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  • Fiona Reynolds’ presentation at the British School in Rome, 14 September 2016 In her presentation at the British School in Rome on 14 September, co-hosted by FAI, the Italian National Trust, Fiona Reynolds, Chairman of INTO, spoke about the role of public-private partnerships in heritage preservation. Drawing on examples from across the world, Fiona highlighted the importance of partnership. “Since the very beginning,” she said “public and private ...
  • Sustainable Futures for Europe’s Heritage in Cultural Landscapes: REGISTER: ‘HERCULES: Applying a landscape approach to land-use science and policy’ – October 4, 2016, 09:00-13:00, Résidence Palace, Brussels Check out the Agenda & Register now for the final conference of HERCULES project: Sustainable Futures for Europe’s Heritage in Cultural Landscapes: Applying a landscape approach to land-use science and policy October 4, 2016 09:00-13:00 Résidence Palace – International Press ...
  • The call for the Land and Soil Management Award 2016/17 is now open! Apply now for the Land and Soil Management Award 2016/17! About the Award The prize rewards land use and soil management practices mitigating soil threats i.e. soil degradation, erosion, reduction of organic matter content, diffuse contamination, and compaction as well as the reduction of soil biodiversity, salinization, sealing, flooding and landslides. In doing so, the award sheds light ...
  • Anders Wall Award 2016/17: Celebrating rural entrepreneurs – open for applications! Apply now for the Anders Wall Award 2016/17! Deadline: December 31 About the Award Anders Wall Foundation from Stockholm in association with the European Commission, Directorate General for the Environment, Brussels, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the “Friends of the Countryside”, has decided to introduce an award for individuals who have made a ...
  • Cyd Ynni (National Trust Wales initiated and supported network) wins the Community Energy Award 2016! From Keith Jones Last night in Oxford the National Trust Wales initiated and supported network “Cyd Ynni” was honoured by being awarded the collaboration award. Big thanks go to Grant Peisley at DEG for putting the network forward but the biggest thanks go to the 5 founding community companies of Cyd Ynni who are driving ...
  • Who owns the Monuments? International conference on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of National Trust of Slovakia on 9 November 2016 in Bratislava This conference offers a forum for presenting and sharing the experiences and best practices of the National Trust movement and similar NGO, state or commercial initiatives on the topic of saving, preserving, restoring, managing, using and promoting heritage ...
  • An update on the National Trust of Georgia, July 2016 After various meetings and conversations with the team hoping to establish a National Trust of Georgia, we were delighted to hear that they had been offered their first property, soon to be headquarters, in Tbilisi!  Their latest progress update reads “INTO have offered their guidance and experience in creating the Georgian Trust. A number of meetings and events have ...
  • Celebrating 50 years of REMPART working holidays (Weekly blog, 10 July 2016) A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General I first came across REMPART at the Oslo Conference for Voluntary Organisations in the Field of Cultural Heritage in September 2000.   Sabine Guilbert, who was International Relations Manager at the time, presented an organisation which brought together some 150 ngos to discuss issues and exchange experiences, and which promoted cultural ...
  • A REMPART project is…   INTO Members, Association Rempart, celebrate their 50th anniversary on 11 July. To mark this event, their General Assembly adopted the following text (translated from the original French) which we hope you will find inspiring: A REMPART project is… (Text adopted by the General Assembly of the 15th of May 2016) A REMPART project is : an ambition, an ...
  • The opening of the tomb … (Weekly blog, 12 June 2016) A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General This weekend I had the pleasure of representing INTO at the official opening of the first property of the Czech National Trust. INTO has been involved with the CNT for the past five years – from early discussions about whether a National Trust might work, through Oliver’s attendance at meetings in ...
  • Capabilities (Weekly blog, 8 May 2016) This year, we’re celebrating Lancelot ‘Capability‘ Brown’s 300th birthday so when I saw this handy ‘how to spot a Capability Brown landscape’ video on the National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) twitter feed this week, I thought it might make a good theme for my blog.  It seemed a good reason to reflect on various things, ...
  • Stories from National Trusts around the world: Flanders Originally published in Flemish newspaper De Morgen on 18 April 2016 Global values: Mobilising world heritage against terror The dramatic events in Brussels are causing parliaments and governments to consider feverishly what they can do to prevent it from happening again. We find ourselves seeking ways of avoiding the worst: calling in the army, taking fingerprints, deterrents, ...

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