EAA and CIfA - From concurrency to cooperation in times of Brexit

Sophie Hueglin*, Manuel Fernandez-Gotz

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The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) as an International Non-Governmental Organisation and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) as a professional association, each want to be in their field the leading representative body for archaeologists in Europe. Both organisations recruit their members from a very similar target group, but instead of competing with each other they work together to further develop complementary roles. For archaeologists, it will be necessary to be a member in both organisations to enjoy the full range of possibilities and services, which reach from free scientific exchange on the one hand to professional accreditation on the other hand. While Brexit is dividing Britain and the European Union, EAA and CIfA unite to lobby more effectively for archaeology and archaeologists in and beyond Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalHistoric Environment: Policy and Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2017
EventChartered-Institute-of-Archaeologists Conference - Newcastle upon Tyne
Duration: 1 Apr 2017 → …


  • archaeology
  • cultural heritage
  • interest group
  • INGO
  • professional association
  • Europe
  • Brexit

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