From: Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailovic <>


Pandemic and its impact on the heritage world

Dear Members of the Europa Nostra Family, 

We very much hope that you are all safe and healthy wherever you have got the opportunity to live and work in self-isolation due to the public health emergency related to the COVID-19.

At a time of on-going crisis and prevailing uncertainty, we now, more than ever, feel the need to be close to each other while staying physically apart. For this reason, I am pleased to share with you here enclosed a letter on behalf of our Executive President Hermann Parzginer and myself in my capacity as Secretary General of Europa Nostra. Through this letter, we would like to convey a message of hope, strength and solidarity to all of you in these trying times.

Likewise, through the 2 Annexes that accompany the letter, we would like to:

  • Kindly ask for your input to help us design and implement an adequate Europa Nostra Joint Advocacy Actionwith regard to the impacts of the COVID-19 on the heritage world. The longer-term objective of this consultation is to use this information as a basis for our joint advocacy efforts towards the European Union, its Member States and other relevant international, European and national bodies. (ANNEX 1)
  • Second, we would like to share with you some initial observations and update you on the work that Europa Nostra has been carrying in this front during the past two weeks. (ANNEX 2)

We very much look forward to hearing from you and we thank you in advance for your most valuable inputs. For more information on this vital consultation, please contact our colleague Lorena Aldana (, European Policy Coordinator at our Brussels Office.

With all our solidarity and friendship on behalf of the Europa Nostra team,

Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailović
Secretary General
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