The Work Package 4 of our network project European Cultural Heritage Agora (2022-2024), entitled Representing the Sectors and Advocating on their behalf on Key Sectoral Issues, intends to strengthen the capacity and outreach of Europa Nostra and its network to act as key influencers of the agenda-setting, formulation and implementation of EU policies related to cultural heritage. It will seek to further deepen and enlarge the existing structured dialogue between European heritage stakeholders, public and private, professionals and volunteers with decision-makers at all levels.
European European Heritage Alliance
This informal platform – composed of some 50 European or international networks active in the wider heritage sector – has been coordinated by Europa Nostra ever since its establishment in 2011. With the ambition of bringing this platform to a higher level, the European Heritage Alliance will carry joint policy actions and campaigns and ensure their wide visibility and dissemination. Members of the Alliance will also be involved in all activities of the proposed network project to enhance their networking, capacity building and cooperation opportunities.
The Spring meeting of the #EuropeanHeritageAlliance is taking place today! Members are discussing current challenges in Europe:
🇺🇦 Support to Ukraine
🍃Heritage Movement for Climate Action Europe
🇪🇺 Projects & Initiatives by members pic.twitter.com/V00zeNFHqi
— Europa Nostra (@europanostra) April 28, 2022
Thematic working groups
In order to best reflect the holistic and multifaceted character of cultural heritage, specific working groups shall provide guidance and expertise to Europa Nostra on the links between cultural heritage and key policy priorities, such as climate action, sustainability and inclusiveness. These working groups shall be composed by high-level civil society and institutional experts, ensuring gender, intergenerational and geographical balance and representativeness.
The expected outcome of this Work Package is the creation of a favourable policy frame and climate for the deployment of a holistic approach to cultural heritage in Europe, ensuring appropriate policies and funding for its safeguard for present and future generations.