Webinar #Youth4Heritage: Heritage as a bridge for peace and reconciliation. Exchanging experiences – pooling resources


Europe has been a paradigm of multiculturalism, serving as the birthplace of numerous civilisations and the custodian of their creations. The fruits of this creativity and endeavour are what we refer to today as European heritage. However, upon examining the annals of history, it becomes evident that heritage has frequently been employed to erode cultural and national identities for political purposes. Ideological movements, such as nationalism or imperialism, have inflicted lasting damage upon Europe’s cultural diversity for centuries.

From the desecration of religious monuments to the construction of memorials against fascism, we find ourselves at a juncture where we must confront our past and seek reconciliation.


This participatory online event endeavours to bring together heritage and peace-building experts and both emerging and seasoned professionals. By doing so, our aim is to inspire and foster an exchange of ideas that positions heritage as a conduit for peace and reconciliation. Through this collective endeavour, we strive to tread a path that recognises the significance of Europe’s cultural heritage while actively working towards mending the wounds of the past and the present.

This webinar is organised by Europa Nostra in the frame of its network project European Cultural Heritage Agora co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.




Where: Online (participants will receive the zoom link upon registration)
When: Thursday, 16 November 2023
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 pm CET

This participatory online event will be divided into three sessions:
a Firstly, there will be the welcome words and introduction, setting the tone for the proceedings.
b. Following this, participants will have the opportunity to join one of four breakout rooms, each dedicated to a specific region of Europe. In these rooms, they can engage with and learn from speakers who specialise in that particular region, fostering valuable exchanges of ideas.
c. As the event comes to a close, all participants and speakers will reconvene in the “main” room. This gathering will provide an opportunity to listen to closing remarks by representatives of the heritage and peace building sector; and learn about the outcomes achieved in each breakout room by the European Heritage and Youth Ambassadors (EHYA) who will be the rapporteurs.

The event will take place online, via Zoom. We invite you to register through the button below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the meeting. Due to limited capacity, we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

The full programme can be found here.