EAC - Europae Archaeologiae Consilium

EAC Strategic Plan 2010-2011

1. Context


NameEuropæ Archaeologiæ Consilium
European Archaeological Council
AddressSecretariat EAC
National Office of Cultural Heritage
Táncsics Mihály u. 1.
1014 Budapest
rue des Brigades d'Irlande 1
5100 Namur
Purpose An international not-for-profit association of directors and managers of national organisations charged by law with the management of the archaeological heritage

2. Vision
A long term view describing the ideal state that EAC would like the world in which it operates to be. 

The management of archaeology is an integrated part of successful heritage management throughout Europe. Adequate protection is given to the archaeological heritage as a source of the European collective memory, as an instrument for historical and scientific study, and because of its social values. 

3. Mission
Defines the fundamental purpose of EAC: why does it exist and what does it do to achieve its vision. 

EAC supports the management of the archaeological heritage throughout Europe. 

4. Strategy
A combination of the ends (goals) for which EAC is striving and the means (policies) by which it is seeking to get there. 

1. Exchange of data, information and knowledge
Provide archaeological heritage management agencies with a forum for discussion and exchange of information. 
  • Identifying key issues
  • Yearly symposium, occasional seminar on actual management-issues
  • Board-meetings (open to others): exchange of practice and experiences
  • Working groups
  • Publications
  • Website
  • Newsletter
  • Initiate an community for exchange of experiences (network)
Help to realize a digital infra-structure to exchange archaeological data, information and knowledge.

2. Setting of standards
Identify and develop agreed standards in specific and relevant fields of archaeological heritage management according to need, particularly relating to issues of quality and quality management and other related practical issues of general concern.
  • standard for depots and archives
  • other results developed by the working groups of EAC 
3. Help making (inter)national heritage-policies:
Give advice to the Council of Europe, the European Union and national governments on all issues relevant to the management of the archaeological heritage in Europe.
  • Monitoring-activities
  • Links scientific research with heritage-management issues 
EAC does not engage in political activities and does not make public statements on the decisions or possible decisions of (inter)governmental bodies.
EAC will achieve these goals by:
  • Seeking to connect and cooperate with relevant international heritage organisations like the European Heads of Heritage Forum
  • improve support/awareness/consideration/appreciation of the value/importance of archaeological heritage
  • Advance and enable pan-European research programmes, management strategies 
EAC works together with other bodies which are relevant to its aims:
- with EAA, ICOMOS, Europa Nostra, Ramsar, EHHF, EHLF, Reflection Group ‘EU and Cultura Heritage', etc.