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.