We would like to remind you that the early registration closes next week. If you register before 31 December 2008, you will qualify for the early-bird rate of 25 euro. After this date, the rate will increase to 50 euro.
Please note that already 130 participants have registered for the conference. Only 180 participants will be accepted, so please register as soon as possible. Registration will close on 28 February 2009.
Download the registration form (.doc)
We like to inform you that a related event, the inauguration of the UNESCO Chair on Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites takes place in Leuven, Belgium on March 24-25, 2009. Participants interested to participate in the seminars on March 25 can contact the organisers (see sprecomah.eu).
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the forthcoming ‘Heritage Care through Active Citizenship’ conference, which will take place in Mechelen (Belgium) on 23-24 March 2009.
This European Conference on Civil Society Organisations in the Field of Heritage will address the issues of active citizenship, civil society and volunteer organisations (NGOs) within the European heritage sector. The conference will provide a platform for European organisations active in all fields of heritage – both tangible and intangible – to share relevant experiences, good practices and success stories.
The conference will involve 180 European participants representing the diversity of the European civil society for heritage. The delegates will predominantly be representatives of European heritage NGOs, and prominent European heritage experts. Chief executives from national heritage authorities and representatives of international organisations will also contribute significantly to the content of the conference.
– support for voluntary heritage initiatives
– quality management in heritage NGOs
– visibility of heritage organisations
– creation of (international) heritage networks
– the value of cultural heritage for society
– intercultural dialogue
A provisional schedule and an overview of the workshops and confirmed speakers are available in the ‘conference programme’ section.
More detailed information and abstracts will be added soon.
You can download the registration form (.doc) and return the completed form to the conference organisers.
If you register before 31 December 2008, you will qualify for the early-bird rate of 25 euro. After this date, the rate will increase to 50 euro. Please note that only 180 participants will be accepted to attend the conference, so please register as soon as possible. Registration will close on 28 February 2009.
The organisation of the conference will cover the cost of hotel accommodation in Mechelen. Participants should not make any arrangements for their own accommodation. You will receive more information after you have registered.
Download the complete first announcement (pdf).