Associates of the European Foundation for Heritage Skills

Association de partenaires de la Fondation européenne pour les métiers du patrimoine (FEMP)

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1996, on the initiative of Council of Europe (CE), as European Foundation for Heritage Skills -- Fondation européenne pour les métiers du patrimoine (FEMP). New statutes and current title came into effect 1 Jan 1999, following structural reform, Oct 1998, when registered under local law based in Strasbourg (France). Derives from European Foundation - Pro Venetia Viva -- Fondation européenne - Pro Venetia Viva -- Europäische Stiftung - Pro Venetia Viva -- Fondazione Europea - Pro Venetia Viva, also referred to in English as European Pro Venetia Viva Foundation, set up by the Council of Europe on 23 Mar 1974. As of 2010, ceased to exist.


Foster progress in cultural heritage skills and their transmission; develop practical cooperation among professionals of all European countries; enable more effective use of human resources so as to promote European heritage as a factor in economic recovery and sustainable development; assist development of skills by removal of barriers between professions and trades; help improve skills and encourage innovation through international exchange of information and know-how; function as a forum for action, communication and partnership involving international organizations, national, regional and local institutions, firms and professionals.

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Develops: in-service training programmes; publicity and awareness-raising strategies, emphasizing occupations which help improve the quality of life; networking of professional partners; distribution of information; Euro-Mediterranean partnership. Programme headings:

 • Historic Building Sites Management;

 • Management of Archaeological Sites (AGESA);

 • World of Business (European symposia);

 • Skills Development in the Heritage-related Decorative Arts (SALAMBO);

 • Use of New Information Technologies in Architecture and Art History (THEATRON);

 • Integrated Programming in Archaeological Sites (PISA);

 • Vocational Guidance in Heritage Occupations for Young People and Adults (CARAVELA);

 • Network of Sites for development - the Roman civilization circuit (RESIDE);

 • Identifying the Architectural Heritage (advanced vocational training in inventory and documentation techniques);

 • Cultural Heritage of Tourism and Travel;

 • European Heritage Network (HEREIN Project);

 • NO'MAD Project: the acquisition of skills (Launch in 2001);

 • International Heritage Fair.

Organizes conferences, colloquia, symposia and study days, sometimes jointly with like-minded organizations. Set up: European Information Network on Cultural Heritage Policies (HEREIN Project).


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Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Human Resources
  • Industry
    • Trades and Crafts
  • Aesthetics
    • Heritage

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



Last News Received

22. Sep 2010
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