CIAV 2013 represents the annual conference from the International Committee of Vernacular Architecture of ICOMOS – International Council of Monuments and Sites. In 2011, ICOMOS-CIAV chose the candidacy presented by ESG and FCO to organize CIAV 2013 and VERNADOC 2013 (International Documentation Camp in Vernacular Architecture)
ESG and FCO have coordinated the Seminar of Earthen Architecture in Portugal (ATP – Arquitetura de Terra em Portugal) since 2003. The Association Centro da Terra initiated its collaboration in 2004. The ATP Seminar has been held in Lisbon (1st ATP & 2nd ATP), Monsaraz (3rd ATP – 4th SIACOT), Ouro Preto (4th ATP – Terra Brasil 2006), Aveiro (5th ATP) and Coimbra (6th ATP_9th hSIACOT). Several Universities, Faculties and Research Centres from Civil Engineering to Archaeology have been invited to receive the ATP Seminar. In 2013, the 7th ATP will be organised in Vila Nova de Cerveira.