Europa Nostra’s Board and Council Meetings

The autumn meetings of the Council and the Board of Europa Nostra will take place on 14-15 November at the headquarters of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. The meetings are organised in the framework of Europa Nostra’s Network Project “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values”, which is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

The members of the Council and the Board will discuss Europa Nostra’s core activities and events during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the organisation’s strategy and priorities beyond 2018 and important European policy developments related to cultural heritage, amongst other issues.

On the evening of 14 November, the delegates from Europa Nostra will be given a guided tour of the 15th century Monastery of Jesus in Setúbal, which was listed among the 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in 2013. Thanks to the joint efforts made by the Association of Historic Houses in Portugal, the Municipality of Setúbal, Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute, the Monastery of Jesus partially reopened to the public in 2015, after 23 years of closure. The second series of works were launched in 2017 and are almost completed. The visit will be followed by a reception hosted by the Mayor Setúbal, Maria das Dores Meira, and the President of the Association of Historic Houses in Portugal, Hugo O’Neill.

Following the visit to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum on the afternoon of 15 November, the Council and Board members will participate in the Helena Vaz da Silva Award Ceremony 2018. The ceremony is organised by Europa Nostra and its representation in Portugal, Centro Nacional de Cultura, and hosted by the Gulbelkian Foundation. Bettany Hughes, historian, author and broadcaster from the United Kingdom, will receive this year’s Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage.