If you are a photography enthusiast or a visual artist, this is your chance to get your current and past work featured in the ESACH activities.
Our publication team would invite contributions corresponding to the topics and themes of the ESACH Talks!, which are held once every month. The selected 2D visual representations (such as photographs and drawings) will be featured in the association’s social media, website and publication, to reflect the monthly topics and likewise address the variety of discourses in contemporary cultural heritage studies and practice.
The first call covers a wide range of previous ESACH Talks! topics and the participants are free to choose any of the covered themes in relation to their interest. The selected images will be featured in the association’s website and social media channels, to offer a view of the youth engagement with cultural heritage and present new perspectives on the relevant and ongoing related issues.
In the future, your work could also be feature in the ESACH Quarterly - the new international, peer-reviewed magazine of the European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage, that provides an Open Access space for the discussion and publication of grounded university and independently carried research, professional activity and personal engagement into all aspects of cultural heritage.
Topics and description
The participants can choose to submit visuals which correspond to any of the following topics:
For more details on any of the above topics, please visit ESACH Events.
8. The images must be accompanied by a short bio (30-50 words) and a one-two line description of the material submitted in word or .pdf format separate from the image file.
Submit your images here.
The submissions will be reviewed and judged by the ESACH Publication team based on the following criteria:
Deadline for the Submission: 21st March 2021
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Europa Nostra and ESACH officialise partnership and launch the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors Programme with EHT
The new year has brought several fresh and exciting commitments to heritage young professionals across Europe and beyond. On 28 January, Europa Nostra, the European Heritage Tribune and the European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH) officially launched the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors Programme.
The evening began with an inspiring introduction by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra, who reminded us of the huge progress that has already been achieved to foster the engagement of young people with cultural heritage. She went on to communicate the idea that ‘young people are not the future, they are the present!’, a wonderful sentiment through which to introduce our new young ambassadors. The Secretary General hopes that this new and exciting generation of young people will be able to carry the torch forth and help promote the building of a peaceful and harmonious Europe. This sentiment was continued by Herbert-Jan Hiep of the European Heritage Tribune, who shared with us the common goal of building bridges to help people better understand the world around them, to apprehend our differences but also to realise what binds us together.
At the launch event, the 11 new Ambassadors from 13 different countries were revealed and introduced. The programme is an opportunity to empower youth to share their perspectives and to help promote the green and digital transformations taking place in our society. By giving a voice to the youth of Europe and beyond, the programme seeks to encourage intergenerational exchange and capacity building. Ambassadors are provided with a platform to promote themselves and their professional profiles, a great opportunity to be part of a vast European network. In return, the ambassadors will promote the ethos of all 3 organisations by acting as the voice of young people in their respective countries. Each of the ambassador profiles can be found in greater detail here.
The event was also significant in its official signing of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ between Europa Nostra and ESACH by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović and ESACH President Marius Müller. The signing signifies a partnership through which Europa Nostra and ESACH agree to support each other to provide heritage students and young professionals with meaningful opportunities, such as the Ambassador Programme. Not only will this partnership assist in the development of a young European movement for heritage, but it will also allow youth across Europe and beyond to build their networks and capacities within the field.
The official agenda for the evening was followed by a ‘digital aperitivo’ during which each of the new Ambassadors could network, discuss their previous experiences and get to know those already involved with each of the organisations. Some ambassadors were lucky enough to be greeted by Uwe Koch, the German coordinator of the European Year of Cultural Heritage! It truly was an exciting evening with a lot of promise for the future of the programme and cultural heritage as a whole. As Europa Nostra’s Secretary General commented when speaking of our new ambassadors, ‘the future of heritage is bright and in good hands’.
Missed the event? A full recording can now be viewed on ESACH’s YouTube Channel.
If you are passionate about cultural heritage and want to be part of a young, active team of volunteers creating a new European movement, look no further! We have the opportunity for three people to join our Coordination Committee.
Please email your CV and a motivation letter indicating your preferred position to email@example.com. Positions will be filled in on a first-come first-served basis.
ESACH Talks team member
Administration team: point of contact for working groups
The speakers for the January round of the 'ESACH Talks! Museums and Art' have been announced. Congratulations to the selected presenters and a big thank you for all those who submitted their abstracts, we were impressed by the quality of the submissions!
ESACH Talks! will now be followed with breakout room discussions! Participation is optional, but it is easy to join - just stay on the Zoom event at the conclusion of the Talks. The discussions will last for up to 30 minutes and will include an opportunity for participants to network and share ideas, experiences, and questions related to the presentations and topic of the month in smaller groups. We hope to see you there!
Breakout Rooms FAQs
Have you been enjoying the ESACH Talks? Looking for a way to further the discussion, share your own ideas, and network with other participants?
We are excited to announce that ESACH Talks! will now be followed with breakout room discussions!
How do I participate?
It is easy, just stay on the Zoom event at the conclusion of the Talks and you will automatically be assigned to a breakout room of 6-10 participants. Each group will have an ESACH discussion facilitator.
What can I expect from the discussion?
Each group will be unique! However, we will all start with introductions that will serve as a networking opportunity for our community. We want to hear the voices of all participants and will invite you to share experiences related to the presentations and topic of the month. Our facilitators will have guided discussion questions, but we will let the conversation flow with the interest of each group.
What if I don’t have much experience with this month’s topic, can I still join?
Absolutely! These discussions are a great place to raise questions and challenges. We don’t have to have the answers – this is a space to learn and exchange ideas.
What is the format?
Each session will last for a maximum of 30 minutes; you are welcome to stay for the entire time or as long as you are able. There will be introductions, an open floor for sharing ideas, and guided discussion questions. The atmosphere will be informal in contrast to the structured ESACH Talks.
Why should I join?
We want to hear from you! The discussions will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas across cultures and heritage specialties. They will give you an opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others. They will be a great way to meet and build connections with other young people in the cultural heritage field.
Excited to join the discussion at our next event? Let us know your thoughts!
On the 4rth episode of the #FISHpodcast of The Future is Heritage, you can listen to the interview with our vice-president Carlota Marijuan Rodriguez, talking about the challenges young and emerging professionals face in the heritage field. And the work we, at ESACH, are doing to find solutions!
Have a look at this entertaining discussion on social cohesion, accessibility and interpretation in heritage, heritage education, and much more brought to you by Ankie Petersen & Robin Hoeks.
Find the podcast here
The speakers for the December round of the 'ESACH Talks! Heritage for Sustainable Development' have been announced. Congratulations to the selected presenters and a big thank you for all those who submitted their abstracts, we were impressed by the quality of the submissions!
The European Heritage Youth Ambassador Programme calls for students and young people from all over Europe and beyond to share their stories and experiences in the heritage field online (e.g. on social media, websites, or blogs). At the same time, each Youth Ambassador acts as a bridge between students and young professionals and European heritage institutions like ESACH, Europa Nostra and the European Heritage Tribune.
The European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH) is an international network of European students and young professionals working within the cultural heritage field. We are volunteers working towards enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration amongst cultural heritage students and young professionals through networking and sharing knowledge.
Covering 40 countries, Europa Nostra is the most representative heritage network in Europe. The organisation campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered programme, run in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards in partnership with the European Commission. It also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a structured dialogue with European Institutions.
Description of the position
As part of the network of European Heritage Youth Ambassadors, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a new heritage movement, to represent the voice of young people within Europa Nostra’s activities, to share your heritage-related experiences on social media, and to be a reporter for the European Heritage Tribune in your own country. This includes sharing relevant news articles about cultural heritage from your base country with the European Heritage Tribune, assisting the EHT editor-in-chief with translating articles and creating open-format blog entries. The position is honorary and requires an availability of at least 10 hours per month. The programme will start at the end of January 2021 and will run for 12 months. For this first edition, 10 European Heritage Youth Ambassadors from different countries will be selected.
What is in it for me? Benefits
Applications: Send your application, including a CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Ms. Sorina Neacsu. Recommendation letters will be accepted but are not required. Please indicate your current country of residence. Pre-selected applicants will be invited to an online interview.
Deadline for application: 15 January 2021
Are you passionate about cultural heritage and want to share your passion with hundreds of young people across Europe and beyond? Would you like to gain relevant work experience in one of Europe’s leading organisations for cultural heritage? Do you want insight into the issues and work surrounding cultural heritage, its policies and management on an international level?
The programme: The ESACH / Europa Nostra - Internship Programme is aimed at raising and promoting the voice of students and young professionals in the field of cultural heritage in Europe and beyond. This professionalisation programme is run by Europa Nostra and will be located at its offices in The Hague or Brussels (or remotely). As a highly qualified student, the intern will be able to work in one of the leading European NGOs in the field of cultural heritage. The programme shall be complemented by participation in capacity-building events in order to equip the candidate with learning and networking opportunities for career development on the international level.
About: ESACH is an international network of European students and young professionals working within cultural heritage. We are volunteers working towards enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration amongst cultural heritage students and young professionals through networking and sharing knowledge.
Covering 40 countries, Europa Nostra is the most representative heritage network in Europe. The organisation campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered programme, run in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. It also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a structured dialogue with European Institutions.
Description of the position:
The intern will be responsible for:
Applications: Send your application, including a CV, a motivation letter on your vision for ESACH, and a writing sample in English, to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Ms. Manon Richard. Recommendation letters will be accepted but are not required. Pre-selected applicants will be invited to an online interview with Manon Richard, ESACH President and Vice-President.
Deadline for application: 8 December 2020
Please refer all questions to email@example.com. Note: Depending on the pandemic situation in January 2021 the first position might be eligible as a telework position.