“Thanks to Europa Nostra, the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 had a voice – an Ode to Joy for the brotherhood of our spirits – and a tangible European soul, without any rhetoric. The profound synergy with Europa Nostra and its extraordinary leaders ,in a great cooperation with the European Parliament and in particular with me as Chair of the Cultural Committee, has enabled the European Union – – to find a smart connection with the stakeholders of cultural heritage, making them the protagonist of a mainstreaming of civil, social and economic growth that I have never experienced before. Political intelligence, vision and effective management – with clear objectives and wisdom in its relations – create in Europe not only great leaders, but also good friends. Thanks to our extraordinary Sneška and to Piet, the road for European cultural heritage has just begun – yet it is one with solid foundations”.
Member of the European Parliament (Italy)