European Week of Regions and Cities
European Week of Regions and Cities

Watch: #EURegionsWeek sessions on cultural heritage

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is an annual event dedicated to cohesion policy. The event brings together regions and cities, including their political representatives, as well as experts and academics, and offers a platform to discuss common challenges and exchange possible solutions. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the 18th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities is a virtual event. The event is spread over three consecutive weeks, each dedicated to one timely topic: Empowering CitizensCohesion & Cooperation and Green Europe.

The second week of the European Week of Regions and Cities, from Monday 12 till Friday 16 October, hosted several sessions on cultural heritage. Read more about these sessions below and watch the recordings of these sessions here.

Cultural heritage: Part of the past or key to our future?

Sneška Quaedvlieg - Mihailovic
Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailovic. Image: still recording European Week of regions and Cities session

On Tuesday 13 October, the question whether cultural heritage is part of the past or key to our future was adressed. The session built on the European Heritage Green Paper, which is currently being developed by Europa Nostra in cooperation with ICOMOS.

Moderator:

  • Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailovic: Secretary General, Europa Nostra, Netherlands.

Speakers:

  • Nuno Bilo: Mechanical Engineer, Évora City Council, Portugal.
  • Anne Grady, SNE – Cultural Policy (EAC.D.1), Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Belgium.
  • Mato Mojaš: Senior Associate for Local Development and EU Funds, City of Dubrovnik Development Agency, Croatia.
  • Andrew Potts: Coordinator of the ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group, ICOMOS, France.

Resilient heritage, cohesive society

Andrew Fryers
Andrew Fryers. Image: still recording European Week of Regions and Cities session

On Wednesday 14 October, best practices from 13 countries were presented. The result: a toolkit of policy and management ideas to enable cultural heritage to benefit society and to enable people to support heritage.

Moderators:

  • Andrew Fryers: External Expert, Sviluppumbria Spa, Italy.
  • Paul Thissen: Program Leader Heritage, partner Innocastle, Province of Gelderland, Netherlands.
  • Joep de Roo: Innocastle Project Manager, Eurodite, Romania.

Speakers:

  • Anna Maria Caputano: FINCH Project Coordinator, Regione Piemonte, Financial Assets and Resources Directorate, Italy.
  • Shirley Clerkin: Local Authority Heritage Officer, Monaghan County Council, Ireland.
  • Chiara Dall’Aglio: Coordinator Tourism and Promotion, PL SHARE, Sviluppumbria Spa, Italy.
  • Paul Thissen: Program Leader Heritage, partner Innocastle, Province of Gelderland, Netherlands.
  • Joep de Roo: Innocastle Project Manager, Eurodite, Romania.

Governing local heritage together

Julie Hervé
Julie Hervé. Image: still recording European Week of Regions and Cities session

On Thursday 15 October, the question how cities and regions foster participatory governance and civic engagement in cultural heritage was explored. The session was based on the lessons learned from the Cultural Heritage in Action project. 

Moderators:

  • Tracey Bardon: Visitor Experience Manager, Dublin City Council Culture Company, Ireland.
  • Iseult Byrne: CEO, Dublin City Council Culture Company, Ireland.
  • Julie Hervé: Senior Policy Advisor, EUROCITIES, Belgium.

Speakers:

  • Iseult Byrne: CEO, Dublin City Council Culture Company, Ireland.
  • Stefania Cerutti: Professore Associato di Geografia Economico-Politica, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Italy.
  • Julie Hervé: Senior Policy Advisor, EUROCITIES, Belgium.
  • Maciej Hofman: Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Belgium.
  • Arthur Le Gall: Director, KEA, Belgium.

Source: European Week of Regions and Cities.

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