Objective 1. Archaeology and archaeological heritage
EAA seeks to become the primary European forum for the exchange of information and research knowledge relating to archaeology, archaeological heritage and associated disciplines, throughits meetings, conferences, publications, IT platforms and the communication of information to members.
1. Develop EAA’s Strategic thought into its Action Plan.
2. Enhance the Secretariat and its executive functions (including the installation of a membership Management Information System and/or other relevant software for conference management (abstract handling system and conference registration) including, as necessary, the recruitment of staff for this purpose). See also Objective 6.
3. Develop the role of the Executive Board to focus more on strategic planning and management.
4. Develop an active presence within social media: Web, Facebook, Blogs (moderated),Twitter, etc, with a special focus on the needs of young archaeologists (this requires the development of a Communications Strategy).
5. Focus continuing energy on:
a. the Annual Meeting, (including a dedicated review on the options for the management of the conference in the coming years in line with the Coming of Age document (2013) and the 2015 Evaluation Report (Adrian Olivier 2015),
b. the value of EAA’s intellectual capital and the quality of sessions and papers,
c. the development of new, more dynamic Communities and interest groups beyond the current work of existing and proposed Committees and Working Parties which, in turn, EAA must re-think and revitalize (see also Objective 6),
d. the development of the Annual Members’ Business Meeting (AMBM) as an open forum for membership engagement and participation.
6. Develop The European Archaeologist (TEA) in consultation with Executive Board and with reference to the development of EAA’s communications and media strategy.
7. Continue to build on the success of the European Journal of Archaeology (EJA) and prepare for full Open Access environment in line with the development of a publications strategy.
8. Continue to support and track the development and production of monographs in the THEMES series (also included in the publications strategy).
9. Take the necessary steps towards the development of a full i-EAA environment:
c. i-discussion of proposals