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VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations (Belgium, Flemish & Brussels regions) support and community service for herit...
Call for action  VCM = short history  of  active citizenship  in the field   of heritage
<ul><li>VCM-Contact Forum for Non-Governmental Heritage  Organisations founded in 1993 as NGO by 14 </li></ul><ul><li>2009...
VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>VCM-Contact Forum for Non-Governmental Heritage  Organisations what i...
<ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>put together own experiences and those of other organisations </li></ul><ul><li>custom...
<ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory card for local non-protected sepulchral heritage, chapels, crosses  </li></u...
<ul><li>custom-made community service </li></ul><ul><li>(in general) free for all heritage organisations </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>evolution of volunteers to an organisation flanking the government  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>staff of 5,3 FTE  </li><...
VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>what’s the influence/result of active citizenship?  </li></ul><ul><li...
VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>what’s the influence/result of active citizenship?  </li></ul><ul><li...
VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>How do we try to influence?  </li></ul><ul><li>memorandum for electio...
VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>Conclusion  </li></ul><ul><li>real and constructive-critical interact...
<ul><li>VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage House  den Wolsack </li></ul><ul><li>Oude ...
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Heritage NGOs in Flanders and the Flemish heritage policy (Karel Dendooven)

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

  1. 1. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations (Belgium, Flemish & Brussels regions) support and community service for heritage organisations
  2. 2. Call for action VCM = short history of active citizenship in the field of heritage
  3. 3. <ul><li>VCM-Contact Forum for Non-Governmental Heritage Organisations founded in 1993 as NGO by 14 </li></ul><ul><li>2009: network of 260 heritage organisations in Flanders and Brussels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>effective members who work all over Flanders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>member-users who work local or regional </li></ul></ul>VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations
  4. 4. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>VCM-Contact Forum for Non-Governmental Heritage Organisations what is VCM? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>network organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(non-financial) support organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advocate for the field </li></ul></ul><ul><li>care for heritage: monuments, landscapes, archaeology, floating, mobile & flying heritage & other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mutual consultation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exchange of information : seminars, quarterly magazine ‘VCM-Contact’, e-newsletter, website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community service about voluntary work and the care for heritage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>representation of the members on all kinds of activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intermediary between member and expert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reaction platform for the organisations towards the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>governments and vice versa </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>put together own experiences and those of other organisations </li></ul><ul><li>custom-made to the needs of the organisation </li></ul><ul><li>a suited answer to all kinds of questions </li></ul><ul><li>Draft Articles for open-monument-organisations </li></ul><ul><li>help initiators with the establishment of a non-profit organisation </li></ul><ul><li>adjust the existing articles to the restoration grant order for </li></ul><ul><li>protected monuments </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draft treaty of ground rent </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>draft treaty of ground rent </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>legal stipulations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recommendations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>information is permanently kept </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>up-to-date and is custom-made </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory card for local non-protected sepulchral heritage, chapels, crosses </li></ul><ul><li>impulse for the development of a local policy </li></ul><ul><li>a basic inventory card which helps heritage </li></ul><ul><li>organisations to draw up a qualitative list </li></ul>VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations
  7. 7. <ul><li>custom-made community service </li></ul><ul><li>(in general) free for all heritage organisations </li></ul><ul><li>always custom-made (personal contact is important) </li></ul><ul><li>easy approachable </li></ul><ul><li>VCM will look for the most suited instrument </li></ul><ul><ul><li>individual supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>leaflets… </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>evolution of volunteers to an organisation flanking the government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>staff of 5,3 FTE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff member of minister </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>first years: sponsored by King Baldwinfoundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>decentralization of Belgian state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-> responsibility for heritage: Flemish region </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>subsidized by Flemish government </li></ul></ul><ul><li>what’s the real influence/result of active citizenship? </li></ul><ul><li>research projects </li></ul><ul><li>official advisory body </li></ul><ul><li>official organizer for subventions </li></ul>
  9. 9. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>what’s the influence/result of active citizenship? </li></ul><ul><li>research projects </li></ul><ul><li>floating heritage (since 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>- resulted in legislation </li></ul><ul><li>- creation of umbrella organisation (official </li></ul><ul><li>partner of and for the government) </li></ul><ul><li>rolling – flying – mobile heritage (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>heritage of amusement (2006) </li></ul>
  10. 10. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>what’s the influence/result of active citizenship? </li></ul><ul><li>official advisory body: SARO </li></ul><ul><li>since 2007 member of official advisory body for environmental planning and immovable heritage </li></ul><ul><li>3. official organizer for subventions </li></ul><ul><li>for small and professional heritage organisations </li></ul><ul><li>20 x 2.500 & 10 x 10.000 euro </li></ul>
  11. 11. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>How do we try to influence? </li></ul><ul><li>memorandum for elections (local, provincial/county, regional, national European level) </li></ul><ul><li>- province of Vlaams-Brabant </li></ul><ul><li>- federal action Flemish en Walloon region </li></ul><ul><li>yearly conference on a specific theme </li></ul><ul><li>work together with administrations </li></ul>
  12. 12. VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>real and constructive-critical interaction between VCM, members, heritage field, government and administration </li></ul><ul><li>real impact trough active citizenship </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>VCM-Contact Forum for Heritage Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage House den Wolsack </li></ul><ul><li>Oude Beurs 27 </li></ul><ul><li>2000 Antwerp </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul><ul><li> 0032 (0)3/212 29 60 </li></ul><ul><li> 0032 (0)3/212 26 61 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.vcmcontactforum.be </li></ul>

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