Fostering Peace & Solidarity, Beauty & Sustainability as core values of the New European Bauhaus
Europa Nostra is organising the event Fostering Peace & Solidarity, Beauty & Sustainability as core values of the New European Bauhaus on Friday 10 June from 16:00 to 20:45 in the Gothic Room of the Brussels Town Hall, located on the emblematic Grand-Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The event takes place in the frame of the New European Bauhaus Festival and as a contribution to the European Year of Youth 2022. It is organised by Europa Nostra, also on behalf of the European Heritage Alliance, in cooperation with the City of Brussels, the European Movement International, the European Investment Bank Institute and the European Commission.
IMPORTANT: In order to secure your participation in the event, we kindly ask you to register online as soon as possible (no later than 8 June). Places will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
16:00 – 18:00 Part I – European Cultural Heritage Agora for the New European Bauhaus
An engaging debate on the key role of cultural heritage – tangible and intangible – in shaping more sustainable and cohesive societies with due understanding and respect for the “spirit of the place” of their living environment, be it urban or rural. This debate will gather experts and high-level representatives from civil society and the EU Institutions to exchange on two timely topics: the vital contribution of cultural heritage to Europe’s green transformation and beauty as a public good; and the role of cultural heritage to rediscover the sense of a place and strengthen the sense of belonging to a wider European community.
Opening remarks by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra
Panel 1: “Putting Europe’s shared heritage at the heart of Europe’s green transformation”
- Bruno Rossignol, Head of Programme for Climate and Heritage, European Investment Bank Institute
- Andrew Potts, Coordinator of the Climate Heritage Network
- MEP Iskra Mihaylova (Renew Europe, Bulgaria)
- Antigoni Michael, Europa Nostra / ESACH European Heritage Youth Ambassador
Panel 2: “Beauty as a public good – the role of cultural heritage to rediscover the sense of a place and strengthen the sense of belonging to a wider European community”
- Jorge Chaminé, Founding President of the European Music Centre
- Vadim Kononenko, Expert – Foresight and Policy, European Environment Agency
- Luca Jahier, former President of the European Economic and Social Committee
- Catherine Magnant, Head of Unit, Cultural Policy, DG EAC, European Commission
- MEP Marcos Ros (S&D, Spain)
- Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General of the European Movement International
Bridge-building address by Marshall Marcus, Secretary General of the European Union Youth Orchestra
18:00 – 19:00 Networking break (in the Town Hall’s Wedding Room)
19:00 – 20:45 Part II – Music for Peace: Concert of Solidarity with the people and culture of Ukraine
A performance by six young Ukrainian musicians playing classical and traditional music, to emphasise the cohesive and healing power of music and heritage to build lasting bridges between the citizens and communities from Ukraine, Europe and the rest of the world. This concert is organised in the frame of the ongoing crowdfunding campaign to support the defenders of Ukraine’s endangered heritage jointly run by Europa Nostra and the Global Heritage Fund. The funds raised will be used for the Heritage Solidarity Fellowship for Ukraine recently launched with matching support of ALIPH based in Geneva and in partnership with the Heritage Emergency Response Initiative (HERI) based in Kyiv. We gratefully welcome additional donations which can easily be made online.
Introduction by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra
Welcome by Philippe Close, Mayor of Brussels
Special message by Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv (video message)
Address by Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
Address by H.E. Ambassador Oleh Shamshur
Concert of Solidarity with the people and culture of Ukraine
- Katja Suglobina, violin
- Oksana Pinchuk, violin
- Marta Deichakivska, viola
- Natalia Subbotina, cello
- Natalia Smischenko, harp
- Kyrill Korsunenko, piano
The event is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union through Europa Nostra’s network project “European Cultural Heritage Agora: Empowering Europe’s Civil Society Movement for Heritage” (2022-2024).