We are pleased to share this Call from the NGO Future for Religious Heritage (FRH), which is setting up a Working Group for Young Professionals and Researchers and is seeking people aged 18-35 to take part in it.
The aim of the new Working Group will be important goals — “to engage and empower emerging talents in the fields of research, management, conservation and other related fields whose professional activity focuses on the understanding, promotion and safeguarding of religious heritage.”
Founded in 2011, FRH is a non-faith, non-profit organization dedicated to the safeguarding of Europe’s diverse religious heritage. It’s a network of charities and conservation departments of governmental, religious and university institutions, as well as other professionals working to protect religious heritage buildings across Europe, with more than 200 members in more than 43 countries.
JHE has taken part in FRH meetings since 2018.
The activities of the Young Professionals and Researchers Working Group will include:
- Research: conduct research on various aspects of religious heritage in Europe, such as best practices, case studies, challenges, new perspectives and emerging trends. This research will contribute to FRH’s knowledge base and help inform policy decisions. The group will also contribute to FRH yearly conferences by presenting their finding with a ‘youth perspective’.
- Events and workshops: organise webinars, meetings and workshops to foster knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and networking among young professionals and researchers in the field of religious heritage preservation, especially via a youth panel discussion at the yearly conference and at FRH Talks.
- Campaigns and advocacy: develop and execute advocacy campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of protecting religious heritage and the ongoing debates on the topic. Members of the working group will also be able to represent FRH at various events, if necessary.
- Contribution to the FRH newsletter: actively contribute articles, insights, and updates to FRH’s newsletter section ‘Young voices in heritage’, enriching our communication and outreach efforts.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be between 18 and 35
- Proficiency in English
- Relevant qualifications or experience in religious heritage
- Passion and interest in the protection of religious heritage
- Be a member of FRH (free for Bachelor’s and Master’s students/ 25€ per year for non-students)
- Adhere to a code of conduct that promotes professionalism, respect, and ethical behaviour within the group (it will be presented to the participants at the first meeting of the working group)
How to apply
If you think you are a good candidate for this working group, click here to fill in an application form. The applications will be evaluated by the FRH Scientific Advisory Committee. You will be informed about the results by mid-December.