Europa Nostra and Slow Food present joint policy brief on food and cultural heritage
On 17 November 2020, Europa Nostra and Slow Food hosted the online conference “Food and cultural heritage: An EU policy perspective”. The conference was the concluding event of the Food is Culture project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme.During the event, a joint policy brief was presented.
Jimmy Jamar, head of Europa Nostra’s Brussels Office, pointed out: “It should be evident that food is culture, that food is heritage. But the existence of the Food is Culture project shows that we still have a lot of work to do to bring heritage and food as a transversal element into EU policies”.
Through the joint policy brief, the Food is Culture project partners intend to: “draw the EU institutions’ attention to the value of food cultural heritage as a social, economic and environmental asset, with a special focus on the vast potential of the cultural and creative sector that needs to be further supported through a conducive and coherent policy framework encompassing culture, growth, environment and intercultural dialogue”.
Watch the recording of the online conference here and read the joint policy brief here.