ENCATC at EuropaNostra European Heritage Congress and Liaison Meeting
European Congress Meeting
ENCATC Secretary General, Giannalia Cogliandro Beyens, and Thematic Chair Claire Giraud-Labalte, participated in Europa Nostra’s 2011 Annual Congress, dubbed ‘European Heritage Congress’ which took place in the World Heritage City of Amsterdam on 8-11 June. Claire Giraud-Labalte chaired the working group ”Shall I stay of Shall I go” of the Forum on Voluntering, a major event organised alongside the Congress and a major contribution to the 2011 European year of volunteering. During this working group the participants discussed the motivations to join a cultural organization as a volunteer as well as what de-motives them. It was clear to the group that the main reasons to becoming a ” volunteer “ were the following: saving buildings for future generations; working together with other motivated people; discovering unexpected opportunities; and continuing to learn. With regard to the negative reactions, participants mentioned excessive required time, getting involved in difficult situations and inadequate appreciation of the work done as reasons for stay away from volunteering.
Launch of the Alliance “European Heritage Alliance 3
Giannalia Cogliandro and Claire Giraud-Labalte also attended the Liaison Meeting of the European/International networks and organisations active in the wider field of cultural heritage, which took place on 9 June in Amsterdam on the occasion of the Europa Nostra European Heritage Congress 2011. Of note at this Liaison Meeting was the launch of the newly created Alliance “European Heritage Alliance 3.3”. Initiated by more than 25 European and International networks and organisations, this Alliance refers to the article 3.3. of the consolidated version of the Lisbon Treaty of the European Union which stipulates that “[The Union] shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe’s cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced.” The Alliance intends to advocate together the necessity to develop a future EU strategy for cultural and natural heritage, in compliance with article 3.3. of the Treaty, and will seek to develop stronger synergies between their respective activities with regard to European policy .
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