CHARTER – European Cultural Heritage Skills Alliance (2021-2024)
The Erasmus+ funded project started in January 2021 and will last for the next four years. CHARTER seeks to create a lasting, comprehensive sectoral skills strategy to guarantee Europe has the necessary cultural heritage skills to support sustainable societies and economies, including transversal competencies such as digital/technological and green/blue economy skills. The consortium unites 28 members that represent some of the top education and training, organisations, networks and employers of the European cultural heritage sector.
European Historic Houses will contribute in WP[1-7] dedicated to Project Coordination and Management; Strategic analysis of Cultural Heritage competencies and occupational profiles; Vocational Education and Training (VET); Sectoral and professional dynamics; Alliances, Sustainable Strategies and Policy recommendations; Communication and Dissemination; and Quality and Evaluation.
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CHARTER has launched its first promotional video to have a quick overview of the Erasmus+ funded project’s context, mission and aims. We’re delighted to invite you to watch this new content! As partners, we join other 46European cultural heritage organisations to ensure a long-lasting and durable sector. Over four years, the Erasmus+ funded project will professionalise the sector and further demonstrate its contribution to sustainable and thriving societies and economies. For more information, please click here
Latest News: The Romanian National Institute of Heritage is hosting the Workshop on The Diversity of the Cultural Heritage Landscape(s) at the end of June 2021. This workshop is connected to the beautiful city of Timișoara, future European Capital of Culture in 2023 and explores the diversity of our cultural heritage professions, approaches, understanding and terminology. Online meetings are organised both between the project partners and with invited external experts. These meetings are part of the Charter project and will give the opportunity to progress on methodology, ethical standards and written learning outcomes. Additionally CHARTER started back in January the Erasmus+ funded project. It represents an essential initiative towards creating a lasting and comprehensive strategy that will guarantee that Europe has the necessary cultural heritage skills to support sustainable societies and economies. Have a look at CHARTER’s overview video to learn its context, mission and aims.
Framework & aims
The contextual framework in which the project emerges comes from the lack of statistical recognition of the cultural heritage sector as an economic force. Occupations and activities within the sector are not included in statistical descriptors for economic activities and occupational profiles, leading to undermine cultural heritage potential of bringing awareness and activity to strengthen European cultural identities and social cohesion. The CHARTER Alliance aims to:
- Clarify occupational roles and activities and create the tools for an integrated, responsive education system.
- Identify curricula and learning outcomes over a sample group in order to equip education and training to respond to current and future cultural heritage skills needs.
- Put a structure on cultural heritage as an economically active sector.
The CHARTER Alliance reunites leading academic and training, employer and policy stakeholders in the European cultural heritage sector. The Consortium is formed by 21 full members, 7 affiliate partners and 19 associate members, of 14 EU states.
Academic / Training field:
Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien (Austria)
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
Fondazione Scuola dei Bieni e delle Attività Culturali (Italy)
Göterborgs Universiteit (Sweden)
Università degli studi di Genova (Italy)
Université Sorbonne Paris 13 Nord (France)
Industry / Employers partners:
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland)
FARO. Vlaams steunpunt voor cultureel erfgoed (Belgium)
Institutul National al Patrimoniului (Romania)
Kultur und Arbeit (Germany)
MUSEOVIRASTO, National Board of Antiquities (Finland)
Nacionālā kultūras mantojuma pārvalde (Latvia)
Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo (Italy)
Zavod za varstvo kulturne dediščine Slovenije (Slovenia)
An Chomhairle Oidhreachta – The Heritage Council HC (Ireland)
European / International networks:
E.C.C.O. – European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisations
Verband der Restauratoren
ENCATC – European Network for Cultural Management and Policy
European Historic Houses
ERRIN – European Regions Research and Innovation Network
ICOMOS – International Council on Monuments and Sites
NEMO – Network of European Museums Organisations (Deutscher Museumsbund)
ADRAL – Agência de Desenvolvimento Regional de Alentejo (Alentejo, Portugal)
Eusko Jaurlaritzaren (Euskadi, Spain)
Freie Hansestadt Bremen (Bremen, Germany)
Regione Toscana (Toscana, Italy)
Västra Götalands Läns Landsting (Västra Götalands, Sweden)
ICCROM- The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICOM – International Council of Museums | ICOM-CC and ICOM-ICTOP
European Network for Conservation Restoration Education (ENCoRE)
European Association for Architectural Education
Direzione Generale Educazione, Ricerca e Istituti Culturali (Italy)
Office of Public Works (Ireland)
Istituto Centrale per la Patologia degli Archivi e del Libro (Italy)
Historic Environment Scotland (UK)
Regione Lombardia (Italy)
Viceconsejería de Cultura y Patrimonio Cultural. Gobierno de Canarias (Spain)
Complexul National Muzeal ASTRA (Romania)
ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory – Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
Pôle patrimoine. Réseau de coopération des acteurs du patrimoine culturel en Pays de la Loire (France)
Teatro Pubblico Pugliese (Italy)
EXARC – Experimental Archaeology (The Netherlands)
Swedish Association for Building Conservation Contractors and Consultants (Sweden)