The first meeting of the Steering Committee of the Armenian-Italian Regional Office for Cultural Heritage Enhancement, Management and Protection (ROCHEMP) was held on 18 July 2019 in Yerevan, at the National Gallery of Armenia.
The Kick-Off Meeting took place on 19 July 2019. The opening ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of Italy in Armenia, H.E. Vincenzo Del Monaco and by the Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Narine Khachaturyan.
The Center was established through the joint initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenian and the University of Bologna, with the support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, and is aimed at the implementation of different programs, including regional ones, dealing with the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
The solemn opening ceremony of the “ROCHEMP” Center took place on 31 July 2018 and was attended by the President of Italy, H.E. Sergio Mattarella and the President of Armenia, H.E. Armen Sarkissian.