Webinar “Civil Society in Action for Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is creating a huge humanitarian crisis, with victims among civilians and the military. In the context of these events, the cultural heritage in Ukraine, as a carrier of people’s identity and memory, is also under threat. Historic centres, museums and cultural institutions are being targeted, damaged and destroyed, while artists, scholars and cultural workers are deeply affected by these terrible acts.
Civil society organisations can and must help Ukraine in this difficult moment, by supporting initiatives for the protection of sites, museums, cultural infrastructure, and colleagues in the field and by planning for future activities of peace and reconciliation, restoration, reconstruction and the recovery of cultural life.
This meeting intends to provide an opportunity to highlight these chains of support, and to provide a collaborative exchange between civil society organisations and institutions/initiatives in Ukraine, to discuss concrete ways of providing short and medium-term support in their efforts to preserve the heritage and culture in Ukraine.
During our online encounter, representatives of the three co-hosting organisations, as well as representatives of other key European and International organisations, including UNESCO, ICOMOS and ALIPH, will have a dialogue with their interlocutors from Ukraine who are mobilised to protect the endangered cultural heritage in Ukraine and who need our solidarity and support.
This meeting also aims to raise awareness in solidarity with Ukrainian society, to promote crowdfunding campaigns, such as the initiative Support Ukraine’s Cultural Defenders launched by Europa Nostra and Global Heritage Fund, and to highlight any other cultural and natural heritage initiatives in support of the response to this crisis. We invite you to register for this webinar, to join us and participate in the chat.
This event is free-of-charge but registration is compulsory. Please note that due to limited capacity, registrations will be granted in a first come first served basis.