From 2 May 2019, the Department of the
Preventive Maintenance began the implementation of a follow-up project called
Pro Monumenta II.
Project Pro Monumenta II. received
a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the amount of 1,500 thousand € through EEA Grants. The project is
co-financed in the amount of 225 thousand € from the state budget of the
Again, this is a pre-defined project funded by the EEA Grants under the
"Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Cooperation"
program, and its main objective is:
Completion of a
sustainable system of preventive inspections of immovable monuments so that
at least 100 inspections per year are carried out within it and construction
of 3 small training centers for traditional craft practices used in the
restoration of monuments.
duration of the project implementation is 36 months: 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2022.
practice, this means in particular the expansion of our inspection groups,
each by 3 new, trained inspectors and the adaptation of existing buildings
managed by the Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic for the needs of the
Department of Preventive Maintenance (OPÚP). At this time, inspections are
carried out on monuments owned / administered by the state, territorial,
regional and local self-government, registered churches in the Slovak
Republic, which are publicly available. These inspections are free of charge.
Upon request, inspections of monuments owned by natural and legal persons are
also carried out, which submit applications to the subsidy system Let's Renew
Our House (OSSD) - sub-program 1.6, as a basis for the commission's
deliberations when assessing applications. 30 monuments have been selected,
where inspections have been carried out in the past and technical report
(TSKP) has been prepared, which will again be subjected to our inspection and
the fulfillment of the recommended works named in the technical reports will
addition to strengthening them by one inspector, the work efficiency of all
three teams was also increased by the introduction of the use of drones for
visual inspection of hard-to-reach places of the monument or the addition of
smaller mobile workshop to the addition of team equipment. The informative
value of the main result of the performed inspections - Technical reports on
the monument - will be increased for the owner / administrator at the end of
the project by calculating the estimated price of repairs that will result
from the inspection.
training centers and regional centers of the Department of the Preventive
Maintenance of the Monuments Board - Pro Monumenta will be established within
the existing suitable buildings under the administration of the Monuments
Office of the SR within Regional Monument Board Trnava, Regional Monument
Board B. Bystrica - workplace B. Štiavnica and Regional Monument Board Prešov
- workplace Levoča. Each of the training centers will have its main traditional
craft focus as follows:
- lime plaster, plaster, simple facade stucco, locksmith
Štiavnica - carpentry, wooden shingles, traditional carpentry
- plumbing, artistic plumbing, carpentry
restored and adapted buildings of the Monuments Board (PÚ SR) selected for
this will have an administrative part for PM inspectors and a teaching part -
suitable for theoretical training for 10-12 people, as well as specific craft
workshops, warehouses for tools and materials, or garages for their mobile
workshops (equipped cars). The workshops will serve not only for practical
"workshops" for training participants, but also as workshops for
Pro Monument inspectors. We plan to organize 4 events called "Clean The
Gutter Day" in the historic centers of Skalica, Banská Štiavnica,
Kežmarok and Levoča, during which all our 12 real estate inspectors will try
to clean as many gutters as possible with the help of local owners /
administrators of monuments. Follow our News section or FB profile Pro Monumenta to learn more.
Project Pro Monumenta - prevention by maintenance
(for which the project Pro Monumenta II. follows up)
was a predefined project supported by the EEA Financial Mechanism for the
years 2009-2014 and from the state budget of the Slovak Republic. The project
was also part of the Program Statement of the
Government of the Slovak Republic for the years 2012 - 2016 and
one of the tasks of the strategic government material "Strategy for
the Protection of the Monument Fund in the Slovak Republic until 2020".
Pro Monumenta project - prevention by maintenance gave rise to an
organizational unit within the Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic in the
years 2014 - 2017: the Department of Preventive Maintenance (OPÚP). The
OPÚP improves knowledge about the current state of immovable cultural
monuments, their minor defects are removed on the spot and at the same time
the awareness of owners or administrators of immovable cultural heritage in
Slovakia about the possibilities of their maintenance is improved.
Both implemented projects Pro Monumenta - maintenance prevention &
Pro Monumenta II. they are based on the assumption that the regular
maintenance of an immovable cultural monument is many times cheaper than its
comprehensive monument restoration every few decades.
The basic goals of the Pro Monumenta project -
prevention by maintenance implemented in the years 2014 - 2017 were:
of a system of preventive monitoring of immovable national cultural
monuments, registered in the Central List of Monuments Fund in accordance
with § 22 of Act no. 49/2001 Coll. on the protection of the monument fund, as
amended. Involvement of the owner, monument users, maintenance workers,
cleaners: everyone who can create an "early warning" system.
Basic information about the project - summary:
Pro Monumenta - maintenance prevention
date: 1 January 2014 - 30 April 2017.
sustainability: at least 5 years
funds: € 1,152,056
goal: Creation of a system of preventive monitoring of immovable cultural
monuments in the Slovak Republic.
monitoring of 221 immovable cultural monuments
3 three-member monitoring teams were created, operating throughout the Slovak
Republic: comprehensively trained and technically and excellently equipped
6 seminars were prepared for administrators and owners of real estate
we have prepared 7 electronic manuals
for administrators and owners of real estate monuments for download: click on
the "For the owner" section
we organized 3 meetings with a Norwegian partner and foreign experts
we have created this website of the project, the great benefit of which is
also the Reservation form, through which the owner
/ administrator of the monument requests the Department of Preventive
Maintenance of the Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic to monitor the
construction and technical condition of the monument.
can read how the project and its impacts on the field of cultural heritage
were evaluated in the Evaluation Report for
the whole program. The CLTTPP001 Pro Monumenta - maintenance prevention
project is evaluated throughout the report, but especially on pages 29-31.
represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to a green,
competitive and inclusive Europe. They have two main objectives: reducing
economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthening relations between
the contributing countries and the 15 EU countries in Central and Eastern
Europe and the Baltics. The three contributing countries work closely with
the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). EEA grants
are co-financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway according to their GDP.
As donors, they gradually provided EUR 3.3 billion through grant schemes
between 1994 and 2014.
grants for the period 2014-2021 amount to € 1.55 billion. The priorities of
this period are:
Innovation, research, education and competitiveness
Social inclusion, youth employment and poverty eradication
Environment, energy, climate change and a low carbon economy
Culture, civil society, good governance and fundamental rights
Justice and home affairs
for these grants reflects the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund, which is
intended for Member States with a gross national product (GNP) per capita
below 90% of the EU average. All projects are 15% co-financed from the state
budget of the Slovak Republic. To learn more about programs and projects
funded by EEA Grants in Slovakia, visit www.eeagrants.sk