Trajectories towards a knowledge-producing contract archaeology.
Challenging attitudes – delivering public benefit.
From Valletta to Faro with a stopover in Brussels. International legal and policy background for archaeology or simply the understanding of heritage at the European level
Session 1 Setting the scene
A survey of heritage management in Germany, with particular reference to Saxony-Anhalt
Konstanze Geppert and Harald Meller
The organisation of Czech archaeology – a socialist legal system applied in a market economy
Archaeological research in the Slovak Republic – positives and negatives.
Matej Ruttkay, Peter Bednar, Ivan Cheben and Branislav Kovar
French preventive archaeology: administrative organisation, role of the stakeholders and control procedures.
A view from Turkey on the Valletta and Faro Conventions: effectiveness, problems and the state of affairs.
Mehmet Ozdoğan and Zeynep Eres
Everything you always wanted to know about commercial archaeology in the Netherlands.
Session 2 Balancing stakeholders
Scotland and a ‘national conversation’.
Rebecca H Jones
The General Directorate of Cultural Heritage’s competencies in the context of safeguarding and promoting the Portuguese archaeological heritage.
Maria Catarina Coelho
Working for commercial clients: the practice of development-led archaeology in the UK.
Balancing stakeholders in the Netherlands. A plea for high-quality municipal archaeology
The legal basis and organisation of rescue archaeology in Poland
Preventive archaeology in Wallonia: perspectives
Session 3 Assuring quality
Is everybody happy? User satisfaction after ten years of quality management in development-led archaeology in Europe
Monique H. van den Dries
Challenges and opportunities for disseminating archaeology in Portugal: different scenarios, different problems
Ana Catarina Sousa
From Valletta to Faro – avoiding a false dichotomy and working towards implementing Faro in regard to archaeological heritage (reflections from an Irish perspective)
Margaret Keane and Sean Kirwan
Assuring quality: archaeological works on Irish national road schemes
Archaeology as a tool for better understanding our recent history
Archaeological sites: the need for management and legislation improvements (some thoughts on the Albanian reality)