Czech National Trust (CNT) is delighted to announce that the Staff Exchanges in European Cultural Heritage Trusts (SEECHT) Project is going to launch in just two weeks. This unique project will be supported and funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme with a grant of 71 653 Euros.
CNT is the main coordinator of the entire project which will launch on December 7, 2020, and which will run for 18 months until June 6, 2022. Partners of the SEECHT Project are various European trusts, namely the International National Trusts Organisation (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Národný Trust n.o. (Slovakia), Herita (Belgium), Fondo Ambiente Italiano (Italy) a National Trust for Scotland (Scotland).
The project will start with a kick off meeting in Kroměříž, a town in the Zlín region of the Czech Republic not far from Zdislavice and the Memorial to Marie von Ebner-Eschnebach. Among other main SEECHT Project activities are the project output sharing meeting, along with the bi-annual INTO Antwerp Conference Day in March 2021, which attracts participants from more than 70 countires worldwide.
And what are the main goals of the Staff Exchanges in European Cultural Heritage Trusts Project? It offers opportunities for professionals from within the National Trust movement to share their learning and contribute to a more open and welcoming European heritage sector, and delivers a system of secondments for Europe’s future leaders of heritage trusts, offering on-the-job training by shadowing their contemporaries in other European contexts. Having learnt from their neighbouring trusts, participants will deliver projects that broaden access to all segments of the European public, whilst also welcoming members of heritage trusts from other countries as part of the reciprocal visiting programme.