Heritage NGOs in Flanders and the Flemish heritage policy (Karel Dendooven)

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Transcript of Heritage NGOs in Flanders and the Flemish heritage policy (Karel Dendooven)

  • 1. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations (Belgium, Flemish & Brussels regions) support and community service for heritage organisations

2. Call for actionVCM = short historyofactive citizenshipin the field of heritage 3.

  • VCM-Contact Forum for Non-Governmental HeritageOrganisations founded in 1993 as NGO by 14
  • 2009: network of 260 heritage organisations in Flanders and Brussels
    • effective members who work all over Flanders
    • member-users who work local or regional

VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations 4. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations

  • VCM-Contact Forum for Non-Governmental HeritageOrganisations what is VCM?
    • network organisation
    • (non-financial) support organisation
    • advocate for the field
  • care for heritage: monuments, landscapes, archaeology, floating, mobile & flying heritage & other
    • mutual consultation
    • exchange of information : seminars, quarterly magazineVCM-Contact, e-newsletter, website
    • community service about voluntary work and the carefor heritage
    • representation of the memberson all kinds of activities
    • intermediary between member and expert
    • reaction platformfor the organisations towards the
      • governments and vice versa

5.

  • Documents
  • put together own experiences and those of other organisations
  • custom-made to the needs of the organisation
  • a suited answer to all kinds of questions
  • Draft Articles for open-monument-organisations
  • help initiators with the establishment of a non-profit organisation
  • adjust the existing articles to the restoration grant order for
  • protected monuments
          • Draft treaty of ground rent
          • draft treaty of ground rent
          • legal stipulations
          • recommendations
          • information is permanently kept
          • up-to-date and is custom-made

6.

  • Documents
  • Inventory card for local non-protected sepulchral heritage, chapels, crosses
  • impulse for the development of a local policy
  • a basic inventory card which helps heritage
  • organisations to draw up a qualitative list

VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations 7.

  • custom-made community service
  • (in general) free for all heritage organisations
  • always custom-made (personal contact is important)
  • easy approachable
  • VCM will look for the most suited instrument
    • individual supervision
    • courses
    • seminars
    • leaflets

8.

  • evolution of volunteers to an organisation flanking the government
    • staff of 5,3 FTE
    • staff member of minister
    • first years: sponsored by King Baldwinfoundation
    • decentralization of Belgian state
      • -> responsibility for heritage: Flemish region
    • subsidized by Flemish government
  • whats the real influence/result of active citizenship?
  • research projects
  • official advisory body
  • official organizer for subventions

9. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations

  • whats the influence/result of active citizenship?
  • research projects
  • floating heritage (since 2001)
  • - resulted in legislation
  • - creation of umbrella organisation (official
  • partner of and for the government)
  • rolling flying mobile heritage (2005)
  • heritage of amusement (2006)

10. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations

  • whats the influence/result of active citizenship?
  • official advisory body: SARO
  • since 2007 member of official advisory body for environmental planning and immovable heritage
  • 3. official organizer for subventions
  • for small and professional heritage organisations
  • 20 x 2.500 & 10 x 10.000 euro

11. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations

  • How do we try to influence?
  • memorandum for elections (local, provincial/county, regional, national European level)
  • - province of Vlaams-Brabant
  • - federal action Flemish en Walloon region
  • yearly conference on a specific theme
  • work together with administrations

12. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations

  • Conclusion
  • real and constructive-critical interaction between VCM, members, heritage field, government and administration
  • real impact trough active citizenship

13.

  • VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations
  • Heritage Houseden Wolsack
  • Oude Beurs 27
  • 2000 Antwerp
  • Belgium
  • 0032 (0)3/212 29 60
  • 0032 (0)3/212 26 61
  • [email_address]
  • www.vcmcontactforum.be