmental heritage. The two areas (archaeological/cultural and environmental/natural) are considered as distinct and not integrated into all the laws of the countries involved.

The project, therefore, intends to produce a series of innovative teaching materials that can bridge this gap in the relationship between archaeological/cultural heritage and environmental/natural heritage.

The need to develop and improve professional skills in the field of protection and management of archaeological and natural heritage is increasingly felt taking into account the dynamic changes in recent years in both sectors in Europe, changes that require new and integrated protection and management methods of the archaeological and natural heritage sectors in the partner countries.

The project is a first attempt to produce integrated educational materials and tools  that are addressed to archaeological heritage professionals and professionals working in the naturalistic field. High-quality training materials will be produced following a detailed analysis of the relevant professional training in Europe in both areas.

In order to achieve these objectives, the Anher project is divided into the following phases:

  • preliminary research phase, aimed at mapping effective educational experiences both in the environmental and archaeological fields. Through a survey with questionnaires and interviews with sector professionals, the respective training needs of the two areas are identified: archaeological, cultural and environmental/natural;
  • a phase of construction of training courses: 10 training modules are created through the collaboration of all partners, which are accessible from an interactive platform tested in a previous Leonardo project. These teaching materials are used for the construction of personalized courses based on the needs expressed by the final beneficiaries;
  • ANHER also intends to create Centers of Integrated Heritage Teaching Excellence in each partner country, aimed at providing a permanent organizational structure for training activities in the domain of integrated heritage, archeology and environment;

• pilot phase during which training courses was tested in each country.