PRO-RESTAURO is a multipartner projects aimed at strengthening scientific and technological excellence on a particular research topic by integrating at national level the critical mass of resources and expertise needed to provide national leadership and to be a worldwide appreciated group in a given domain. This expertise is networked around a joint programme of activities aimed primarily at creating a progressive and durable integration of research capacities of network partners while at the same time advancing knowledge on the topic.

PRO-RESTAURO is more than just schemes for the co-ordination of research and information exchange, and the research itself is not their main focus either. Participating institutions have to invest seriously in structural change aiming at a durable integration of their research capacities. This requires the commitment of all levels of decision-making in an institution, including top management, supervising and financing bodies.