The Advisory Network (AN) is a wide group of interested administrative and public organizations responsible and involved in cultural heritage preservation and all other stakeholders. The group will include relevant ministries of representative EU countries, associated countries, Mediterranean countries and other countries of thr European continent (Balkan region, Russia, Ukraine), other local/regional authorities, representatives of SMEs (SME Clusters), restorers associations as well as international organizations as Europa Nostra, ICOMOS, members of ECTP FACH and National Construction Technology Platforms through the NTP coordinators of ECTP. The AN members will help in implementation of project results in practice, will ensure dissemination of the project results and will provide feed-back information for the project through discussion on seminars and through other dissemination channels. The AN will be coordinated by the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Network will be enlarged during the first year of project through communication of project coordinator, project partners and specially members of the Advisory Committee. The role of the Advisory Network is very important for the project development and its further implementation. On one side, participation of the Advisory Committee on Steering Committee meetings will contribute to adaptation of the project goals and achievements to the real end users needs. Besides, they will also strongly contribute to the development of the EU CHIC Strategies and Recommendations for future policy implementations (see WP5). Finally, involvement of all these relevant members widespread distributed through Europe could highly contribute to the overall dissemination and further implementation of the project results.
Special emphasis will be made to involve ministries and national authorities in the Advisory Network, in order to strongly involve policy makers and responsible bodies of conservation/restoration strategies. Besides, other members to reach scientific community, industry and architects have been also included in the list. Regarding complementarities among different partners, roles and technologies needed to develop the EU CHIC project all partners will contribute to dissemination in their respective geographic areas distribution. Participation of some partners in coordination activities of the Focus Areas of Cultural Heritage at national and at the European level will permit a good connection with scientific community, large companies and SME's involved in the field. Consortium will also reach the standardization committees through their member. Liaison with the Council of Europe is also very relevant for the EU CHIC project.