ED-ARCHMAT MidTerm meeting in Rome, June 24-27
A two days Training and Workshop followed by a two days Consortium meeting took place in Rome on 24-27 June within the framework of the European Joint Doctorate in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage MATerials Science ED-ARCHMAT which is a EU funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) under the HORIZON 2020 Programme.
This MidTerm meeting was organised at the Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology of the University La Sapienza in Rome that is an ED ARCHMAT beneficiary partner.
The meeting offered an opportunity to review the state of implementation of the Action which is aimed to offer an opportunity to future leading professionals to gain the interdisciplinary and intersectoral knowledge, skills and competences needed to address the challenges faced in the analysis, valorization, conservation and fruition of Cultural Heritage for future generations.
The European Joint Doctorate in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage MATerials Science ED-ARCHMAT is a EU funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) under the HORIZON 2020 Programme.
The thirteen fellow Early Stage Researchers (ESR) engaged in their doctoral studies within the framework of the Action participated to the meeting. The meeting represented an occasion for them to present their research objectives and the plans for their development. An expert from the REA (EU Research Executive Agency) joined in the meeting giving a significant contribution to the achievement of the MidTerm meeting expected results which included also the definition of a more detailed vision for the implementation of the Action during the following period.
WATCH is one of the associate partners in the ED-ARCHMAT and apart from providing its backstopping it is engaged in the organisation of some of the initiatives planned during the 36 months duration of the Action.
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Second Protocol 20 Years after
In March it recurs the twentieth anniversary of the Second Protocol (1999) to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. It is also fifteen years since the 30th ratification by a State Party when the protocol entered into force. An event that offers an important opportunity for a balance on what has been achieved so far and to define scenarios for the future.
No doubts, several important developments took place since than, the first being the formulation and delivery of the Guidelines for the implementation of the Second Protocol. It is a fundamental instrument providing indications for States Parties and other stakeholders engaged in the implementation of the Convention. The increasing number of properties nominated and eventually granted the status of Enhance Protection is a clear sign of the effectiveness of this instrument.