Dublin Civic Trust operates within a community of heritage bodies and organisations that promote the preservation and resource value of our collective built heritage at European and global levels.
Dublin Civic Trust is proud to be the official Member Organisation for Ireland of Europa Nostra – the independent lobby for cultural heritage in Europe. Its pan-European network comprises 250 member organisations ranging from heritage associations to major foundations, with a combined membership of more than five million people. Each year, Europa Nostra rewards the best of cultural heritage achievements across Europe through its European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage and Europa Nostra Awards. It is also an active lobbying voice for cultural heritage and campaigns on behalf of endangered heritage internationally.
The Trust is a member of ICOMOS Ireland (International Council on Monuments and Sites) – the non-governmental organisation that promotes the application of theory, methodology and scientific techniques to the conservation of architectural and archaeological heritage. ICOMOS is a global network of professionals, practitioners, supporters and organisations that benefit from interdisciplinary exchange in the field of cultural heritage, drawing together architects, archaeologists, art historians, geographers, engineers and town planners. It brings together almost 9500 heritage professionals in over 110 countries.
Building Limes Forum Ireland
The Trust is a member of the Building Limes Forum Ireland, a pioneering independent body that brings together those involved in the use of natural lime in the Irish building industry - from built heritage to sustainable new build. The BLFI provides information on all aspects of lime and its uses, and offers a platform for discussion, sharing experiences, making friends and contacts. The BLFI’s annual ‘Lime Slam’ seminar is regularly hosted by the Trust and is a must-attend event for anyone interested in or engaged in the use of lime.
The Trust is a member of the Irish chapter of INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanisim), a charitable body that promotes traditional building techniques and materials, traditional design and urban principles. INTBAU’s 5,000 members are a global force for the continuity of tradition in architecture and improving the quality of life in cities, towns, and villages around the world. By education and training in traditional architecture, urbanism and the building crafts, INTBAU encourages people to maintain and restore traditional buildings and to build new buildings and places that contribute to traditional environments. INTBAU operates under the patronage of the former Prince of Wales.
European Environmental Bureau
The Trust is a long-standing member of the European Environmental Bureau based in Brussels. The EEB promotes environmental issues on a European and global level and represents the demands of European citizens. Established in 1974, it is Europe's largest coalition of grassroots environmental organisations, offering expert insight on a vast array of environmental issues including the resource value of the built environment. The EEB supplies quality information to the public, its members and the European institutions through articles, reports and papers. It offers expert comment, analysis and recommendations.