Last week our colleague Mila attended the Stakeholders Forum held by CCIVS in Paris. We were curious to find out what happened during the forum so we stole half an hour from Mila’s busy time to find out. Here is what she told us:
Tell us a bit about the event and the activities.
Mila: The Stakeholders Forum, 6-11.02.2017, in Paris, France, organized by CCIVS brought together the partners of the project in order to share their cultural heritage and diversity projects with a variety of stakeholders coming from the private and public sector (including education institutions, governmental bodies, private institutions, civil society and the corporate sector). The first days of the Forum provided the participants with tools needed in order to present their projects externally. The whole process was guided by experts. The meeting with the Stakeholders took place in the form of speed dating and finished with an Institutional event. Potential Stakeholders who are still not aware of the importance and impact of the projects had the possibility to gain up to date information through the year via the Global Communication Campaign.
Mila: What follows now is a TC in France and in Uganda, then local actions, and then a meeting in Italy. The countries present at the meeting were: Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Macedonia, Uganda, Kenya, Togo, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique.
What was your role at the Forum and how did you like it?
Mila: I was working on volunteer management, CID representation and MultiKulti promotion. I participated in all the workshops, acted as a group facilitator in a couple of them and summed up the final conclusions in front of all the Stakeholders. It was a good event in the point of partnership making, learning how to approach stakeholders more efficiently and learning new tools of working with IVS on heritage management.