SECOND CIRCULAR, on behalf of BS Austria and BS Belgium

on the Second European Blue Shield Meeting in BRUSSELS and Session at the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the
1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention. At the closing session of last year’s initial Blue Shield meeting in Brussels the representatives of the national committees have voted for a subsequent meeting in 2019. This will be held on:

Sunday, 3 November 2018, noon, to Tuesday, 5 November 2019, noon.

We are convinced that the European Blue Shield meeting shall continue to serve also as an opportunity for us as cultural heritage experts to meet with Members of European Parliament in Brussels.

  • Our last year’s host, Mrs. Sabine Verheyen, MEP (G), has been elected chairwomen of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture and Education. We have asked her to host us again.
  • The president of Blue Shield International, KARL VON HABSBURG, will again join us for the upcoming meeting at Brussels.

Draft Programme

Sunday, November 3
– 1:00 p.m.: early birds lunch (venue tba)
– 3:00 p.m.: meeting at the Grand Place, guided tour
by Philippe Sosnowska, archaeologist from the Brussels Region
– 4:30 p.m.: guided visit to the Brussels City Museum
(Maison du Roi/Broodhuis)
– 6:00 p.m.: reception with sandwiches (in City Hall, tbc)

Monday, November 4
– 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: sessions at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage
visits to workshops of conservation/restoration

Tuesday, November 5
– 10 a.m.: session at the European Parliament

Confirm your interest and participation in this meeting asap by sending a short message to [email protected].


Thanks to Blue Shield Belgium, especially to Christina Ceulemans, we are able to offer you a Special rate for accommodation again. Brussels Booking Desk is the official housing company associated with the “Blue Shield Meeting” in Brussels. Reservations can be made online, with instant booking confirmation. The specially reduced rates expire on Monday, October 7th, 2019.

Need assistance ?
Cédric Devos, Accommodation Consultant, Brussels Booking Desk
Call: 0032 476 066 750
Email: [email protected]

Please note: Brussels Booking Desk is the only official housing company associated with “Blue Shield Meeting”. While other hotel resellers may contact you to offer accommodation for your trip, they are not endorsed by, or affiliated with the event and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.

Brussels Booking Desk is a free service of, Brussels Hotels Association and Brussels’ Chamber of Commerce.

See you in Brussels,
Blue Shield Austria and Blue Shield Belgium

For all queries, please contact Friedrich Schipper, BS Austria – [email protected]