On February 27th and 28th the General Assembly and our Board of Directors were held in Birgu in Malta, at the prestigious Fort Sant’Angelo. Furthermore, we also elected, during our Board of Directors, our new administrators.
It was also the opportunity for our members and our cities to meet to talk about the actions carried out in 2019: end of the third phase of the Flood Resilient Museums (MRI) project and initiation of the fourth phase, reminder of our last year of the Convention triennial and signature of a new one for 2020-2022 with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs as well as the finalization of the publication of the photographic project “Shared heritages”. There was also a talk defining the 2020 strategy.
At this occasion, we also met the Mediterranean Citizen’s Assembly Foundation (MCAF) in order to sign a partnership agreement for 2020-2022. The objective of this agreement is to reinforce the presence of the Civil society actors in the Heritage and culture sectors, amateurs and experts, from all the Mediterranean basin. It will create the conditions to lead an action in the field in order to restore and reinvigorate the Heritage of the different Mediterranean countries.
A workshop entitled “Tourism and the environment: between preservation and development challenges” was held following our statutory meeting. The municipal councillor of the city of Évora (Portugal), Alexandre Varela and the deputy mayor of the city of Tours, Jacques Chevtchenko, presented respectively the projects already began in their region. The day ended with a visit to the Maltese capital, Valletta and its Saint John Co-Cathedral of Valletta built in 1577.
To download the General Assembly’s summary, click here.