ICARUS Strategic Meeting @ Alter Stiftskeller
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

ICARUS celebrates its 15th anniversary and the beginning of a new era with our new president Birgit Kibal from the National Archives of Estonia!

For this reason we cordially invite you to a meeting with a discussion how to strategically orient and organize ICARUS in the future:

The meeting will take place from 23rd to 24th June 2023 in Klein-Mariazell (30 min. from Vienna – see

Approximate programme:

23rd June: 

  • 11.00 Bus transfer from Vienna main railway station
  • 12.00 Welcome at the meeting venue – the old abbey cellar in Klein-Mariazell 43a
  • 13.30-17.30 Professional part – discussions on the future of ICARUS
  • dinner to be organized on your own, but from 20.00 onwards there is the possibility to have a glass of wine together in the old abbey cellar

24th June: 

  • 09.30-12.00 Professional part – conclusions
  • 12.00 Bus transfer from Vienna main railway station
  • 13.00-14.00 ICARUS4all: general assembly (for ICARUS4all members only)
  • 15.00-15.30 Organ concert in the basilica with guided tour by Thomas Aigner
  • 16.00-17.30 Festive event: festive speech by Dr. Margit Ksoll-Marcon, former director general of Bavarian statal archives
  • 17.30-20.00 Buffet
  • 20.00-05.00 Anniversary party with Na Mahones o Inis Beag (Irish folk), Schlawiener & friends (Rock, Pop covers) and some surprises!

The bus from Vienna main station departures at:
Am Hauptbahnhof 1, 1100 Vienna (see details)

We are looking forward to seeing you in Klein-Mariazell and have a huge party together!

Any questions regarding the event? Please write to

general assembly 2023 @ Alter Stiftskeller
Jun 24 @ 13:00 – 14:00

This year our general assembly takes place within the great anniversary event of 15 years of ICARUS!

Please download the invitation and agenda of the general assembly here.


You are kindly asked to register (on site / online) until the 15th of June 2023.

Registration and further information HERE

15 years of ICARUS
anniversary event @ Alter Stiftskeller
Jun 24 @ 15:00 – Jun 25 @ 05:00

ICARUS celebrates its 15th anniversary and the beginning of a new era with our new president Birgit Kibal from the National Archives of Estonia!

For this reason we cordially invite you to our anniversary event on 24th June 2023 in Klein-Mariazell (30 min. from Vienna).

24th June:

  • 15.00-15.30 Organ concert in the Basilica Klein-Mariazell with guided tour by Thomas Aigner
  • 16.00-17.30 Festive Event: festive speech by Dr. Margit Ksoll-Marcon, former director general of the Bavarian State Archives
  • 18.00-05.00 Anniversary Party with Na Mahones o Inis Beag (Irish folk), Zuck & Mara (Rock, Pop covers) and some surprises!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Klein-Mariazell and have a huge party together!

Any questions regarding the event? Please write to

ICARUS Jour Fixe #7 @ online
Oct 25 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Would you like to get in touch with ICARUS members for an informal exchange of ideas and experiences?

Do you want to know more about ICARUS and its activities? Seize the opportunity at ICARUS Jour fixe, an online meeting for members and external attendees, on a regular basis!

Next ICARUS Jour Fixe #7:
October 25th at 1.00 p.m. CEST – hosted by Svetlana Usprcova (State Archives of the Republic of North Macedonia) and  Žarko Vujošević (ICARUS), with a focus on the upcoming ICARUS Convention #31 in Skopje and Ohrid!

Join us at this link: Zoom

ID: 856 1843 4211
Passcode: 846787

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

Common Archival Heritage

Preservation, Accessibility, Digitisation


The State Archives of the Republic of North Macedonia, together with ICARUS, has the honour to organize the 31st ICARUS Convention in Skopje and Ohrid.

The first two days of the Convention (8 and 9 November) will take place in Skopje, and the last day of the Convention (10 November) is planned to be held in Ohrid, a town which is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage.

As most of historical processes are not geographically or otherwise isolated, archives worldwide, whether national, regional, or even personal, have also a mission to keep and present documents concerning common history. Hence the intention of the 31st ICARUS Convention is to shed light to the importance of common archival heritage that should be
a base for a fruitful scientific and cultural cooperation as well as for the promotion of good neighbourly relations.

We expect participants to highlight the archival heritage of international/regional interest, its preservation, accessibility,
digitization, especially its presence at online archival platforms and development of digital research tools.

Moreover, the contributions will be related to the provenance and preservation of the archival heritage in the context of political, legal and ethical issues.


Click here to find information about hotel recommendations for Skopje & Ohrid.


The event is planned to be organized in the center of the town at the following locations:

Day 1:

  1. Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence (“11 March”, No. 1, 1000 Skopje –
  2. Porta Makedonija (“11 October”, No. 4, 1000 Skopje)

Day 2:

  1. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts – MANU (Boulevard “Krste Misirkov”, No. 2, 1000 Skopje –

Day 3:

  1. The State Archives of the Republic of North Macedonia (“Kay Dimitar Vlahov”, No. 19, 1000 Skopje – for departure to Ohrid
  2. Department from Ohrid in the evening “Nikola Karev”, No. 6, Ohrid

We are happy to announce that the programme of the convention has been finished.
Click here to see the programme and please pay special attention to the different venues as stated above and in the programme.


The registration is closed.

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ICARUS General Assembly @ Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence
Nov 8 @ 13:00 – 14:30

The General Assembly* 2023 will take place within the ICARUS Convention #31 in Skopje!

Date: 08.11.2023

Time: 13.00 – 14.30

Venue: Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence – address: “11th of March”, No. 1 ( and Porta Macedonia – address: “11th of October”, No. 4;

Please find the agenda here.

Note: The regular General Assembly 2023 was held in Sittard in May already. Important task was the election of the new board. As the financial report of 2022 has not been finished by then, it is necessary to do a second (special) General Assembly in which the financial report will be presented accordingly to the constitution.

ICARUS Lecture: BoostDigiCulture Microlearning Upskilling Programme @ online
Dec 12 @ 17:00 – 18:00

ICARUS Lecture

BoostDigiCulture Microlearning Upskilling Programme:
Promoting digital skills and opportunities for cultural professionals


On Tuesday, 12th of December 2023, Sabrina Köhnke (Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Germany) and Dr. Stefania Savva (Synthesis Center for Research and Education, Cyprus) will present the project “BoostDigiCulture” as well as its newly developed Microlearning Upskilling Programme and discuss the benefits of microlearning for the promotion of digital skills among busy cultural heritage professionals.

Date: 12.12.2023
Time: 17.00 CET

Zoom: Click here to join via zoom.
Meeting-ID: 868 9053 3517
Passcode: 904500

The lecture will be held in English.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon online!

ICARUS Croatia Days #9
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day

Already for the 9th time ICARUS Croatia, supported by ICARUS, organises the annual ICARUS Croatia Days. This year the event will be hosted by the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, the Centre for Cultural Heritage and other partners.

Under the title “Heritage Beyond Borders: Cultural and Educational Practices and New Perspectives” the event will be carried out within the frame of the Creative Europe project AtoM – Archives and Traces of Migration dealing with documenting and exploring archival heritage related to past and present migrations. Following ICARUS Croatia Days’ previous reflections on archives’ and heritage institutions’ work in digital society, this conference will also address creative perspectives and innovative approaches to communication of cultural, historic, and artistic heritage, especially in the framework of Creative Europe and audience development programmes as well as the implementation of digital tools in the cultural heritage sector.

This conference will also present international projects and initiatives in GLAM, art, science and education communities connected to topics such as digital storytelling and education, networking and the use of multimedia in representations of cultural heritage. Different digital platforms as well as various projects and programs reflecting interdisciplinary collaboration in the domain of culture, education and academia will also find a place in this event.

Find the preliminary programme here.




(Deutsch) ICARUS4all Online-Diskussionsrunde: Historische Kochbücher @ Zoom
Mar 15 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

Cultural Heritage Innovation Workshop @ JenTower
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day

Join us for an unforgettable experience where your ideas can lead to tangible solutions that celebrate and preserve Europe’s cultural heritage!

Within the frame of the project C4Education, our team organises a learning workshop that promises to be a transformative experience for students and professionals alike. Hosted by Heritage Innovation Lab using the working method created by MESA Company, renowned for its groundbreaking approach to solving complex challenges, this workshop offers the opportunity to immerse in the innovative MESA Method – a strategy adopted by leading organizations globally to foster creativity and execution in just a few days.

Workshop Overview

This unique three-day sprint will focus on “Prototyping Business Solutions for Cultural Heritage in Europe”, aiming to blend creativity, innovation, and practical problem-solving skills. Our mission is to explore new avenues for preserving, promoting, and innovating within Europe’s rich cultural heritage sector. Using the MESA Method to guide our journey from concept to prototype we will be thinking about the next steps of Heritage Innovation Lab, a B2B platform for preserving and promoting the rich cultural traditions of Europe through creativity and the most innovative digital technologies.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for anyone eager to apply their creativity and professional skills to the field of cultural heritage, including:

  • Students in related fields seeking practical, impactful learning experiences.
  • Professionals in the areas of cultural management, tech, tourism, innovation, and creative industries.

What’s in it for you?

  • Learn from Experts: Engage with an extraordinary team of facilitators and peers, bringing together a wealth of diverse experiences and expertise​​.
  • Hands-On Experience: Transition from inspiration to action, applying the MESA Method to create tangible solutions to real-world challenges​​​​.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and students passionate about making a difference in the cultural heritage sector.
  • Make an Impact: Contribute to a project with the potential to influence how Europe’s cultural heritage is appreciated and sustained for generations to come.

Be kindly invited to register here or directly get in touch with Mr. Gustavo Nogueira in Jena (

Spaces are limited and the group of participants will be selected to have a diverse team working together, so we encourage you to apply early to be part of this groundbreaking workshop.