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OIDFA キャンセル!

2016年09月02日 08時11分20秒 | 日記
今日は、嬉しくないニュースです。
ちゃんとしたことをお知らせするために。このニュースを受けた後、少々手間取りましたが、、、
どうやらOIDFAサイドとBRUGGEサイドの運営委員会の間の、意見調整決裂、、、
両方の側の言い分を載せますので、詳しくは、この英語と格闘してください

Interview: Veerle Meersschaut, President of Brugge 2018 vzw
Posted on August 9, 2016 by lacenews

LaceNews is honored to talk with Veerle Meersschaut , the President of Brugge 2018 vzw. Brugge and many cities in Belgium are major lacemaking centers keeping alive an ancient tradition. Veerle is giving us some insight into the 2018 Congress.
LaceNews: Thank you for agreeing to talk to LaceNews. Please tell us about the events planned for 2018.
Veerle: The congress takes place on 17 – 18 – 19 August 2018. This is the same weekend of the Lace Days in Bruges. The Lace Days are an event that takes place every year. Local lace groups present their work and some traders have a sales stand. Compared with the congress is this a small event. To avoid that this event would not receive visitors, we have integrated the Lace Days in the Congress program. During the Congress there will be exhibitions of traditional lace, contemporary lace, lace art, lace jewelry, the results of the lace contest, five different lectures about lace and a lace market.
Before the Congress, there will be four days’ courses in different types of lace. After the Congress, there will be a six days’ lace tour visiting lace exhibitions
We are not changing our original program. We are working on a website and we hope to get this online by the end of the year.
LaceNews: How did you plan the 2018 OIDFA congress? Who are the people and organizations working on the event?
Veerle: When a country gets permission from OIDFA to organize a congress, the workgroup that shall do the organizing must form a non-profit organization. This is obligated by OIDFA. In Belgium we called this non-profit organization “Brugge 2018 vzw”. The Board of Brugge 2018 vzw is composed of traders, representatives of the Kantcentrum, and lace teachers. Most are residents of Bruges. One gets good results more quickly if we can work with residents of the city.
LaceNews: What work has been done so far on the Congress, and how has OIDFA helped in planning process?
Veerle: The organization of the congress happened without the help of OIDFA. We have taken previous congresses as an example but we give our personal touch with a contemporary approach. We have all the venues reserved, and lace artists are working to create pieces specifically for the Congress. The lace teachers we have contacted have accepted to give courses. The persons who will give lectures have signed their contracts. The preparations for the exhibitions throughout Belgium are in full progress. There shall be on the website of the tourist office a special link for the participants of the Congress, where they can book hotel rooms.
To help you plan and organize a congress, OIDFA gives the congress organizing committee a Congress Pack. It contains all the terms and items that a congress should gratify. They also provide a liaison officer, who is the only contact person with the EC. She passes all the questions and comments of the EC to the COC. The contract that we have signed says that once our non-profit organization was founded, we were receiving an interest-free loan so we had a starting capital to cover the initial expenses. This loan we never received.
LaceNews: Several issues have been brought up in connection with the Congress. These include lack of communication within the BCOC and with OIDFA, missed deadlines, reports not written in English or French, and the very high budget. Would you care to comment on any of these?
Veerle: The communication with the EC was bad from the beginning. We asked for another liason-officer but we never got someone else. We send in reports, all written in English, but it was never enough. The EC wants that all contracts for the venues are signed two and a half years before the congress takes place. In Bruges contracts are signed at the earliest two years in advance. This was not accepted by the EC. The costs of the congress were based on a worst case scenario. That was also something the EC didn’t want to understand. The budget was rejected several times. Each time we got the comment that the budget was incomplete and the figures were too high. The last time that I asked help to get this budget right was two months before the last AC meeting. I never got any answer on my request.
LaceNews: You have cited a major concern, that it is not permitted for a non-profit organization to work for a foreign association in Belgium. Is this a new regulation? Did the 1998 Congress in Ghent have similar problems?
Veerle: The congress in Ghent (Belgium) didn’t have these problems. The association’s law became much stricter in 2002 and the statutes are strictly controlled before they can be published. Everything has to go exactly according to the law. This was not the case in 1998.
LaceNews: OIDFA is now searching for alternative venues for the AC meeting in 2017 and the General Assembly in 2018. Would they be welcome to hold their 2018 meeting in Bruges during the time of “Lace Experience in Belgium”?
Veerle: Everyone is welcome to the congress in Bruges. If OIDFA wants to keep their 2018 meeting in Bruges, they just have to ask.
This is the first and the last time that I and the board of Brugge 2018 vzw communicate about this item. We will concentrate ourselves on the splendid programma that we have to realise: “Living Lace” in Brugge 2018.
こちら、ベルギーサイド、、
次は、
The OIDFA Congress in Bruges 2018 is cancelled – Why?
The Executive Committee regrets that an OIDFA congress in Bruges in 2018 has had to be cancelled as the Belgian Committee has decided to organise a lace event on their own and not to involve OIDFA.
The OIDFA EC has experience of working with this type of congress preparation and has done so successfully on 17 previous occasions. Based on this long experience, a booklet with Congress Guidelines has been provided in order to support each Congress Organising Committee. The Belgian Congress Organising Committee (BCOC) was not interested in following the guidelines — they wished to go their own way. The organisation “Brugge 2018 vzw” is aimed mainly to promote lace making in the Bruges area, while an OIDFA Congress has a broader perspective. There has been three years of struggle with communication between the OIDFA Executive Committee (EC) and the BCOC. Now, two years before the congress there were no venues booked, very little of the programme presented and the budget presented to the EC was overoptimistic, not comprehensive, with items missing. The proposed total budget was the biggest ever in OIDFA history, but, without having many sponsors paying for parts of the expenses, it would have been very expensive for the congress participants.
On June 23rd 2016, the situation was explained to the Administrative Council (AC) members in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Vice President of the BCOC confirmed the situation with a BCOC which was falling apart: some members had resigned, others had announced their resignation. The reason given was bad management. Based on the information and the discussion, a large majority of the AC voted NOT to let the current BCOC continue to plan for a congress. However Veerle Meerschaut asked for time and another chance to recover what already had been done. She wished to try to form a new BCOC2. Her suggestion was welcomed by the AC and EC members and she was asked to report to the EC on her progress by August 22nd 2016.
At the end of July the EC received a letter signed by Veerle Meerschaut, Greet Verbeylen, Nicko Blontrock and Magda Fox. They wrote that: ”The committee members have decided to not proceed with OIDFA to cooperate in the organization of the lace congress in Bruges 2018.” The reason given was that obligations imposed by OIDFA in the Congress Pack are contrary to Belgian law for non- profit organisations. They also wrote that they are not certain if OIDFA is willing to help in financial matters.
We have never before heard that our recommendations do not comply with the law in any of the host countries. The two former congresses in Belgium were great successes: Bruges in 1984 and Ghent in 1998. The OIDFA General Account has, until now, always supported every congress financially – after we have received a realistic budget. In the interest of our members, we cannot approve loans without having facts and figures based on reality.
OIDFA will, consequently, not be involved in any activities connected with any event in Bruges in 2018. However, there is the need for an OIDFA General Assembly to be held in 2018. The Executive Committee has received a number of suggestions regarding hosting the General Assembly, along with a range of interesting and innovative activities. Further information will be made available as soon as decisions are made regarding these activities.

ということです。
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