MEMBERSHIP: ENCoRE members are legal entities. There are two types of membership:
(1) Full Membership:
any institution of higher education in Europe offering 300 ECTS in conservation-restoration as a core subject leading to a Master's degree from a university (or anequivalent institution recognized by a governmental body). The degree corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the higher educationinstitution recognizes the ENCoRE objectives. In addition, it must provide teaching and research in accordance with the definitions of the E.C.C.O. Competences forAccess to the Conservation-Restoration Profession2. The curriculum offered should have a theory/practice ratio of approximately 1:1 and correspond to the content ofthe document On Practice in Conservation-Restoration Education.
(2) Associate Membership:
any institution of higher education in Europe that offers teaching and research, recognises the
objectives of ENCoRE and offers at least 120 ECTS in conservation-restoration as a core subject with a Master's degree, and which is a university or an equivalentinstitution recognised by a governmental authority. The degree corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
any institution of higher education in Europe that offers teaching and research, recognises the objectives of ENCoRE and offers 240 ECTS in Conservation-Restoration as acore subject with a Bachelor's degree or alternatively with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, and which is a university or equivalent institution recognised by agovernmental authority. The degree corresponds at least to level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
In addition, the institution of higher education must include teaching and research according to the definitions of the E.C.C.O. Competences for Access to the Conservation-Restoration Profession.2 The curriculum offered must have a ratio of theory to practice of approximately 1:1 and be in line with the content of the document On Practice inConservation-Restoration Education.4
Acquisition of membership (application for membership, admission)
(1) The General Assembly decides on each membership on the proposal of the Board. Admission as a member may be refused without giving reasons.
(2) In order to become a Full Member or Associate Member, a written Application for membership must be submitted to the ENCoRE Board, accompanied by the following documents
- a) Documentation of the legal status of the higher education institution and the degree programme according to § 4 (e.g. legal basis, statutes, examination and study regulations) in original language;
- b) A brief description of the structure of the institution in English;
- c) Information on the institution's research activities in the field of conservation-restoration in English; and
- d) Detailed study programme (curriculum) with indication of the ECTS credits or an equivalent system, in English.
The application must be signed by the official legal representative of the institution.
After the Board has received the complete application, the institution must be visited by two delegates from among the ENCoRE members, appointed by the Board for this task.
The delegates shall report to the Board.
The Board shall submit the proposal and the report to the next General Assembly for a vote.
Would you like to be partner?
ENCoRE can also accept supporting persons or institutions as Honorary Fellows or Partners of the network. Participation in the General Assembly (GA) is only possibleupon invitation of the Board. The financial support of ENCoRE by Honorary Fellows and Partners is optional.
(1) A person who has rendered outstanding services to the purposes and goals of ENCoRE may become an Honorary Fellow.
(2) The Partnership is open to institutions, non-governmental organisations and companies that offer high-quality conservation-restoration and/or research activities and arewilling to cooperate with ENCoRE and promote its objectives.