Joint Forum Council of Europe/Europa Nostra and celebration of 40th anniversary of Europa Nostra - Forum on the theme "European culture : a shared responsibility" – Strasbourg, 18-20 June

Europa Nostra to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Council of Europe

At the invitation of the Council of Europe, Europa Nostra, a pan-European federation bringing together more than 200 heritage associations, is celebrating its 40th anniversary by holding its annual congress at the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg from 18 to 20 June. The focal point of the congress is a forum entitled ''European culture: A shared responsibility''on Friday 20 June. Participants include HRH the Prince Consort of Denmark, President of Europa Nostra, Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly President Peter Schieder, and Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the 45-member Organisation. (more…)

Europa Nostra web site

Programme of the forum

Press releases

Meeting places

- Enlarged Council, 19 June, from 9h 30 to 12h 30, room 11

- General Assembly, 19 June, from 15h to 17h 30, room 1

- Forum, 20 June, from 9h 30 to 17h 30, room 1

Peter Schieder: “Europa Nostra should encourage public support for cultural heritage in central and eastern Europe”

In his address to the Europa Nostra Forum, the Parliamentary Assembly President pointed to a natural link between parliamentarians and NGOs in representing civil society and sharing responsibility for cultural heritage. (more…)

Speech

''The concept of the heritage needs to be updated if we wish it to retain real meaning''

''The heritage has an important educational role to play in mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue'', according to Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, speaking at the opening of the Forum marking the 40th anniversary of Europa Nostra. (more…)

Speech

Speeches

HRH the Prince Consort of Denmark, President of Europa Nostra

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General

Peter Schieder, Parliamentary Assembly President