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Blue Shield Meetings
The Blue Shield holds a General Assembly every three years, if possible: the next one should be held in 2020. In addition, a number of general meetings may be held between these General Assemblies. You can read more about these meetings on our Meetings page.
Some of these meetings resulted in Declarations and Charters which are also available in our Document Library.
Here you can download the meeting reports.
The representatives from ICBS and National Blue Shield committees met in The Hague on September 27 and 28 to discuss and agree on the most effective way to support the new International Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, established under the Second Protocol of the 1954 Hague Convention, and agreed upon the creation of a new body – the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield – and agreed a distribution of responsibilities.
Witkam, Kristel and Kieskamp, Andrea. 2016. Blue Shield National Committees Instantiation & Network Meeting. 22 September 2016, Blue Shield: Netherlands.
This is the final report of the Blue Shield meeting held in Milan on the 6th of July 2016. The meeting was organised to strengthen the network of the Blue Shield national committees. This final report is distributed to all participants and to the interim board of Blue Shield. It will be published on the websites of Blue Shield Netherlands and ICOM Netherlands.
On the 4th and 6th of November 2018, the European National Committee of the Blue Shield met in Brussels on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The agenda focused on the implementation of networks and the strengthening of the current policies responsible for the protection of cultural properties in the event of armed conflict.
In November 2019, the European National Committee of the Blue Shield met in Brussels for the second time. The agenda focused on strengthening networks, achievements and issues facing Blue Shield national committees in Europe, lobbying, and funding strategising.