Panel Discussion The creation of the Blue Shield, 6 June 1996 with the founding signatories of the Blue Shield and the first President of the Association This year the Blue Shield is celebrating our 25th anniversary! We’re starting our anniversary celebrations with a panel discussion with the four people who founded Blue Shield on 6 [...]
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Around the Globe - Countries with a Blue Shield National Committee, August 2020. On 28 August, the Blue Shield hosted its first online General Assembly. We were delighted to welcome more than 40 representatives from Blue Shield national committees, committees under construction and all of its founding four organisations to its first ever virtual General [...]
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Caption: Participants to the Second Meeting of the Blue Shield National Committees from Europe © Valentina Sabucco, 2019 This year the European Blue Shield National Committees Annual Meeting took place on 3-5 November in Brussels. The event was organised by the Austrian and Belgian Committees of the Blue Shield with the support of the City [...]
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Dr Paul Fox gives the opening introduction at the CPP exercise planning workshop, 13 June 2019. © BSI 2019   On 13-14 June, BSI ran a highly successful Cultural Property Protection (CPP) Exercise Support Workshop in London. Aim The aim of the workshop was to share perspectives on designing and delivering CPP civil-military exercise content, [...]
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Caption: Group of participants to the BS NC meeting standing in front of the European Parliament © Leyla Strobl, Roerich Foundation, 2018 Blue Shield National Committees from Europe gathered together in Brussels on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. During the meeting, hosted and co-organised by the Belgian and Austrian National Committee [...]
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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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Blue Shield Meeting 2016, Milan, Italy

A Blue Shield meeting was held in Milan on the 6th of July 2016 (2016 Milan programme). The meeting was organised to strengthen the network of the Blue Shield national committees. The Final Meeting Report (22092016) was distributed to all participants and to the interim board of the Blue Shield.
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General Assembly ICBS and ANCBS 2014, Rome, Italy

An Extraordinary General Assembly of the ANCBS (Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield) was held with ICBS (International Committee of the Blue Shield) representatives present in Rome in 2014. It was at this meeting that the ICBS and ANCBS agreed to amalgamate. Several decisions were adopted at the Rome Conference: The Statute of [...]
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A General Conference was hosted by ANCBS in Vienna in 2012, with the following agenda: Appointment of a new Board Reports of National Committees Theoretical and practical aspects of ANCBS's operation. A joint meeting was held between ICBS and ANCBS in Paris in 2013 to establish closer ways of working. This information is taken from Twenty [...]
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The first international conference of the International Committee of the Blue Shield was held in Seoul, Korea, in December 2011. The theme was “Protecting the World’s Cultural Heritage in Times of Change: Emergency Preparedness and Response”. The conference was hosted by the National Museum of Korea. (View the Seoul 2011 conference programme). The conference objectives were: To [...]
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