04.11.2016 | Category: Network and Outreach

6-7 October 2016, Bern, Switzerland

International Expert Working Meeting: Safe havens for Archives at Risk

In the framework of the mandate “Archives & Dealing with the Past”, financed by the Swiss FDFA, swisspeace organized the International Expert Working Meeting.

The goal of this meeting was to convene sending and receiving institutions as well as experts and practitioners to jointly discuss the needs, challenges, good practice and the way forward of safe havens for archives at risk.
The meeting convened 37 experts and practitioners from international, governmental and non-governmental institutions. Overall, the group combined expertise of receiving and sending institutions, conflict and post-conflict contexts, national and international processes, research and practice, and represented legal, human rights, archival, IT/digitization, historical and political perspectives.
Outcome paper / Program / List of participation / Biographies of speakers and participants / Photos of the meeting / Video message by Frank William La Rue