European Heritage Volunteers regularly organises Partner Projects Networking Meetings to gather representatives of the different organisations and institutions involved in various European countries in European Heritage Volunteers Partner Projects. These meetings allow the participating organisations and institutions to exchange experiences and best practice models, to develop common quality standards and to enable interaction and cooperation concerning the European Heritage Volunteers Partner Projects as well as concerning other topics.
The costs for board and lodging during these meetings are covered by European Heritage Volunteers.
If the participating organisation or institution had organised a European Heritage Volunteers Partner Project in the previous year or if a project submitted by the organisation or organisation for the current year will be accepted as a European Heritage Volunteers Partner Project a part of the travel costs will be reimbursed by European Heritage Volunteers, too.
The last Partner Projects Networking Meeting which took place in February 2017 combined the evaluation of the 2016 project cycle as well as the preparation for the 2017 cycle.
The meeting gathered representatives from heritage linked organisations and institutions form Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Germany, Kosovo, Poland and Spain. The focus of the meeting lied on the exchange of experiences and of best practice models and on the detailed preparation of European Heritage Volunteers Partner Projects for 2017 and 2018.
In addition to that, examples of heritage linked volunteering projects in Weimar had been visited and a guided tour through garden and park heritage in Weimar had been provided. Since the majority of the participants of the Networking Meeting had a professional background in archaeology a guided tour through the Archaeological Museum of the State of Thuringia, held by its director, Dr. Diethard Walter, and a substantial and detailed excursion to various ongoing excavations in Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, managed by the responsible archaeologist from the Archaeological Institute of the State of Thuringia, Dr. Karin Sczech, had been organised.
The next Partner Projects Networking Meeting is planned for February, 3rd, till February, 7th, 2018 in Weimar, Germany. We warmly recommend organisations and institutions planning to apply for a European Heritage Volunteers Partner Project 2018 or 2019 to take part at this meeting.