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Results n°1

Nov. 2021 – Oct. 2022 : Methods to include a creative and critical thinking approach in education, supporting the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods

The first part of the project aims to create a common framework and methodology. For this purpose, the partners have produced two deliverables, in order to create the Open Educational Resources about the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural goods for teachers and educators:

DELIVERABLE 1.1: Analysis of the existing good practices, resources and initiatives already available.

DELIVERABLE 1.2: Assessment of the needs of teachers, educators, and students.

DELIVERABLE  1.1

State of the art of existing educational activities, curriculum, models, practices, policies, and teachers educational pathways

The objective is to search for all the information existing to date, closely or remotely related to educational resources and the fight against illicit trafficking in cultural property. This takes the form of an overview of existing resources, of which some examples are available below.

Desk research, collect data and basic information from existing resources

  • Prepared using desk research methods of key national and EU documents, regulations, and existing practices

  • Some resources on other related subjects have been also collected, which could be transposed for the creation of Open Educational Resources (e.g., on fight against corruption and awareness of sustainable development)

Research results

  • Provide a broad overview and a definitive summation of the information in participating countries

  • Some of the materials identified are chargeable, however, they can be borrowed from libraries or toy libraries

  • The analysis has shown that there are no real "educational" resources on this topic, in the sense that they have not been designed for this purpose, but there are a few educational actions that could inspire good practices

Discover existing online resources by category:

Observatory illicit traffic, EN/FR, website
UNESCO “Fight illicit trafficking, return and restitution of cultural property", EN/FR, website
HAPPAH, French association : stop the plundering of the archaeological and historical heritage, FR, website
50 years of the fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural goods, EN/FR/E/CAT, online magazine
Fighting the illicit trafficking of cultural property: a toolkit for European judiciary and law enforcement, EN/ES/FR, online book
Culture & development: stop the illicit traffic of cultural property, EN/ES, online magazine
Colloque : Agir ensemble contre le pillage archéologique et le trafic illicite des antiquités, vidéo 1, vidéo 2, FR, YouTube videos
“Antiquités du sang”, quand pillage et pandémie font bon ménage, FR, Podcast
Le trafic d’objets culturels, FR, podcast
Pillages archéologiques. Les “orphelins de l’histoire”, FR, online book
Vaincre le terrorisme et sauver l’art : même combat, FR, PDF
“El retorno de los cascos. Expolio y tráfico ilícito de los bienes arqueológicos; redes, estrategias y procedimientos”, jornadas internacionales contra el expolio y el tráfico de bienes arqueológicos. Zaragoza - 10-12 de diciembre 2021, ES, YouTube video
L’espoli arqueològic a catalunya: sistematització de la tipologia conductual dels furtius, CAT, PDF
Pietro Bozzini, Seppellitemi con lo spillone, 2003, Stampalternativa, IT, online book
Fabio Isman, I Predatori dell’arte perduta. Il saccheggio dell’archeologia in Italia, Skira, 2009, IT, online article
Le Archeomafie: origini, problematiche e possibili strategie di contrasto, Isform, IT, online lesson

DELIVERABLE  1.2

Analysis of Training Needs and Identification of Learning Priorities

The objective is to indentify the main needs of of teachers and educators in terms of training and resources, to define learning priorities, as basis for the developement of Open Educational Resources. It is founded on the results and achievements of the NETCHER project, and on the field experience of professionals.

Defining the Methodology and organising the Questionnaire for collecting information on Training Needs:

  • 2 groups of partners: the organizations that participated in the NETCHER project, in order to mobilize the experience and knowledge previously acquired, and the other educational and cultural organizations of the project to mobilize their knowledge of the field

  • The questionnaire aims to lead teachers and educators to identify the most relevant elements for the creation of an educational program and was available in English, French and Spanish, on the internet

Analysis of the Feedback received from Teachers and Educators

  • 148 responses of teachers and educators from the different partner countries

  • Few of the suggested items received an interest less than 50%

  • The fight against 
illicit trafficking of cultural goods is a topic that has been up to now neglected, due to lack of information flow

Discover the answers of teachers and educators by category:

Next steps

Nov. 2022 – July 2024 : Development and test of Open Educational Resources

Based on the first step, the project will develop Open Educational Resources for teachers and educators to use in order to raise awareness on the topic. They will be tested with partner schools and targeted stakeholders.


Apr. 2024 – Oct. 2024 : Modelling and recommendations

The project will deliver a model of intervention and a series of guidelines and recommendations for drafting a document paving the way to amass use of the training model and resources at the local, regional, or national level.