Heritage Times volunteers cover Congress events in Turku

Jacopo Ibello (Italy) and Katarina Brkljačić Netopil (Croatia), two young social media volunteers from Heritage Times, a joint initiative of Europa Nostra and European Heritage Volunteers, were invited by Europa Nostra to cover the European Heritage Congress in Turku, Finland.

They covered the presentations by the winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017 live on Twitter and Facebook during the Excellence Fair on 14 May at Sigyn Hall and the European Heritage Awards Ceremony on 15 May at St. Michael’s Church.

Following their special access to the Congress, Jacopo and Katarina will be publishing stories and photos on the winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017.

Heritagetimes.eu is the website of Social Media Volunteers for Heritage, a participatory programme organised in the framework of Europa Nostra’s network project ‘Mainstreaming Heritage’ supported by the EU Creative Europe programme. It was launched in November 2016 during the Denkmal Fair in Leipzig, Germany.

Volunteers from across Europe publish online stories, photos and videos on cultural heritage issues and actively share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to further the cause and the message of the European heritage world through committed eyes and ears.

Do you want to volunteer for Heritage Times? Fill in this online form.

Europa Nostra and European Heritage Volunteers will make a selection and invite candidates to participate to a week long seminar on 10-15 September (tbc) in Weimar in Germany

For more information and to apply for next seminar, please go to:


The deadline for application is 15 July 2017.

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