Written by Laura Roman
After several smaller but fruitful weekend meetings in May, the Young Heritage Experts had scheduled a Board meeting in Berlin in October 2016. YHE Board Members Aleksandra Koziel, Rui Maio, Hannah Roehlen and Laura Roman met to discuss the current progress of our network and to develop strategic plans for the future. Under the professional guidance of Mr. Bert Ludwig (European Heritage Volunteers) who generously took on the role of the moderator during the discussions, the Board had reached several short-term and long-term goals for the future development of the Young Heritage Experts network.
Although intense, the discussions proved to be essential in two ways – expectations of each present Board Member were voiced clearly and consensus was reached over responses to pressing challenges in a democratic way. The meeting confirmed the dedication of Young Experts to the further development of the network and sparked enthusiasm for future projects. We would like to wholeheartedly thank Mr. Bert for his mentorship and support, and we look forward to sharing new heritage-related projects with you soon.
Written by Hannah Roehlen
Almost a year into the network's existence, the strategic work on YHE continues to grow. Our Board Members Rui Maio, Laura Roman and Hannah Roehlen met in the World Heritage City “Town of Bamberg” to develop new ideas and projects for youth involvement in the context of the World Heritage Convention. Projects to be implemented in the upcoming year include a new Call for Articles centered on “Multilayered Heritage” and “Heritage in Conflict”, as well as a new social media awareness raising campaign called “Did You Know”, which will share interesting facts about World Heritage sites.