NETCHER is a transnational project, started in January 2019 with a duration of 27 months, aiming at reinforcing the fight against cultural heritage looting and trafficking, by bringing together relevant international actors (security and research communities, public and private institutions, art market specialists, policy makers) and intends to build a sustainable social online Platform. As we come to the end of the project, it is time to present its final results. The Final Forum of NETCHER will take place online, on 1st and 2nd March 2021. The general objective is to present the project’s achievements, discuss them with the involved stakeholders, and to identify new roads for implementation.
The goal of Day 1 is to present the results achieved during the project, with a special focus on recommendations to professional communities. Four keynote sessions will be facilitated by NETCHER experts, according to the main topics of the project, addressing the phases of the illicit trafficking of cultural property: Understand, Prevent, Act and Repair. They will be followed by a short session of questions and answers. A roundtable will then gather a large panel of European policy makers, to discuss future policies taking into consideration the achievements and recommendations of the project. A poster session will finally close the day, allowing NETCHER partners and young researchers to present their on-going projects and the way forward for research in all the fields concerned by the illicit trafficking of cultural property.