SAVE THE DATE for the Annual EFFORTS Congress and Annual General Meeting!

Thursday 8 – Friday 9 NOVEMBER 2018


“At the end of 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage, EFFORTS advocates that military heritage is one of the major priorities of European policy in the cultural and regional and spatial development policy. In the after-2018 period, EFFORTS wants to work constructively with all partners towards  socio-cultural, economic, environmental and technologic transformations in the field of fortification heritage.

Therefore, on 8 to 9 November, we have the honour to invite you, together with our host, Forte Marghera, to Venice, at our ANNUAL CONGRESS “From stronghold to welcoming arms – Sustainable Military Heritage : European challenges after EYCH2018”

–Frank Petter, Mayor of Bergen op Zoom and EFFORTS President

The EFFORTS Annual Congress is a great opportunity to meet with EFFORTS members, military heritage associations’ representatives, representative of the European Commission, national, regional and local authority officials and policy officers, owners of museums and fortresses, and experts and professionals from fortification sites all over Europe and to discuss the future of military fortification heritage.

Draft Programme

Declaration (draft)

Tickets (Eventbrite)

Paying members are kindly invited to join the Annual General Assembly at the same venue (Forte Marghera):

Invitation & agenda

Proxy form

Internal Rules 2018

Information about the Biennale in Venice:

Biennale (brochure)


Visit our membership page for further details: