Participants at the OSCE training in Greece 2021 ©OSCE/MPSOTC The easing of travel restrictions has finally made it possible to participate in person in training courses, seminars and other CPP events again. This welcome move meant that Professor Peter Stone, President of Blue Shield International and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at [...]
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Participants at the CPP Expertise Exchange © Joint Task Force Bravo Public Affairs Office From 22 - 27 August 2021, Dr Michael Delacruz, representing Blue Shield International (BSI), supported Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B) of US Southern Command in conducting a Cultural Heritage Protection (CHP) Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) in conjunction with the Instituto [...]
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Blue Shield International (BSI) was invited to support NATO Exercise Loyal Leda 2020 (LOLE20), a Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation scheduled exercise to train and evaluate the Combat Readiness certification of HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) as a warfighting Corps Headquarters. BSI took part in its capacity as a cultural property protection (CPP) expert [...]
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UNIFIL working with Blue Shield to secure the registered historic Ministry of Foreign Affairs building, Beirut, after the catastrophic explosion on 4 August. Following the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4th August 2020 Blue Shield Lebanon and partners have been working round the clock to compile a preliminary assessment of the damage, completing a [...]
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Karl von Habsburg, former President of BSI, and Peter Stone, current President of BSI, sign an MoU with Stefano Del Col, Head of Mission Force Commander, UNIFIL, 27 October 2020. © UNIFIL On Tuesday 27 October, 2020, Blue Shield International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNIFIL - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. [...]
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NATO And Blue Shield Sign Letter of Intent for Cultural Property Protection Recognising their vital relationship, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), of NATO, and the Blue Shield, have established and signed a Letter of Intent to foster further cooperation in Cultural Property Protection (CPP). Both parties will encourage cooperation activities to promote cooperation through: [...]
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Attendees at the Coping with Culture 2019 CPP Workshop, run by BSI. Attendees are at the Visitors Centre for the Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus World Heritage Centre. © Alette Smith, 2019 After eight successful conferences, the Command and Staff College of the German Armed Forces (host), Engagement Global and the Centre for Leadership [...]
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Attendees at the Irish Defence Force Cultural Property Protection training visiting the Military Archive. © Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield, 2019 Blue Shield Ireland and Blue Shield International co-organised and delivered a three day training course in Dublin on cultural property protection for Peacekeepers to the Irish Defence Forces with a member of [...]
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Caption: BSI staff support CPP training on NATO Trident Jackal 2019, roleplaying as the Ministry of Culture to discuss cultural property protection with J9 CIMIC staff at NRDC-Spain. © BSI October 2019 Blue Shield staff provided cultural property protection mentoring and training on NATO exercise Trident Jackal 2019 with NATO HQ NRDC-Spain. "Trident Jackal (TRJA19) [...]
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