Europa Nostra launches new call for citizens debates on the future of Europe in heritage sites

Europa Nostra launches new call for citizens debates on the future of Europe in heritage sites

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On the occasion of Europe Day (9/05), Europa Nostra, CHARTER Alliance associate member,  launches a wide call to organise during 2021 inspiring and engaging citizens debates on the future of Europe in cultural heritage sites across Europe, in association with other 50 member organisations of the European Heritage Alliance. This grassroots initiative is a meaningful contribution both to the Conference on the Future of Europe and to the New European Bauhaus.

At the time when Europe and the world are preparing their recovery from the pandemic, let us recall the powerful message released by our European Heritage Alliance, exactly one year ago, on Europe Day 2020: Europe’s shared cultural heritage is a powerful catalyst for the future of Europe. As Europe’s citizens are invited to contribute to the Conference on the Future of Europe, we wish to mobilise Europe’s vast heritage movement and community to take an active part in this citizen-driven process. Let this year’s Europe Day become a renewed call to action for us all!” conveyed Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra.

All citizens and organisations are encouraged to organise a debate in selected heritage sites (including sites that have received a European Heritage Award or a European Heritage Label) across the European continent, while ensuring full respect of COVID-19 sanitary measures in place. In order to allow the widest participation possible, the initiative remains flexible with regards to the format, scale or duration of the debates.

To maximise the impact of these debates, their outcomes will be collected and shared on the relevant platforms of the Europa Nostra Agora, the Conference on the Future of Europe and the New European Bauhaus. Interested partners can find more detailed guidelines on how to participate and submit their events via the Europa Nostra Agora digital platform.

Learn more about this exciting initiative here.

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