Panel Discussion on Cultural Heritage as a Strategic Resource For A Sustainable Europe

Thursday 23 October 2014, 15.00-19.00
Palazzo Poli, Dante Room, Rome, Italy


Lucio Battistotti, Head of the European Commission Representation in Italy

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra


PROMOTING A PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE OF HERITAGE to be moderated by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra

Antonia P. Recchia, Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism

Silvia Costa, MEP, Chairwoman of the Committee on Education and Culture at the European Parliament (to be confirmed)

Marco Parini, President of Italia Nostra

Francesco Bandarin, IUAV University of Venice

Luca Bergamo, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe

Anna Zegna, President of the Fondazione Zegna, Council member of FAI, Europa Nostra Council member

Irene Braam, Vice-President for Government Relations, Bertelsmann

Marino Breganze, Vice-President of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Fondazione Roi (to be confirmed)

Philippe Daverio, Art Historian, Lecturer


PROMOTING EXCELLENCE & THE POWER OF EXAMPLE FOR HERITAGE to moderated by Rossana Bettinelli, Board member of Europa Nostra and Grand Prix winner 2009

Italian winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2014

Nicola Berlucchi, Architect, Teatro Sociale, Bergamo (winner in the category Conservation)

Ambra Garancini, President of the Iubilantes Association, Como (winner in the category Dedicated Service)

Luca Rinaldi, Superintendent for the Architectural and Landscape heritage of the provinces of Turin, Asti, Cuneo, Biella and Vercelli, Walser Houses: Preservation of Vernacular Architecture in Alagna Valsesia (Grand Prix winner in the category Conservation)

Paolo Vitti, Architect, Roman Vaulted Construction in the Peloponnese (Grand Prix winner in the category Research)


Denis de Kergorlay, Executive President of Europa Nostra


in the framework of the network project ‘Mainstreaming Heritage’ supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism, during the Italian Presidency of the European Union, and
following the adoption of the Conclusions on heritage by the EU Council (May 2014)
and the Communication on heritage by the European Commission (July 2014)

With the kind support of


NOTE: Simultaneous interpretation Italian / English will be provided

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The debate will be followed by a cocktail reception