Podcast Europa Nostra at 60: A look into the past, present and future

60 years ago, on 29 November 1963, Europa Nostra was founded at the Council of Europe premises in Paris. Starting out with 11 founding members, it has become the largest civil society network dedicated to cultural heritage in Europe. Today, it gives voice to over 300 organisations from across Europe and beyond.

This remarkable milestone would not have been achieved without the unwavering support of countless committed individuals and valuable partners. In this podcast, we reflect on Europa Nostra’s history and the individuals who have shaped it over time. We take a moment to explore current activities and the influential figures involved. Moreover, we peer into the future, outlining priorities for both Europa Nostra and the broader heritage sector in the coming years.

This podcast was recorded during the European Cultural Heritage Summit 2023 held in Venice last September, and produced in collaboration with the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Kraków and Free Range Productions.  The production and promotion of the podcast Europa Nostra at 60 received the generous financial support of our partner La Fondation Hippocrène. This podcast is part of our Network project European Cultural Heritage Agora co-funded by the European Union.

In this episode you will hear about the Past of Europa Nostra. It features the following voices:

  • Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra
  • Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Director of the Council of Europe Office in Venice
  • Lydia Carras, Council Member of Europa Nostra and President of ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELLET)
  • Androulla Vassiliou, Vice-President of Europa and former European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Youth and Sport
  • Guy Clausse, Executive Vice-President of Europa Nostra, co-founder of the 7 Most Endangered programme and former Dean of the European Investment Bank Institute
  • Prof. Jacek Purcha, Vice-President of Europa Nostra and former Director of International Cultural Centre (ICC) in Kraków

 

In this episode you will hear about the Present of Europa Nostra. It features the following voices:

  • Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger, Executive President of Europa Nostra
  • Elena Bianchi, Programme Manager, European Heritage Awards
  • Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra
  • Ana Szekely, Vice-President of the NGO Tășuleasa Social which led project Via Transilvanica, winner of an European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award and laureate of the Public Choice Award in 2023
  • Antigoni Michael, Programme Coordinator, 7 Most Endangered
  • Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow

 

In this episode you will hear about the Future of Europa Nostra. It features the following voices:

  • Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra
  • Jimmy Jamar, Head of the Europa Nostra Office in Brussels
  • Lydia Carras, Council Member of Europa Nostra and President of ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELLET)
  • Natalia Moussienko, Vice-President of Europa Nostra
  • Andrew Potts, Heritage and Climate Action Advisor of Europa Nostra
  • Senada Demirović Habibija, President of IDEAA Mostar
  • Jasna Popovic, Programmes Officer of European Projects at Hispania Nostra, Coordinator of Youth Activities within the European Heritage Hub

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