CHARTER Alliance was invited by the European Commission to participate in the European Heritage Label Awards last 13-14 June in Brussels. The European Heritage Label celebrated its 10th anniversary honouring heritage sites selected from 2019 and 2021. The ceremony included the presence and participation of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and Dr. Christian Ehler ‐ Member of the European Parliament, European Peoples party, Germany.
On the second day, a Forum was organised to provide participants with inputs and information to discuss and enrich their practices. The morning sessions were focused on historical and thematic sections aiming at reaching possible solutions for EHL sites’ needs. The afternoon section was structured around 4 streams of change sessions with the objective of further developing thematic and cross cutting objectives and recommendation for the EHL sites after 2022.
CHARTER hosted a reflection group session in the afternoon under the theme “#Toolsforskills – Breakthrough: Equipping the EHL with the adequate toolset”. The workshop was crafted in order to provide participants with a dynamic exercise to reflect on their own professional profiles and skills. The baseline of the activity was CHARTER’s new tool, the Skills Self-assessment Toolkit. This new instrument offers a quick and simple way to approach each cultural heritage worker’s DNA as a professional, based on the CHARTER model for the cultural heritage ecosystem.
Participants engaged with each of the different steps of the exercise with a high level of exchange and reflection among peers and colleagues. All participants are now able to replicate the same session with the toolkit and foster new discussions and conclusions within their organisations.
If you wish to explore the range of cultural heritage skills covered by your staff, make sure to download the Toolkit here.
The session was held by members from the University of Barcelona, ENCATC, ERRIN, FARO, University of Gothenburg and Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage Ireland.