The 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy and the Guidance on Resilience and Recovery Plans by the European Union identified building renovation as a priority for national recovery plans. Modern architecture as an important European Cultural Heritage is at risk: it needs to be conserved and kept integrated with changing contemporary requirements. First, the REcube cooperation partnership addresses one of the priorities of the 2021 Erasmus+ Programme, “Environment and fight against climate change”. Second, the REcube project aims to share an environmentally respectful and viable approach to appropriate conservation and repurposing of Modern European Architectural Heritage. By 2030, 35 million buildings could be renovated and up to 160,000 additional green jobs created in the construction sector. To do so, the REcube project aligns with two main EU actions:
Third, our cooperation partnership also responds to the sectorial priority “Stimulating innovative learning and teaching practices” with an educational network promoting a transnational and innovative educational activity about renovation practices for Modern Concrete Heritage. Through this, we address the additional priority of “Promoting interconnected higher education systems”. Our teaching activity will enable and facilitate exchange of educational methodologies, shared on a digital platform which will evolve into a permanent open access digital learning source, thus addressing the additional priority of “Supporting digital capabilities of the higher education sector”. Lastly, the REcube cooperation partnership positions itself as a network of higher European education institutions as well as cultural and professional organisations, driven by teaching sustainable building renovation practises for climate neutrality and thus spearheading the diffusion of a new green architectural culture across Europe.