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: 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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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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It has long been considered inevitable that during armed conflict cultural heritage will be damaged and destroyed. Whilst there has been widespread consideration of how to protect communities, their heritage has not received the same thought. Although their advice was largely ignored, for over 2,500 years military theorists – from Sun Tzu in 6th century [...]
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The Blue Shield is: committed to the protection of the world’s cultural property, and is concerned with the protection of cultural and natural heritage, tangible and intangible, in the event of armed conflict, natural- or human-made disaster. (Article 2.1, Blue Shield Statutes 2016) The Blue Shield believes strongly that our work will be more effective [...]
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