European Culture Commonwealth EuCuComm 2020

Conference topics

The Conference EuCuComm aims to enable understanding of mutual relations between historical and social events and their reflection of art, including architecture, by presenting various points of view on the processes shaping the contemporary image of Europe’s wider cultural heritage.

Eucucomm 2019 – Border and escape churches

A great example of the interpenetration and complementation of mutual relations and influences on the European scale is the area of the Silesian-Saxon-Czech borderland, largely coinciding with today’s Polish-Czech-German border, and the events taking place there and their reflection in art. Border and escape churches, the history of their creation and transformations are a great example of mutual coupling of material and non-material factors, affecting their various perception by their contemporaries and present inhabitants of the borderland and Upper Lusatia regions.

Eucucomm 2020 – The use of churches in Europe after their desacralization

The leading theme of the EuCuComm 2020 conference is “The use of churches after their desacralization”. It involves many aspects, not only of a technical nature, but also of ethical, theological or cultural nature.

Churches changing their function are usually objects that constitute a permanent cultural heritage and as such require a proper approach both in terms of their reconstruction to adapt to new functions, but perhaps primarily as a centuries-old place of worship and at the same time a testimony of past times, which should remain preserved.

The aim of the EuCuComm 2020 conference is to enable understanding of the interrelationships between historical and social events and the reflective art, including architecture, by presenting different points of view on the processes that shape the contemporary image of Europe’s broadly understood cultural heritage.


· Using of churches after their desacralization
· Border and escape churches on Saxon-Silesian border
· Architectural heritage and historical aspects
· Social, cultural and religious aspects
· Heritage architecture and historical aspects
· Learning from the past
· Heritage management and tourism
· Social, cultural and economic aspects
· Surveying and monitoring
· Maintenance issues
· Heritage masonry structures
· Wooden structures
· Simulation and modelling
· Material characterization
· New technologies and materials
· Corrosion and material decay
· Conservation policies
· Guidelines, codes and regulations for heritage
· Adaptability and accessibility
· Monitoring and damage detection
· Vernacular architecture