Finnish edition of Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe launched in Turku

On the occasion of the European Heritage Congress 2017 in Turku, Finland, Europa Nostra launched the Finnish edition of the Executive Summary of the Report, ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’. During a public debate dedicated to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Benito Casagrande, Vice-President of Europa Nostra Finland, presented the Finnish edition to Kimmo Tiilikainen, Finnish Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment, after the Minister’s opening address, expressing his hope that the Finnish government would draw on the findings of this major study.

From left to right: Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Kimmo Tiilikainen, Tapani Mustonen, Benito Casagrande, Irma Casagrande.
Photo credit: Europa Nostra / Felix Quaedvlieg

The ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ Report, with its Executive Summary & Strategic Recommendations, demonstrates the multiple benefits of heritage for Europe’s economy, society, culture and environment. This comprehensive Report – produced by Europa Nostra along with five European partners and with the support of the EU Culture programme – has been widely recognised as a key study on the impact of cultural heritage, most recently in the European Commission’s proposal to organise a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.

The Finnish Edition of the ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ Executive Summary was produced by Europa Nostra Finland and is introduced by Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Finnish Minister for Education and Culture. Tapani Mustonen, President of Europa Nostra Finland, warmly thanked Benito and Irma Casagrande for their personal support in rendering both the translation and the publication possible.

With the launch of the Finnish edition, the Executive Summary is now available in seven different European languages (Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, German and Italian besides Finnish). The Serbian edition will be presented on the occasion of the Conference ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for (South-East) Europe’, organised by Europa Nostra and its country representation Europa Nostra Serbia, on 15-16 June in Belgrade.

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