Europa Nostra Visit to Belgrade, 20-22 October 2022

Europa Nostra’s Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović will be honoured with the distinction ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’, one of the highest distinctions conferred by the French Republic, on Friday 21 October in Belgrade. To mark this special occasion, Europa Nostra organised a rich programme of events and heritage visits in the Serbian capital. A high-level delegation of Europa Nostra from different European countries, led by Denis de Kergorlay, Honorary President of Europa Nostra and President of the Cercle de l’Union Interallié, will participate in the events.



Thursday, 20 October 

18.00 – 20.00
European Conversation on the Strategic Value of Cultural Heritage

Residence of France, Gračanica 2, Belgrade
(see the programme in French)

Residence of France, Belgrade. All rights reserved.


Organised by Europa Nostra – in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Serbia, the French Cultural Institute of Serbia and Europa Nostra Serbia – with the support of the Creative Europe Programme

Upon invitation of Denis de Kergorlay, Honorary President of Europa Nostra and President of the Cercle de l’Union Interallié, and Pierre Cochard, French Ambassador to Serbia

Moderated by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra


  • Jorge Chaminé, Founding President of the European Music Centre in Bougival (France)
  • Jimmy Jamar, Head of the Europa Nostra Office in Brussels
  • Dr Tijana Palkovljević Bugarski, President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation “Novi Sad 2022, European Capital of Culture” and Director of the Gallery Matica Srpska
  • Prof. Irina Subotić, President of Europa Nostra Serbia, Honorary Life Member of Europa Nostra and President of the ‘Délégation de La Renaissance française en Serbie’
  • Prof. Fani Tuffano, President of the National Historical Museum in Athens, representative of Elliniki Etairia, Country Representation of Europa Nostra in Greece
  • Alexander Beetz, Director of the GIZ Office (Germany)


Chamber Music Concert 

AERO KLUB, Uzun Mirkova 4/II, Belgrade
(see the programme in English)

kindly offered by
Ljubiša Jovanović, flute, Artistic Ambassador of Europa Nostra in Serbia

and his special guests
Darko Milojević, violin
Milos Stevanović, violin
Nemanja Adamović, viola
Sandra Belić, cello


Friday, 22 October 

Awarding of the distinction ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’ to Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra

Residence of France, Gračanica 2

On behalf of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, the Ambassador of France to Serbia, Pierre Cochard, will award the distinction ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’ to Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović.

European Heritage Awards Ceremony 2022

‘La Légion d’Honneur’, which has been a symbol of talent, courage and dedication to the nation for more than two centuries, will be granted to Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović for her “unreserved commitment to the preservation of heritage in Serbia and more widely in Europe, in close collaboration with France” and for her “loyalty and commitment to the cultural dimension of the European project” (read the official letter in French).

Walking tour of the Belgrade Fortress and its Surroundings

Meet at the foot of the Monument of Gratitude to France, located in Kalemegdan Park

Belgrade Fortress and its Surroundings, SERBIA

The Belgrade Fortress and its Surroundings was included on the List of 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe for 2020 by Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute.

Saturday, 22 October

Visit to museums and/or historical sites in Belgrade