Capacity-building & awareness-raising: fight against illicit trafficking

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), jointly organized a regional meeting on “Capacity-building and awareness-raising on the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property” for the South-East European region on 19-21 November 2012 in Gaziantep, Turkey.

The meeting, organized with the support of the Gaziantep Governatorate, the Gaziantep Municipality and the Zeugma Mosaics Museum, was conducted by a pool of international experts and professionals over 3 days and structured around 2 trainings, a legal and an operational one.

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Adalberto Biasiotti Expert, Italy

Karl Heinz Kind Coordinator Works of Art Unit, General Secretariat, INTERPOL

Laurent Pinot Regional Intelligence Liaison Office Western Europe (RILO WE)

Manlio Frigo Professor, University of Milan, Italy

Artemis Papathanassiou Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Chair of ICPRCP, Greece

Anne Pasquignon Deputy Director of the Collections Division, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, France

Raphael Roig Programme Officer, International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Marina Schneider Senior Officer, UNIDROIT

Funda Kumru Archaeologist, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums, Turkey

Tuncay Günaydın INTERPOL, Turkey

Edouard Planche Programme Specialist, Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section, Culture Sector, UNESCO

Alberto Deregibus Expert, Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section, Culture Sector, Paris

Benno Widmer, Head of International Transfer of Cultural Property, Federal Office for Culture, Switzerland