Voluntary work is the essence of exchanges with the members of Cotravaux. At the national and regional level, this dialogue opens the way to share methods of working, experience, undertaking joint projects, elaborating policy and promoting policy at government level.
RÉUNION NATIONALE DU PATRIMOINE
(National heritage union)
The union of national associations for heritage and landscape is intended to facilitate exchanges between the various national heritage associations: Fédération patrimoine environnement, La Demeure Historique, Maisons Paysannes de France ; REMPART ; Sauvegarde de l’Art Français ; SPPEF / Sites et monuments ; Vieilles Maisons Françaises. All are officially recognized as being in the ministériel avec la création d’un Groupe national d’information et de concertation sur le patrimoine.
COFAC defines itself as the cultural pole of the French associative movement. It aims to put Cultural and Communication associations at the centre of debates and social projects. COFAC brings together some twenty representative cultural federations out of over 40,000 associations. Thanks to its actions, associations come together to reflect on the best way to promote concrete action whereby the associations, volunteers, amateurs and users are all involved in working out cultural policies.
Founded in 1965, the French branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites is one of the national non-government committees . Under the 1901 French law, it is an acknowledged association and has over 800 members, including government departments, local governments, professionals, businesses, educational institutions, associations, all working towards the preservation, the rehabilitation and the promotion of cultural, architectural, urban and landscape heritage. It is an interdisciplinary meeting point, and
The Fédération Patrimoine-Environnement was set up to bring together heritage and environmental associations in order to raise public awareness for the need to protect these aspects of French heritage.
The CNAJEP (Comité pour les relations Nationales et internationales des Associations de Jeunesse et d’Education Populaire or Committee for national and international relations for youth and popular education associations) is a forum open to dialogue and cooperation on questions relating to youth and popular education. It brings together over 70 national youth and popular education movements representing 90,000 local associations with 500,000 young people invited in various projects, reaching out to over 10 million people. The CNAJP represents these associations at government level and in the associative movement.
The Comité de Coordination du Service Volontaire International or Committee for the coordination of voluntary international service was founded in 1948 under to auspices of UNESCO, and represents over 200 voluntary ONGs in over 80 countries. The Union REMPART is a full member of this network. It places great importance in underlining the role of heritage as a vector of international and intercultural exchanges and it supports all those involved in voluntary work in elaborating projects for preservation, in the form of educational support.