Annual meeting 2021
EAC General Assembly & Consilium
The EAC General Assembly 2021 took place on 19 March 2021 via the online platform Zoom. Many thanks to all of you who joined us and helped us make some important decisions for the EAC future.
The COVID 19 pandemic affected every aspect of our lives and tested our resilience. As local measures and travel restrictions still continue, the EAC met online for our General Assembly and special webinar in March 2021, while the EAC Heritage Symposium on Climate Change and Archaeology will take place between 1-3 July 2021 in Austria. You can find out more about the 2021 symposium here.
Attached you will find the programme of the General Assembly and the thematic webinar via Zoom.
The programme on Friday morning (19th March 2021,10.00 am-12.00 pm, UK time) included the General Assembly and the reports on the activities of the EAC working parties in 2020. In the afternoon, between 1-3 pm, we held our COVID 19 and Archaeology Webinar.
COVID 19 and Archaeology Webinar
The last 12 months of worldwide COVID 19 pandemic have been extremely difficult for everyone, and the archaeology sector is not an exception. The European Archaeological Council is committed to help all members communicate their needs and raise the issues in their countries to attract attention to the challenges facing archaeology in Europe in the COVID -19 times and beyond.
We run an all-members survey on the effects of Covid 19 on the Archaeology in Europe in August 2020, which aimed at collating your feedback and experience on dealing with the pandemic since March 2020. We have now collated the results of this survey in a report, which you can find here on the right.
The EAC suggested that we hold a special webinar during the Annual EAC 2021 meeting, dedicated on Covid 19 and Archaeology in Europe. The webinar took place online via Zoom over 2 hours on the 19th March 2021.
The webinar was organised in the following working groups:
Challenges, opportunities and impact of Covid 19 on archaeology across Europe (short and long term, pandemic case studies and evidence);
Government (and other support) to archaeology during the pandemic across Europe (and what were the best / most efficient support packages);
Sensitivity and justification for supporting archaeology across Europe (links to public benefit).
Policy and communication changes needed to protect the archaeology sector in Europe from the effect of future pandemics (how to make the sector more resilient / expected long term effects and resilience plans).
EAC will use the results of the webinar and the survey to produce a report and statement on COVID 19 and Archaeology in Europe.
Thank you all for your participation and support in 2020 - we are looking forward to see you (virtually and / or in person) in July 2021 at the EAC Heritage Symposium on Climate Change & Archaeology!
22nd Annual Meeting
19 March 2021 , 10 am - 12 pm UK time (EAC General Assembly, Online Event)
19 March 2021, 1-3 pm UK time (COVID 19 and Archaeology - EAC Webinar, Online Event)