Caption: Professor Peter Stone talking about proactive safeguarding during Planning for the Unthinkable conference at the V&A. @ Blue Shield International,2018 The Vice-President of the Blue Shield International, Professor Peter Stone, delivered a passionate speech about the role of BSI at the conference, Planning for the Unthinkable: Protecting the National Heritage Sector, organised and hosted by [...]
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Caption: Cpt Alette Smith, US Air Force, presents her syndicate findings to the attendees. © Blue Shield International, 2018. CPP played a major role in the annual Coping with Culture conference in Vienna, organised by the Bundeswehr’s Centre for Inner leadership and the Austrian National Defence Academy. Brigadier Dr Wolfgang Pelschel, Chief Editor, Austrian National Defence Academy [...]
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Caption: Dr Fox speaking on the 1954 Hague Convention at the NATO CIMIC Event, Ulm, November 2018.© Blue Shield International, 2018.  On 05-08 November, Blue Shield International attended the Civil Military Interaction Symposium in Ulm, organised by NATO Multinational Joint Headquarters (MNJHQ) Ulm - an invitation we were delighted to accept. The symposium allowed those [...]
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Blue Shield International are pleased to have supported the PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY IN TIMES OF ARMED CONFLICT WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL Tbilisi, 25-26 September 2018 Blue Shield spoke about: The protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict: state party obligations and expectations under the 1954 Hague Convention This session introduced the [...]
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BSI is pleased to release our report on attending Exercise Trident Jaguar 2018. (Learn more about TRJR18 in our previous blog post) Executive Summary: In late 2017 NATO invited Blue Shield International (BSI) to participate in Exercise Trident Jaguar 2018 alongside other NGOs. This was a first for BSI, reflecting both NATO’s emerging institutional commitment [...]
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This one week international Summer University took place as part of ProteCHt2save. Students and experts worked to develop the ideal model of a Cultural Heritage Rescue Team (CHRT). Working groups developed prototypes and training inputs for CHRTs, and prepared emergency plans for parts of the Benedictine Monastery of Melk and planned the emergency evacuation of [...]
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General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria

The first Blue Shield General Assembly under the new 2016 Statutes was held in Vienna in 2017. The programme focussed on the direction of the Blue Shield under the new statutes.(Vienna 2017 Programme). As part of the event, Blue Shield Austria hosted a ceremony, attended by Irina Bokova, the Director General of UNESCO, to give [...]
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The island of Haiti has a history of destructive earthquakes. On January 12th 2010, Haiti was struck by the country's most severe earthquake in over 200 years. The epicentre of the quake was just outside the capital Port-au-Prince. Over 200,000 people lost their lives and widespread damage resulted from the quake: the capital city was [...]
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