Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Event at European Parliament

The results of the ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ (CHCFE) project will be presented to the Members of the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 16 September 2015 during the meeting of the Intergroup on European tourism development, cultural heritage, Ways of St. James and other European cultural routes (Room ASP 5 E 2). There will be interpretation from and into English, French and German.


Registration – Place Luxembourg


Introductory remarks by

Ms Ana-Claudia Tapardel and Mr Francisco José Millán Mon, Intergroup Co-Chairs
Ms Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Secretary General, Europa Nostra


Presentations on

– Results of the ‘Cultural Heritage Counts For Europe’ Report
Ms Kate Pugh, Chief Executive, The Heritage Alliance (UK)

– Lessons from ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme
Mr Guy Clausse, Dean, European Investment Bank Institute

– Why a European Year of Cultural Heritage?
Mr Uwe Koch, German National Heritage Committee


Reactions by

Mr Bruno Favel, French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Chair of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape of the Council of Europe
Mr Walter Zampieri, Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission
Mr Brian Smith, Secretary General, The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions

Q&A with participants


Conclusions by

Mr Gianni Pittella, President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

Ms Ana-Claudia Tapardel, Intergroup Co-Chair

Interpretation will be provided from and into English, French and German
18h30 – 19h30

Reception kindly offered by Europa Nostra & the German National Heritage Committee in the Members’ Salon
The CHCFE Final Report provides compelling evidence that cultural heritage has multiple positive impacts, among others, on employment, identity, regional attractiveness, creativity and innovation, economic development and growth, climate change, quality of life, education and lifelong learning, and social cohesion. As such, our cultural heritage is a key resource for sustainable development in Europe.

The CHCFE Report was publicly launched last June at Europa Nostra’s Congress in Oslo in the presence of Commissioner Navracsics and is now available online. It is the result of a two-year project, funded by the Culture programme of the European Union, which was carried out by a Consortium of six partners from Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom, with Europa Nostra acting as the Coordinator.