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CLOSING EVENTS OF THE EUROPA NOSTRA'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR, BRUSSELS 4-5-6 DECEMBER

 

PROGRAMME | HERITAGE POLICY CONFERENCE

5 DECEMBER 2013


09.30 – 16.30 Bibliothèque Solvay (winner of a EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award) Parc Léopold, 137 rue Belliard

EUROPEAN HERITAGE POLICY CONFERENCE “Cultural Heritage for Europe, Europe for Cultural Heritage” 

 

In cooperation with:

including:

 

- PUBLIC LAUNCH “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe” project with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

 

- RECOMMENDATIONS by Europa Nostra and its partner the European Investment Bank Institute on the “7 Most Endangered” monuments and sites in Europe. See Reports


- CLOSING SESSION with the participation of the President of Europa Nostra, Maestro Plácido DOMINGO, and high representatives of the EU Institutions 

FINAL PROGRAMME (03/12/2013)

 

09.00 - 09.30

Registration


09.30 - 09.45

Opening Session


Welcome by

Didier GOFFART, Administrateur délégué d’Edificio (Belgium)
Sneska QUAEDVLIEG-MIHAILOVIC, Secretary General of Europa Nostra (Serbia/Netherlands)

 


09.45-10.45 
First Challenge: “Contributing to a Sustainable Development”


Moderator:
Astrid WEIJ,
Europa Nostra Council member and Head of Office EU Randstad Region (Netherlands)

 

Introduction:
Ott SARAPUU, Managing Director Tallinn Seaplane Harbour (Estonia) 
Grand Prix in category 1 Conservation, European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2013

 

Panel:

Nicoletta DIVARI-VALAKOU, Director of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry for Religious Affairs, Education, Culture and Sport (Greece) 

Cristina GUTIERREZ-CORTINES, Member of the European Parliament (Spain) 
Christian OST, economist, professor, former dean of ICHEC Brussels Management School (Belgium) 

Chrysoula PALIADELI, Member of the European Parliament (Greece) 
Jacek PURCHLA, Director of the International Cultural Centre (Poland) 
Brian SMITH, Secretary General of Heritage Europe – European Association of Historic Towns and Regions (UK) 

 

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11.15 - 12.15

Second challenge: “Engaging Communities”


Moderators:
Piet JASPAERT,
Council member of Europa Nostra (Belgium) confirmed

 

Introduction:
Rosia Montana Campaign:

Stefan BÂLICI, Vice President of ARA - Archaeology, Restoration, Architecture (Romania)

Panel:
Kriton ARSENIS, Member of the European Parliament (Greece) 

Terje NYPAN, Senior Councillor Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Norway) 
Agni PETRIDOU, Conservation Architect, Town Planner, City Engineer, Director of the Technical Services of the Nicosia Municipality (Cyprus) 
Anna SOMERS COCKS OBE, Executive Director The Art Newspaper (UK)
Koenraad VAN BALEN, Director of the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (Belgium)

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(12.15-13.15)
“The 7 Most Endangered”: the way forward

 

Moderator:
John SELL, Executive Vice-President of Europa Nostra (UK)

 

Introduction:
“Preserving and promoting cultural heritage online with the Google Cultural Institute”:

Angela STEEN, Policy Manager, Google Brussels (Ireland) 

 

Interventions by:
Costa CARRAS, Vice-President of Europa Nostra, Founding President of Elliniki Etairia (Greece)
Guy CLAUSSE, Director, Special Advisor to the Director-General, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank (Luxemburg)

PDF Icon The view of the European Investment Bank Institute - Guy Clausse

 

Reactions by:

Karel BARTAK, Head of Unit Creative Europe programme-culture, DG EAC, European Commission (Czech Republic)
Vesna MARJANOVIC, Member of the Sub Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Serbia) 

Raoul PRADO, Director Smart and Sustainable Growth and Southern Europe, DG REGIO, European Commission (France) confirmed
Jan OLBRYCHT, Member of the European Parliament (Poland) 

 

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(14.15-15.15)
“Heritage Movement Without Borders”

Moderators:
Wolter BRAAMHORST,
Editor in Chief of the Europa Nostra magazine “Heritage in Motion” (Netherlands)

 

Panel:
Kathrin DEVENTER, Secretary General at European Festivals Association (Belgium)

Claire GIRAUD-LABALTE, Prof. art historian, cultural heritage expert, ambassador member and chair of « Understanding Heritage », ENCATC (France) 

Goranka HORJAN, Chair of the European Museum Forum (Croatia) 
Yvette MASSON ZANUSSI, Cultural Director, Cultural Politics specialist, Platform PACT chair, AAM Agency consultant (France) 

Michelangelo PISTOLETTO, Artist, member of the Cultural Committee of the “New Narrative for Europe” initiative (Italy)
Katherine WATSON, Director of the European Cultural Foundation confirmed (Canada/Finland)

 

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(15.15-15.30)
MUSICAL BREAK by Olga GUY, Violinist-artist in residence in Bibliothèque Solvay
Sonata No. 2 J.S. Bach / Sonata No. 3 E. Ysaÿe – www.promusicart.com



(15.30-16.30)
Concluding session

Moderator:
Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Secretary General of Europa Nostra (Serbia/Netherlands)

 

Introduction:
Plácido DOMINGO, President of Europa Nostra (Spain)

 

Panel:
• Video message: Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament (Germany)
Romas JAROCKIS, Vice-Minister of Culture (Lithuania)
Doris PACK, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament (Germany)
Jan TRUSZCZYŃSKI, Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth,
DG Education and Culture, European Commission (Poland)
Anton ROMBOUTS, Chair of the Committee of the Regions' EDUC Commission
and Mayor of ‘s Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)
Rémy JACOB, Dean of the European Investment Bank Institute (France)


Concluding remarks:
Henri MALOSSE, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (France)
Denis de KERGORLAY, Executive President of Europa Nostra (France)

 

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A) MAIN GOALS


• Seize the opportunity of the 50th anniversary of Europa Nostra to further raise the profile of cultural heritage in Europe;

• Contribute to the development of a future EU policy and funding strategy for cultural heritage;

• Demonstrate the huge value and relevance of cultural heritage for Europe’s society, economy and environment;

• Launch the European project “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe”;

• Give visibility to the "New Narrative for Europe" initiative;

 

• Give visibility to the "ENtopia - Our Places in Europe";

• Report on the “7 Most Endangered” programme and the experts visits on the sites;

• Showcase a number of exemplary stories and facts/figures on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage;

• Reach out to the European authorities and institutions, as well as public sector, corporate sector, citizens and civil society organisations working in the wider field of cultural heritage from local and regional to national and European levels.


B) ADDITIONAL GOALS


• Expand the EN network of partners and contacts among European decision and policy-makers;

• Contribute to the ever stronger positioning and recognition of Europa Nostra as the leading European advocacy organisation with regard to cultural heritage;


C) GENERAL GOALS OF EN CONGRESSES


• Demonstrate the diversity and vibrancy of Europe’s civil society actors (both professionals and volunteers) in the field of heritage (built and natural, tangible and intangible);

• Provide a dynamic and interactive platform for exchanges of best practices, and also of concerns, for members of Europa Nostra and other interested public.