The Ninth SEE Heritage Network meeting took place in Tirana, cialis Albania, nurse in the period from 12th until 14th of July 2011. The meeting was organized by the Albanian Heritage Foundation, the Gjirokastra Conservation and Development Organization and Cultural Heritage without Borders, in cooperation with the SEE Heritage Network Secretariat.
During the first day of the meeting, the members of the Network discussed the previous activities of the Network and possible joint projects and development. The TACSO (Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organization) representative, Mr. Genci Pasko, presented the TACSO work in Albania and the Western Balkan region (the role of TACSO offices and main projects) and the EU funding opportunities for civil society organizations in IPA countries, including basic considerations in writing project-proposals for obtaining EU grants.
On July 13th the SEE Heritage Network hosted the public debate on "Illicit Trade of Works of Art, Case of Albania", followed by press-conference. The public debate drawed big attention of the Albanian media. Addresses/presentations were given by Ms. Britta Olofsson, Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation, Embassy of Sweden in Tirana; Mr. Neritan Ceka, adviser to Prime Minister of Albania on cultural heritage; Mr. Izet Duraku, Director of the Department of cultural heritage inventory at the Ministry of tourism of Albania; Mr. Apollon Bace, director of Institute for Monuments of Culture in Tirana; and Mr. Ardian Cipa, Director of the Department against Illegal Trafficking at the Albanian State police. The SEE Heritage Network members prepared a Public Appeal adressing the problem of Illicit Trade of Works of Art, which was sent to the relevant institutions and media.
At the end of the meeting, a site visit to Historical site of Kruja near Tirana was organized for the Network members.
Read the Tirana Public Appeal on Illicit Trade of Works of Art.