Since cultural landscapes are very diverse and include a lot of different aspects also projects providing knowledge about the „Maintenance of Cultural Landscapes” are thematically quite diverse.

European Heritage Volunteers organises since two decades projects dealing with one or the other aspect of cultural landscapes – partly linked to the cultural aspects of cultural landscapes as for example the documentation of historical buildings or small architecture typical for a specific landscape, partly linked to the natural environment of cultural heritage sites as historical parks or gardens, partly linked to other environmental topics of cultural landscapes as the maintenance of dry grass meadows or – in other regions – of marsh areas.

It is natural that these projects can usually picture a cultural landscape only in a limited scale. That’s why European Heritage Volunteers aimed to design projects which may illustrate the diversity of a cultural landscape and illustrate – both during the hands-on part and the educational part – different aspects of the maintenance of a heritage site.


Fubd the detailed project descriptions for 2019 below.

Since the projects varie from year to year, find for better understanding of the European Heritage Volunteers Programme in addition descriptions of selected projects which took place in previous years.


Preservation of a traditional wooden architecture in a national park
Kenozero National Park / Archangelsk Region

Project 2019
Preservation of an endangered church in a cultural landscape
St. Mary's Church at the Island of Maligrad in the Lake of Prespa / Korca Region

Project 2019
Traditional dry stone wall techniques in terraced landscapes
Cortemilia / Piemonte Region

Project 2019
Reconstruction of a historic trail
Iturmendi / Navarra Province

Past Project
Ecological improvement of a maritime cultural landscape
Venice / Veneto Region

Past Project
Maintenance of a cultural landscape & documentation of rural buildings
Val Bavona / Canton of Ticino

Past Project
Maintenance of a cultural landscape & traditional stone techniques
Marksburg & Spay, Upper Middle Rhine Valley / Rhineland-Palatinate

Past Project