Cultural Heritage sector dynamics across Europe: Exploring gaps and needs in professional development

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Cultural Heritage sector dynamics across Europe: Exploring gaps and needs in professional development

The second webinar in the three-part series sharing the CHARTER Alliance’s findings will look at sector dynamics and examine relevant stakeholders in the sector. It will also allow participants to get insights into the process of mapping the cultural heritage sector in terms of skills and needs shortages in educational and professional contexts. The speakers will share main findings in addition to proposing future scenarios and solutions. The webinars are organised in partnership with ENCATC and within the framework of ENCATC’s Members Talks series.

The University of Gothenburg (Sweden) will facilitate the webinar taking place on 29 May from 14:00-15:30 CEST. They will present the work they have led for the CHARTER Alliance over the last three years concerning cultural heritage sector dynamics, professional development and future scenarios. Register now to secure your spot.

After an introduction to the CHARTER Alliance and its main goals, participants will get insights into processes of mapping and analysing dynamics of cultural heritage professionals and other stakeholders’ engagement, synergies and skills in terms of needs and shortages in the cultural heritage sector. They will also hear about ways to cross-analyse cultural heritage professional systems in regard to education and training supply to improve gaps and needs in skills and competences derived from the digital shift to sustainable green and blue growth and social and territorial dynamics.

These observations are only a reflection of a wider landscape when we look at sectoral dynamics. Who is a stakeholder in cultural heritage? Which roles do different stakeholders play and how do they interact? What are their interests and influence on education and training systems? The University of Gothenburg will present the CHARTER Alliance findings to questions like these derived in the mapping and report Who is not a stakeholder in cultural heritage?.  It introduces an understanding of cultural heritage as an economic sector and labour market with interacting stakeholders in anticipated roles, whose dynamics, skills and competences will affect the quality of heritage as a resource and common good.

Before exploring future scenarios and an open discussion, webinar participants will be introduced to the CHARTER Alliance’s forecast of possible gaps and needs in education, training and labour market for heritage professionals. The speakers will shed a light on how these gaps and needs might affect the development of professional activities within the field of heritage and propose possible solutions, such as recognising the value of non-formal and informal learning methods. The report Forecast to fill gaps between education and training supply and labour market needs. A preliminary analysis also recommends three models of non-formal learning to combat skills needs: communities of practice, virtuous learning circles and professional learning networks.

Join the webinar to learn more!

Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatary.



14:00 – 14:05 Welcome

GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, Secretary General, European Network on Cultural Management and Policy (ENCATC)

14:05 – 14:20 Exploring the cultural heritage sector dynamics across Europe 

Gunnar Almevilk, Professor, Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

14:20 – 14:40 Gaps and needs in professional development

Bosse Lagerqvist, Assistant Head of Department, Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and ICOMOS International Lead Research Coordinator for CHARTER

14:40 – 15:00 Future scenarios in cultural heritage

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, CHARTER Project Manager, University of Barcelona (Spain)

15:00 – 15:30 Open discussion


More information on speakers here.

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