The European Heritage Tribune officially launched in Paris
During the European Cultural Heritage Summit in Paris, a new pan-European electronic platform and newsletter that specialises in sharing news on Europe’s cultural heritage was officially launched. Against the backdrop of the heritage splendour of the Hotel de Ville of Paris, Karel Loeff, Europa Nostra Council member and Director of the Dutch NGO ‘Heemschut’ presented the ‘European Heritage Tribune’. Hermann Parzinger, Europa Nosta’s Executive President and Catherine Magnant, Coordinator of the EYCH 2018 Taskforce at the European Commission jointly launched the European Heritage Tribune (EHT) website. The EHT project is a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Europa Nostra is a founding partner of this new communication medium.
Language is a major barrier to the cross-border exchange of knowledge. The European Heritage Tribune wants to lower this barrier. It collects the news from sources all over Europe and then translates it into a common language. For now, this is English, but the aim is to distribute the newsletter also in other languages such as French and German. The newsletter is aimed at the European community of Heritage professionals and volunteers.
The European Heritage Tribune provides a regular overview of the latest news from different European countries and regions and the news of European institutions and organisations. It also focusses on best practices and hosts a platform featuring a European calendar of upcoming events, calls, and announcements.
The European Heritage Tribune is a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The pilot of the newsletter started in 2019 as a Dutch contribution to the year’s goals. The newsletter is currently financially sustained by a growing community of over fifteen partners, funders and sponsors, both private and public. This community not only provides the European Heritage Tribune with sustainable funding, but it also protects the independence of the newsgathering.
The monthly newsletter is free, and everybody can subscribe through the website heritagetribune.eu