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Live Announcement of the 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe

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Join us for the Live Announcement of the 2023 List of 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Europe on 13 April 2023 (11:00-12:30 CET).Guy Clausse, Executive Vice-President of Europa Nostra, together with Bruno Rossignol, Head of Programme for Climate and Heritage at the European Investment Bank Institute, will host the online event where the much-awaited list of 7 Most Endangered monuments and heritage sites 2023 will be unveiled.

Representatives from the organisations that nominated the 7 selected sites will contribute to the online event, which will be moderated by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra.

The 7 Most Endangered programme mobilises public and private partners on a local, national and European level to find a viable future for threatened monuments and sites in Europe. The 7 Most Endangered Programme, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is run by Europa Nostra in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute. It also has the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Join us on 13 April to find out which heritage sites in Europe have been selected by the Europa Nostra Board for the 2023 List of 7 Most Endangered! We count on you to support us in our mission to raise awareness of and save these sites!

IMPORTANT: This online event is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

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EU unterstützt umfassende Ausnahmen für historische Gebäude

Wie schon in einigen Aussendungen beschrieben, steht gerade die EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) im Europäischen Parlament zur Diskussion.  Die Gefahr war, dass unsere historischen Gebäude, wenn sie nicht unter Denkmalschutz stehen, in die Kategorie G fallen.  Dies würde bedeuten, dass deren Nutzung bzw. Vermarktung faktisch ausgeschlossen wird. Den europaweit national agierenden Verbänden zur Erhaltung historischer Gebäude und des kulturellen Erbes ist es unter der Führung von European Historic Houses gelungen, die Formulierung dahingehend wesentlich abzuändern.

Hier die Aussendung von EHH zu diesem Thema.

Event: European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage

 15 March [European Commission] Online

Invitation from Europa Nostra

The European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage will be a one-of-a-kind digital infrastructure that will enable unparalleled transdisciplinary and large-scale collaboration between cultural heritage professionals across the EU through cutting-edge digital tools. With an envisaged budget of €110 million until 2025 from Horizon Europe dedicated to support its development and establishment, the Cloud will foster cooperation and co-creation among cultural, creative and technology sectors and will help safeguard European cultural treasures through a digital infrastructure. On 15 March, the European Commission organises an online event to kick-start the formation of a community of practice between cultural heritage professionals and demonstrate how the European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage can be useful in their everyday work. All professionals in the field of Cultural Heritage who wish to be involved in this effort are invited to participate in the event. 


How to register?

  • Access this link
  • Create an account and log in to your profile
  • Register on the event platform
  • Click on the „join now“ button to participate  

European Heritage Hub

Europa Nostra and its partners selected to implement EU-funded pilot project 

Europa Nostra and a group of relevant partners, including the Europeana Foundation, Eurocities, ICLEI and KU Leuven (see full list below), have been selected for EU funding for the implementation of a pilot project establishing a European Heritage Hub. This ambitious project will gather diverse expertise and pool resources to mobilise and strengthen the cultural heritage-driven movement in Europe. This pilot project, funded by the European Union, will run for two years (Spring 2023 – Spring 2025). Mehr

Erasmus+ project HERIT Invitation


Invitation to HERIT MOOC Early Bird Access

European Historic Houses have kindly invited our members to their exclusive HERIT MOOC Early Bird Access starting on March 6th, 2023.
The HERIT MOOC  is a project focused on offering online courses aimed at strengthening the commercial and digital expertise of private owners and their current and future employees. This course consists of 4 distinct modules centring around the development of skills in cultural heritage management and digital communication tools, while also encouraging the implementation of innovative solutions in the field of cultural tourism.
Each of the four modules comprises a theoretical part illustrated by practical examples implemented by private owners. You can then assess your newly acquired knowledge through quick exercises at the end of each module. This training is based on a learning model extended over 4 weeks, and which requires a commitment of 3 to 5 hours per week. Upon completion of all modules, you will be awarded a HERIT Training Certificate of Attendance. As it is important to maintain new skills, you will not only be ready to put them into practice in your historic house as soon as you complete the MOOC, but you will also have the opportunity to come back and consult the different modules as many times as you wish in order to refresh your memory.

The HERIT MOOC will officially be available following the project’s final conference scheduled for 23 May in Brussels. Nevertheless, we would like to kindly offer early bird access to our network for helping us create such high-quality work. This preview includes an exclusive evaluation activity, giving participants the opportunity to share their impressions and comments with the project team. Thus, by taking part, you would also allow us to collect first valuable feedback on the HERIT platform and its content.
In addition, we are also offering all attendees of this early session priority access to our Workshop on “How to use digital tools to maximise the visibility of your heritage property ?”, also scheduled for 23 May. Indeed, on the same day as the HERIT final conference, we invite you to attend a workshop composed of relevant expert interventions followed by a brainstorming session. This high-quality event will bring together a large network of stakeholders to encourage the sharing of best practices among private owners and professionals. Moreover, it will especially aim at helping early MOOC participants with advancing the skills developed during the online courses.
Feel free to consult the leaflet below for more information regarding the course and its content.

You can register by filling out this form.


Debate – Cultural Deal for Europe policy


Join us for the Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation: Culture is the new energy for Europe

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28 February 2023 (15.00-18.00 CET) │ Online

Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra – also in its capacity as coordinator of the European Heritage Alliance – are pleased to invite you to join this year’s edition of the Cultural Deal for Europe policy conversation: Culture is the new energy for Europe on 28 February. You can follow the debate live online from 15.00-18.00 CET.The European Parliament elections 2024 are approaching, preceded in 2023 by the mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which might add extra resources to the EU’s budget for the second half of the financial cycle to tackle the era of polycrisis.Culture and cultural heritage need to be at the core of both debates and strategically associated in the collective effort ahead of the major democratic exercise in Europe. Culture is a fundamental value for democracy and it is our duty to imagine the future place and role of culture and cultural heritage in Europe.In the frame of the Cultural Deal for Europe campaign, Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation and Europa Nostra have just released Our Vision for a Culture Deal: Until 2024 and Beyond, which puts forward 8 proposals to put culture centre stage in EU’s policies.On 28 February, representatives from the three partner organisations will discuss these proposals with the members of the European Parliament representing various political groups. You are invited to follow the event live online and take part in an open and democratic conversation between the European policy-makers and the cultural ecosystem. Stay tuned for the programme!

To follow the debate live online, please register by 27 February 2023.
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‘La Légion d’Honneur’ Europa Nostra’s Secretary General



Europa Nostra’s Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović awarded the highest French distinction,
‘La Légion d’Honneur’

Read here the full press release in French

On behalf of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, the Ambassador of France to Serbia, Pierre Cochard, presented the distinction of the national order of the Legion of Honour, in the rank of Knight (‘Chevalière’), to Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra, at a memorable ceremony held on 21 October 2022 at the Residence of France in Belgrade in the presence of a high-level delegation of Europa Nostra from various European countries. ‘La Légion d’Honneur’, the highest distinction conferred by the French Republic, was awarded to Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović for her “unreserved commitment to the preservation of heritage in Serbia and more widely in Europe, in close collaboration with France” and for her “dedication and commitment to the cultural dimension of the European project”.

In his address, the Ambassador of France to Serbia paid tribute to Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović. “Welcoming you to this embassy has a very special meaning: this building is a masterpiece of Belgrade’s heritage and its facade is inspired by that of the Palace of the Légion d’Honneur in Paris, located on the banks of the Seine. With you, dear Sneška, the Seine has never been so close to the Sava and the Danube. Your itinerary is indeed that of a convinced European. (…) It is your exceptional journey at the service of European integration through culture, based on the conviction that heritage is our common good, that France rewards today,” stated Pierre Cochard.

Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, ‘La Légion d’Honneur’ has been rewarding the outstanding merits of citizens and designating them as “models of French civil service” for 220 years.

In her acceptance speech, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, affirmed:“I am deeply honoured with this high distinction granted by the President of the French Republic. I owe it to my family, my teachers and so many extraordinary people with whom I have had the privilege to work for 30 years promoting the mission of Europa Nostra.”“I have deep respect and admiration for President Macron’s vision and determination to strengthen the feeling of belonging to a large European family through more ambitious European policy and action in favour of our shared cultural heritage.”“I receive the Légion d’Honneur with gratitude but also with great humility and, above all, with a deep sense of responsibility. We all know that the ideals, the values and the wonderful cultural heritage which constitute the soul and the “raison d’être” of our Europe, are today seriously threatened, in too many places in Europe, especially in Ukraine, but also in Serbia.”She concluded by saying “My life’s mission is far from complete. France, Serbia and Our Europe can count on me to continue – until the last breath – to defend and celebrate a Europe of Values and a Europe of Culture”.In addition to the large number of family, friends and colleagues of Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, the ceremony at the Residence of France was attended by Emanuele Giaufret, Ambassador of the European Union to Serbia. Maestro Prof. Ljubiša Jovanović, renowned flute player and Artistic Ambassador of Europa Nostra in Serbia performed the famous solo piece for flute – the Syrinx by the French composer Claude Debussy as a musical tribute to Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović.A high-level delegation of Europa Nostra from different European countries attended the award-giving ceremony. It was led by Denis de Kergorlay (France), Honorary President of Europa Nostra and President of the Cercle de l’Union Interallié, who is himself ‘Chevalier de l’ordre de la Légion d’Honneur’. Other members of the delegation were the Board members Laurent Lévi-Strauss (France) and Prof. Paolo Vitti (Italy); the Council members Jorge Chaminé (France), Uwe Koch (Germany) and Jimmy Jamar (Belgium); the former Vice-President Marques de Santa Cruz (Spain); three representatives of Europa Nostra’s large membership in Greece, Louisa Anastopoulou, Prof. Fani Malouchou-Tufano and Ioana Mikrou; and the Dutch Life member Harry Bodifée; as well as Nada Hosking representing Europa Nostra’s partner organisation from the USA, the Global Heritage Trust. Europa Nostra Serbia was represented by its President, Prof. Irina Subotić, its Secretary General, Vesna Marjanović, who is also a newly elected member of the Europa Nostra Council, and its Board members.The delegation of Europa Nostra and Europa Nostra Serbia, with invited guests from Belgrade, also participated in the events held in Belgrade on 20-22 October 2022 by Europa Nostra to mark this special occasion, namely the European Conversation on the Strategic Value of Cultural Heritage, the Chamber Music Concert offered by Maestro Prof. Ljubiša Jovanović and a string quartet composed of his special guests, as well as the visits to museums and historic sites in Belgrade, including the Belgrade Fortress, which was included on the 2020 List of 7 Most Endangered sites in Europe.Full Press Release (in English & French)Acceptance speech (in English, French & Serbian)Photos of the ceremonyBiography of Sneška Quaedvlieg-MihailovićMedia ArticlesExtended interview with Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović – online version and printed version – published on 2 November 2022 by CorD Magazine, a monthly publication produced in Belgrade (in English)
Extended television interview with Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović broadcast on 24 October 2022 by Radio-Television of Vojvodina (in Serbian)

European Cultural Heritage Summit 2022

Europa Nostra

Between 25 and 27 September, in impressive heritage locations of the World Heritage City of Prague – from the Czech Museum of Music to the Art Nouveau Residence of the Mayor of Prague and from the Neo-Renaissance Žofín Palace to the stunning State Opera, we celebrated the winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2022, we discussed the most pressing concerns of the heritage ecosystem, and we have mobilised Europe’s heritage sector to jointly act for a more peaceful, beautiful and sustainable future.

The Prague Summit brought together heritage stakeholders, policy-makers at all levels of governance, civil society organisations as well as heritage enthusiasts from all across Europe and beyond. It also provided a space and platform to emerging heritage professionals and students who took part in The Future is Heritage Summit, a four-day capacity-building and intergenerational event. 

The European Cultural Heritage Summit 2022 culminated with the publication of the document below:


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