As you will know, CINOA has been taking a much more active role in recent months on the European stage to influence international policy. In particular, we have been addressing the crucial issue of proposed legislation on the import of cultural goods to the European Union. Although a EU proposal, this will have an impact on all global markets that do business with EU member states.
We have now retained the services of the Brussels-based public affairs consultancy Lighthouse Europe, which specialises in European strategy, to advise us and ensure that our concerns about the proposed legislation, which will affect cultural goods over 250 years old, are given due consideration by the appropriate authorities in shaping any new law on this subject. Actions on other legislation are also being considered.
This strategy forms part of our wider plan to increase CINOA’s visibility, work more closely with members on issues that are important to them and develop strategic alliances with other organisations. As part of this wider strategy we are establishing a mailing list for information so that we can maintain an open dialogue with members at all times. This will be in addition to the monthly newsletter. To this end, we are looking for volunteer key contacts in each country to keep CINOA informed of any relevant developments that affect them, with CINOA keeping them informed of any important and imminent changes in return. It is vital that we have your wholehearted support in these measures if we are to represent members’ interests to the full.
Please contact Erika Bochereau, secretary@CINOA.org, regarding any or all of the above.