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ENEWSLETTER  October 2010

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

EUROPA NOSTRA ANNUAL CONGRESS 2011: AMSTERDAM, 7-11 JUNE

The Europa Nostra Annual Congress will take place next year on June 7-11 in the World Heritage City of Amsterdam, bringing together Europa Nostra members and representatives of the entire cultural heritage movement from all over Europe. Again, the highlight will be the European Heritage Awards Ceremony celebrating the future winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. Read more

 

INTERVIEW WITH PLACIDO DOMINGO, PRESIDENT OF EUROPA NOSTRA

Europa Nostra Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, interviewed our new President in Mantua (Mantova) in the midst of the rehearsals for the opera performance "Rigoletto a Mantova" which was broadcasted live all over the world. Plácido Domingo stated: “I hope that we will work to safeguard Europe’s cultural heritage whenever it is threatened by natural calamities, by human beings or by neglect. In doing so, we should attach particular importance to the people who are connected to this heritage and for whom this heritage forms part of their everyday living environment and their identity. Our mission is not only about stones it is also and mostly about people! “ For the entire interview Read more Français

 

VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH EUROPEAN COMMISIONER ANDROULLA VASSILIOU AND MEP DORIS PACK

The European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou, and Member of the European Parliament Doris Pack tell in video interviews of the importance, impact and relevance of saving and promoting Europe’s cultural heritage through restorations, education and other awareness raising initiatives, illustrated in winning projects of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. Both EU officials attended the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in Istanbul on 10 June 2010. Read more Français

 

EUROPA NOSTRA WELCOMES TWO NEW EUROPEAN SITES ON UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST

Europa Nostra congratulates the two new European sites that were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Last August, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee elected the canal zone of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the old city of Albi in France to be included in this most famous list of 911 world heritage sites. Five other important European heritage sites were expanded.  Read more Français

 

HANDOVER OF EUROPA NOSTRA’S PRESIDENCY AT TEATRO REAL IN MADRID

Europa Nostra’s former President, HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón, was delighted with the recent election of Plácido Domingo as the new President of Europa Nostra. For Doña Pilar, Plácido Domingo is the ideal President for the new era of Europa Nostra: "The protection of architectural, cultural and natural heritage must now become a concern for all Europeans." Read more Français

 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS QUESTIONNAIRE

In order to reach out to Individual Members and obtain a better insight of what Europa Nostra means to them and what they expect from us, and also to assess if and how they can contribute to the work of Europa Nostra, an initiative has been developed which commences with a Questionnaire, which has just been mailed to all Individual Members. It is hoped that many of them will take this opportunity to let their voices be heard by completing the Questionnaire. Conveniently, the document may be filled in online on our website (but can also be faxed or mailed), and, to emphasise the importance we attach to this exercise, is available in five languages. Read more Français

 

A THREE-YEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT  WITH LAPPONIA

Europa Nostra and Lapponia Jewerly have started a 3 year cooperation agreement. The Finnish company will donate 5% of the sales of its Pretty Earth necklace to Europa Nostra and its cause. Lapponia wishes to join forces with Europa Nostra in safeguarding Europe's cultural and natural heritage. Read more

 

POLICY

 

FUTURE EU CULTURE PROGRAMME CONSULTATION

On 15 September 2010, following the adoption of the “Europe 2020” Strategy in June 2010, the European Commission launched an online consultation on a future EU Culture Programme, which will replace the current one from 2014 onwards. The deadline is 15 December 2010. Read more Français

 

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

In July 2010, Europa Nostra submitted its contribution to the online public consultation launched by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, on the Green Paper “Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries”. This contribution was prepared with the cooperation of our Dutch member organisation Erfgoed Nederland and was also endorsed by the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO). Read more

 

EUROPE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE: A CHALLENGE

The Immovable Heritage Policy Area of the Flemish Government is organising, within the framework of the Belgian EU Presidency, the Conference: “Europe and Cultural Heritage: a Challenge. Towards a European Cultural Heritage Strategy” on 9 December 2010 in Bruges (Belgium). Europa Nostra will be well represented by members who will be attending EN Board and Council meetings in Bruges the following days. EN Secretary General was also invited to take part the round table debate in the afternoon of the conference. Read more

 

STUDY ON YOUTH ACCESS TO CULTURE IN EUROPE

On 13 September 2010, the Directorate-General for Education and Culture presented the Study on Youth Access to Culture in Europe carried out by the Interarts Foundation, following a call for tenders for the study by the European Commission. Read more

 

BRINGING EUROPE’S CULTURAL HERITAGE ONLINE

On 28 October 2010 in Brussels, the Reflection Group (Comité des Sages) on Bringing Europe's cultural heritage online which has been set up by the European Commission will report on recommendations on how best to speed up the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material. Europa Nostra contributed to the public online consultation which closed on 30 September. Read more

 

EUROPEAN HERITAGE FORUM AND EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS

On 1-2 October 2010, the Council of Europe and the European Union, in cooperation with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, held the 3rd European Heritage Forum, closing the 2010 edition of the European Heritage Days, in Istanbul - European Capital of Culture 2010. Europa Nostra was represented by its Board member Piet Jaspaert. Read more

 

EUROPEAN TOURISM POLICY & EUROPEAN HERITAGE

On 27 September 2010, EN Board member Piet Jaspaert and EN Staff member Louise van Rijckevorsel (European Affairs) attended the conference “The role of European Heritage and cultural itineraries in the renewed European tourism policy” in Brussels, organised by DG Enterprise and Industry on the occasion of World Tourism Day. Read more

 

CULTURAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN OTHER EU PROGRAMMES

The EU Culture Programme is specifically dedicated to funding cultural activities in Europe; however, there are many other opportunities for funding for operators with a cultural project involving other sectors. We advise you to visit the new section of the DG Education and Culture website to find more information about the funding of your cultural projects within EU programmes on Citizenship, Media, Research, Education and Training, Youth and Enterprises. Click here  Also, the Cultural Contact Point of each EU Member State can advise over funding for European cultural projects. Click here

 

CULTUREWATCHEUROPE CONFERENCE

On 6-7 September 2010, Europa Nostra took part in the CultureWatchEurope Conference 2010 entitled “Culture and the policies of change” at the headquarters of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. The Conference is one of a series of events being organised in the framework of the Council of Europe’s CultureWatchEurope initiative and was supported by several partners. Read more

 

EU BELGIAN PRESIDENCY: CULTURE AND HERITAGE RELATED EVENTS

The Culture Programme of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union includes many meetings and conferences that Europa Nostra attended and will attend. Read more

 

For more information on Policy: Louise van van Rijckevorsel, +32 (0) 2 400 77 02or lvr[at]europanostra[dot]org

 

PARTNERSHIPS

 

THE BEST IN HERITAGE: 2010 EDITION (23-25 SEPTEMBER, DUBROVNIK)

On 23-25 September 2010 “The Best in Heritage” event once again provided a stage for the exchange of ideas, innovations and contacts in the field of museums, heritage and conservation. The City of Dubrovnik, with its Mediterranean charm combined with the warm ambiance of the “Marin Držić” Theatre, provided an inspiring setting suitable for the direct and lively presentation of concepts and views. Europa Nostra is the main partner of this event and we can surely say that this year’s conference was a huge success.

For more information: http://www.thebestinheritage.com/

 

LE SALON INTERNATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE (4-7 NOVEMBER, PARIS)

From 4-7 November, Europa Nostra will be present at the International Heritage Show , the “Salon international du patrimoine culturel”, taking place at the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris. The Theme for 2010 is “The Mediterranean Heritage”. In 15 years, the show has hosted 281,389 visitors, 3,632 exhibitors and 368 conferences. Open to everyone involved in the heritage field, combining culture and economics, the International Heritage Show is both a showcase for quality craftsmanship, and heritage venues and sites. Read more Français

 

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND HERITAGE (5-6 JULY, MECHELEN)

Following the successful Conference "Heritage Care through Active Citizenship" held in March 2009, a 2nd European Conference on Civil Society and Heritage was held on 5-6 July 2010 in Mechelen (Belgium), during the Belgian Presidency of the European Union. Europa Nostra was again partner and took an active role in its realisation.

The 2010 Conference focused on the role of volunteers in the Cultural Heritage field and Board member Piet Jaspaert moderated one of the 4 workshops: “The Value of Cultural Heritage for Society”.

The Conference was very successful and gathered many participants from all over Europe.

A Conference Declaration will be available soon.

For more information: www.heritageorganisations.eu

 

THIRD YEAR OF ACLEU’S SUPPORT

For the third year, the Association of Charity Lotteries in the EU (ACLEU) will provide invaluable support, as corporate partner and associate organisation, to Europa Nostra’s flagship programme: the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. Europa Nostra appreciates highly ACLEU’s vital support.

For more information: www.acleu.eu

 

HERITAGE IN PERIL

 

ALLIANOI ABOUT TO BE SACRIFICED

Turkish NGO “Allianoi Initiative” led by Professor Ahmet Yaraş, have witnessed the “burying” of Allianoi: only the tops of Allianoi’s excavated walls and columns can be seen poking through as the site is being buried under sand! Workers employed by the Turkish State Waterworks Directorate are filling this outstanding Roman archaeological site with sand before submerging it under the planned reservoir behind the Yortanli irrigation dam whose effective life-span is not expected to exceed 50 years. EN Executive President Denis de Kergorlay wrote to top Turkish Government officials to urge a stop to the destruction of Allianoi and a move to develop the area for sustainable cultural and health tourism. Read more

 

PLACIDO DOMINGO: “THE HISTORIC HEART OF L’AQUILA MUST BE SAVED”

Europa Nostra President Plácido Domingo contributed an urgent appeal to save the Italian historic city of L'Aquila and the distinctive villages and cultural landscape of the surrounding Italian Abruzzo Region which were affected by the April 2009 earthquake. Italia Nostra continues to fight for the rapid repair of L’Aquila’s damaged buildings as the city’s citizens try to regain access to their homes (see video clip). “What is currently happening in L’Aquila is very, very sad. People have not only lost their houses, they have lost the memory and the roots which are connected to the historic city of L’Aquila….This wonderful expression of the soul of Italy and Europe must not be lost for future generations.” said Domingo”. Read more Français

 

ROSIA MONTANA CAMPAIGN MOVES TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Europa Nostra and Member organisation “Pro Patrimoinio” are organising a meeting on 23 November 2010 at the European Parliament in Brussels to draw the attention of the MEPs to and ask their support for our campaign to stop plans to utterly destroy the natural beauty and cultural significance of the Rosia Montana area with large scale open pit gold mining and the resulting poisonous slag. Rosia Montana contains ancient mine galleries dating back to the Roman times. Earlier this year, Executive President Denis de Kergorlay wrote to the Romanian Minister of Culture (29/03/2010) in support as he works to convince his government that the preservation of this site is the best choice. Read more Français

 

PUBLIC PRESSURE MAY STOP HIGH VOLTAGE LINES ALONG HARDANGER FJORD

Beautiful Hardanger Fjord and 3 spectacular side fjords on its northern side continues to be under threat! The pristine nature and the exceptional cultural landscape of the fjords of Western Norway are outstanding in a European and International context. Europa Nostra Norway has campaigned for their protection. Read more Français

 

For more information: Laurie Neale, Heritage in Peril/Communications +31 70 302 4055 or ln[at]europanostra[dot]org

 

HERITAGE TOURS 2011: REGISTER NOW!

 

The 2011 Heritage Tours Brochure has just been issued and has been sent to Members. There will again be a fine choice of original and fascinating tours, during which a strong variety of sights, including numerous private properties otherwise closed to the general public, will be seen. As usual, the proceeds of the tours are to benefit our activities in central and eastern Europe and the Heritage in Peril campaign. The programme comprises tours to Morocco (19 – 28 March), Valencia and surroundings (3 – 9 May), Mecklenburg Vorpommern ( 13 – 18 September) and finally Salzburg (a short pre-Christmas tour on 8 – 12 December). The tours are open to all Individual Members and to members of our Member Organisations, and it is hoped that they will be strongly supported, so as to ensure an attractive financial benefit for the worthy purposes enumerated above.

 

For more information: Barbara Zander, Heritage Tours Coordinator +31 70 302 4054 or bz [at] europanostra[dot]org

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

MEMBER ORGANISATIONS DIRECTORY 2010 AVAILABLE

The Europa Nostra Member Organisations Directory 2010 is available on the members only pages of our website. The directory has been arranged according to country and contains contact as well as basic information about  each Member Organisation. It is possible to download the full PDF document or to download only the member organisations of a specific country. If you have any queries about the use of the members login, please get in touch with Giuseppe Simone gs[at]europanostra[dot]org   Login now Français

 

EU PRIZE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE / EUROPA NOSTRA AWARDS

 

EUROPEAN HERITAGE AWARDS CEREMONY IN AMSTERDAM ON 10 JUNE 2010

As highlight of the 2011 Europa Nostra Annual Congress, the European Heritage Awards Ceremony will take place next year on June 10 in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam’s world famous historic concert hall. The future winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will be celebrated in the ceremony which will be presided by Europa Nostra’s new President Plácido Domingo, and Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. Read more

 

DISCOVER OUR 2010 LAUREATES

You can watch all the videos that were shown during the 2010 European Heritage Awards Ceremony at Aya Irini in Istanbul last June. These clips introduce each Laureate awarded in the 2010 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards and explain the significance of the 29 winning projects. Every week we will be putting on the website homepage the video presenting one of our 2010 Laureates. This week our focus goes to Le Collège des Bernardins in Paris, a Grand Prix winner from the Conservation category, and who will be holding their Local Awards Ceremony at the Collège during the week of the Salon international du patrimoine culturel on 4 November. watch videos

 

LOCAL AWARDS CEREMONIES

You can find out about upcoming and past Local Awards Ceremonies as well as conferences and other events on the calendar on our website

 

For more information: Carolien Fokke, Heritage Awards +31 70 302 4058 or eb[at]europanostra[dot]org

 

Newsletter compiled by Giuseppe Simone, Web Communications, +31 70 302 40 59 or gs[at]europanostra[dot]org

 

 

COLOPHON

 

Europa Nostra represents some 250 non-governmental organisations, 160 associate organisations and 1400 individual members from more than 50 countries who are fully committed to safeguarding Europe’s cultural heritage and landscapes. Together, we provide a powerful network for dialogue and debate, we celebrate the best heritage achievements; we campaign against threats to vulnerable heritage buildings, sites and landscapes, and we lobby for sustainable policies and high quality standards with regard to heritage.

 

We are the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe.

 

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PHOTO: Allianoi, Turkey

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