Milestones

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2022

Governance
Cecilia Bartoli
, the world-renowned opera star, is appointed as the new President of Europa Nostra, for an initial mandate of five years.

 

Aerial shot of Venice city and Grand Canal

2021

 

2020

  • Born as a creative response to the confinement to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Europa Nostra Digital Agora is launched and 17 digital editions are released between April and July.
  • The European Heritage Alliance Manifesto Cultural Heritage: a powerful catalyst for the Future of Europe is published in 13 languages and signed by over 700 people.
  • Europa Nostra publishes extensive paper “COVID-19 & BEYOND: Challenges and Opportunities for Cultural Heritage”.
  • The first-ever virtual European Heritage Awards Ceremony gathers over 1,000 online participants from around the world.
  • The statement “A Cultural Deal for Europe: A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future” is issued by Europa Nostra, Culture Action Europe and the European Cultural Foundation.
  • The European Investment Bank publishes the seminal essay “Togetherness – A New Heritage Deal for Europe” by our Executive President Hermann Parzinger.
  • Cultural Heritage in Action, a 3-year European cooperation project funded by Creative Europe, is launched.
  • IMPACTOUR, a 3-year European cooperation project funded by Horizon 2020, kicks-off.

Governance
Maestro Plácido Domingo becomes Honorary President of Europa Nostra.
Europa Nostra honours Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović on her 20th anniversary as Secretary General.

 

Policy Debate 30/10/2019 Collège des Bernardins

2019

 

European Cultural Heritage Policy Debate

2018

Governance
Dr. Hermann Parzinger is appointed as Executive President of Europa Nostra.
Guy Clausse is appointed as Executive Vice-President of Europa Nostra.

 

European Heritage Awards Ceremony 2017 - group photo

2017

  • The European Heritage Congress is held in Turku (Finland), the Awards Ceremony at St. Michael’s Church.
  • EU supports Europa Nostra’s Network Project “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values” (2017-2021).

Governance
Europa Nostra pays tribute to its Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović on her Silver Jubilee.

 

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2016

 

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Conference

2015

Governance
Plácido Domingo is re-elected President of Europa Nostra.

 

European Heritage Awards Ceremony 2014

2014

  • The European Heritage Congress is held in Vienna (Austria), Awards Ceremony at the Burgtheater.
  • EU supports Europa Nostra’s Network Project “Mainstreaming Heritage” (2014-2017).

 

2013

 

2012 European Heritage Awards Ceremony, Lisbon

2012

2011

  • The European Heritage Congress is held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), the Awards Ceremony at the Concertgebouw gathers some 1,600 people.
  • The European Heritage Alliance, an informal platform of European and international networks active in the wider field of heritage, is launched on the initiative of Europa Nostra.
  • The Amsterdam Declaration Volunteers as added-value for Europe’s cultural and natural heritage” is adopted.

2010

Governance
Plácido Domingo is elected President of Europa Nostra.

2009

  • The European Heritage Congress is held in Taormina (Italy).
  • The Policy Paper “Why Cultural Heritage Matters for Europe“ is published.
  • The Declaration “Saving Europe’s Memory and Identity“ is adapted.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding with INTO – The International National Trusts Organisation is signed.

Governance
Reform of the Europa Nostra Governance system and Statute.
Denis de Kergorlay (France) becomes Executive President of Europa Nostra.
John Sell (United Kingdom) becomes Executive Vice-President of Europa Nostra.

2007

Governance
HRH The Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón is elected President of Europa Nostra.

2006

  • Europa Nostra coordinates the European Heritage Days, a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

Governance
Dr. Andrea Schuler (Switzerland) becomes Executive President of Europa Nostra.

2005

  • The Policy Forum “Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe” is held.

2004

  • Europa Nostra runs a campaign against the large-scale destruction of the cultural heritage in Kosovo.

2003

  • 40th Anniversary Events of Europa Nostra at the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg (France).

2002

2000

  • The millennium European Heritage Congress is held in Prague (Czech Republic).
  • The General Assembly adopts the revised Statute.

1999 

  • Experimental cuts in VAT for heritage restoration and repair works are allowed by the European Union, as a result of Europa Nostra’s campaign.

1998

  • Europa Nostra is recognised by the European Commission as a pan-European umbrella organisation in the field of cultural heritage.

1997

  • The Report on “Built Heritage and Employment” is published with the European Heritage Group.

1994 -1998 

  • Europa Nostra acts as the coordinator of the European Heritage Group.

1992 

Governance
Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer (Belgium) becomes Executive President of Europa Nostra.

1991

  • Merger with the International Castles Institute (IBI).

1990 

Governance
HRH the Prince Consort of Denmark becomes President of Europa Nostra.

1989

  • Europa Nostra co-organises the 6th European Symposium of Historic Towns & the Historic Towns Forum.

1987-1988

  • Special Award Scheme for conservation by local authorities throughout Europe to mark the European Year of the Environment upon request of the European Commission.

1985-1987 

  • Survey of attitudes and reactions to the conservation of the European heritage in towns and countries upon request of the Council of Europe.

1984

Governance
Hans de Koster (The Netherlands) becomes President of Europa Nostra.

1983 

  • Europa Nostra wins Olympia Award by the Onassis Foundation in Athens (Greece).

1978 

  • The Europa Nostra Heritage Awards Scheme is launched.

1975

  • Europa Nostra co-produces the award-winning documentary “The Wheels of Time”.
  • Europa Nostra contributes to the European Architectural Heritage Year.

1969

Governance
Lord Duncan Sandys (United Kingdom) becomes President of Europa Nostra.

1963

  • Europa Nostra is founded by non-governmental heritage organisations from Italy, UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany and Ireland.

 

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