NEXT CHARTER Alliance Webinar: Cultural heritage sector dynamics across Europe – Exploring gaps and needs in professional development (29 May)

NEXT CHARTER Alliance Webinar: Cultural heritage sector dynamics across Europe – Exploring gaps and needs in professional development (29 May)

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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.


Meet the speakers

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GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens

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

Since 2004, GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens is the Secretary General of the European network on cultural management and policy, ENCATC. GiannaLia is an expert in EU affairs and international relations, with more than 30 years’ experience in advocacy, cultural policy, and strategic management, in the context of international cultural NGO. Former Policy Officer of the Cultural Forum of EUROCITIES, GiannaLia was also Secretary General of the Association of the European Cities of Culture , AECC. Educated at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, GiannaLia holds a Degree in Political Sciences – International Relations and two additional masters in European & International Career Studies, and a in European Constitution. Since 1993, GiannaLia is member of the Association of the Former trainees of the European Union.

Gunnar Almevilk

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

Gunnar Almevik is senior lecturer in heritage conservation. His pedagogical experiences include teaching on bachelor, master and doctoral level, and the tasks range from lectures, supervision of experiments and fieldwork to administration and development of new courses and programs. In 1996 he founded and directed the Vocational College of Heritage Crafts (DACAPO) and led the incorporation with higher education 2005; now in form of BA programs, Master and PhD students in Building crafts, Garden and Landscape crafts at the Department of Conservation. Almevik also has a research interest in intangible heritage and the relation between heritage craft and conservation. In 2010 he founded and directed the Craft Laboratory at the University of Gothenburg. As director he supervised the practice-led research performed at heritage sites and restorations projects. At present he is Research Fellow at The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. His research concerns medieval wooden building culture with cultural historical perspectives on uses and senses of the buildings and built environments.

Bosse Lagerqvist

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

Bosse Lagerqvist is since 1997 a senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Conservation (UGOT-C), and since 2019 Associated Professor (Docent). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Conservation of Built Environments, UGOT-C (1983), and a Doctoral degree in Conservation, UGOT-C, on a dissertation in 1997 on photogrammetry, information management, and heritage practices. His research has covered methods for documentation and recording of physical properties of heritage; industrial heritage and the possibilities to develop such remains for the benefit of continued societal development; and maritime heritage – both the heritage afloat as well as coastal communities. He is the ICOMOS Sweden National representative to ICOMOS CIF and ICOMOS International’s lead research coordinator for the CHARTER Alliance project. Bosse is also the vice chair for the foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders Sweden, and through this organisation member of the Commission expert sub-group on safeguarding the cultural heritage of Ukraine.

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

CHARTER Project Manager, University of Barcelona (Spain)

PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is Lecturer at the Cultural Management Programme of the UB, and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course on International Cultural Cooperation. He is the Project Manager of CHARTER. He is currently teaching in different Universities and academic programs internationally. Herman combines academic research, cultural management, curatorial practices and artistic methodologies, collaborating with a wide range of networks, projects and organizations internationally.



Coming next: Register for the upcoming CHARTER Alliance webinar!

The CHARTER Alliance webinars series will continue with one more session in June, for which you can already register! More information regarding the programme and speakers will be announced soon.

12 June | 14:00-15:30

Innovative/Emerging education and training pathways for cultural heritage

Led by Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria) and Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali (Italy)

Register here.

Watch the previous edition

The recording of the first webinar “How can heritage skills unlock the full potential of European regions?” from 26 April is already available to be rewatched.

Watch it here.

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