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Europe Day Manifesto Published: ‘Cultural Heritage: a powerful catalyst for the future of Europe’

On Europe Day (9th May 2020), a day which commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, members of the European Heritage Alliance, in collaboration with Europa Nostra presented the Europe Day Manifesto entitled ‘Cultural Heritage: a powerful catalyst for the future of Europe’.

The Manifesto will be shared with all Presidents of the European Institutions, and EU Heads of State or Government and to relevant members of the European Commission. By sharing the manifesto as broadly as possible, we hope to gather at least 5000 signatures, and express the willingness of major European and international heritage networks to assist with the social and economic recovery of Europe in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The manifesto addresses key benefits of supporting cultural heritage in the aftermath of the issues that have arisen as a result of the global pandemic. It includes details on how the cultural heritage might contribute to Healing Europe, Being Europe, Digitally Transforming Europe, Greening Europe, Regenerating Europe, and Embracing the World.

Please help us to mobilise the Cultural Heritage Sector and SIGN THE MANIFESTO AND SUPPORT EUROPE’S CULTURAL HERITAGE

The Manifesto was discussed during the Europe Day Webinar, held on the 9th May. The webinar hosted a large number of influential speakers, including our Executive President: Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth; Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee; Nina Obuljen-Koržinek, Croatian Minister of Culture and Acting Chair of the EU Council of Ministers; Sabine Verheyen, Chair of the European Parliament Culture and Education Committee; Anne Karjalainen, Member of the European Committee of the Regions and Chair of the SEDEC commission; Hermann Parzinger, President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and Executive President of Europa Nostra; as well as Stéphane Bern, well-known French author and TV journalist.

If you missed the session, you can catch it when the session is available online. We will post a link to the session on our News Section as soon as it is released.

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