A New Participatory Programme initiated by EUROPA NOSTRA, the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe.
It is part of the network project ‘Mainstreaming Heritage’, which has the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and is organised in partnership with European Heritage Volunteers (Weimar, Germany) and in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair for Social Media of the Kadir Has University (Istanbul, Turkey).
EUROPA NOSTRA is the European federation of heritage NGOs which is also supported by a wide network of public stakeholders, private companies and individuals. Covering 40 countries in Europe, it is the voice of civil society committed to the safeguarding and promotion of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. Europa Nostra celebrates excellence through the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. It campaigns to save Europe's endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme. It also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a structured dialogue with European Institutions.
European Heritage Volunteers works since more than fifteen years in the fields of heritage and volunteering and aims to build bridges between heritage and volunteering, to create understanding between people active in one or the other field, to link both topics by appropriate hands-on projects and educational activities.
Social Media Volunteers for Heritage are volunteers who post on the online platform Heritage Times and its social media channels stories, photos and videos on cultural heritage issues in their own country and follow the social media activities of Europa Nostra and of their counterparts in other countries. This participatory programme supplies a true backbone for a stronger social media presence of topical issues related to Europe's heritage. It also gives a larger visibility to the activities of Europa Nostra and our partners, through committed eyes and ears in all countries of the European Union and beyond.
Who are we looking for?
We encourage people of all backgrounds and all ages to apply.
Our ideal candidates are willing to volunteer by allotting their time to do the following:
1. Write or post stories, take photographs, make audio and video messages and provide links to activities and news in the heritage field in their country.
2. Build up their own network of followers on a variety of social media
3. Follow regularly and systematically activities of other social media volunteers across Europe and share them through their own network
4. Follow regularly and systematically social media activities of Europa Nostra, European Heritage Volunteers, and their partners and share them through their own network
5. Work – at the partners' request – on specific assignments either geared towards their own country (such as investigating a case of endangered heritage or attending meetings or local activities) or towards further dissemination by social media and digitization of publications, documents & press releases (which may include providing translations to make the partners' documents available in as many languages as possible)
The application and CV's will be evaluated by a dedicated selection team set up by European Heritage Volunteers and Europa Nostra.
If you are selected as a Social Media Volunteer for Heritage you will be informed by European Heritage Volunteers per email.
A selected group of up to 15 participants (one per country) will be attending a seminar in Weimar, planned for May 2017.
The application deadline is March 2017 (exact date tbc.).
Please add your digital CV, including photo, to your application!
Please also answer the questions below. All this will allow us to know more about your education and/or professional background, your special interests, your passions and your personality.