On the occasion of art historian Ferdinand Meder’s Grand Prix, awarded by the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017, the exhibition Europa Nostra: Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values will open on Monday, 19 February 2018, at 6 pm in Oris House of Architecture. The exhibition will present a selected number of awarded projects and initiatives, as well as provide an insight into the range of activities of the organization Europa Nostra. The exhibition will remain on view until 3 March 2018.
As a part of the programme of the exhibition opening, there will also be a panel discussion including the following speakers: Nina Obuljen Koržinek (Croatian Minister of Culture), Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović (Secretary General of Europa Nostra), Ferdinand Meder (Grand Prix Winner of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017), Višnja Kisić (Secretary General of Europa Nostra Serbia) and Goran Tomka (UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management). The discussion will be delivered in Croatian language.
European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
Launched by the European Commission (in 2002) and run by Europa Nostra, it is the Europe’s most prestigious heritage prize. It recognizes the best achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service as well as education, training and awareness-raising. Over 400 remarkable accomplishments have already been awarded.
Founded on 29 November 1963 in Paris. For over 50 years, it has celebrated, protected and lobbied for cultural heritage. Europa Nostra is today recognised as the most representative heritage organisation in Europe with members from over 40 countries. Its mission includes: giving shape and voice to an ever-growing citizens’ movement to support cultural and natural heritage across Europe; advocating heritage – with its multiple benefits for our economy, society, culture and the environment – towards policy-makers at all levels of governance: local, regional, national, European and on a global scale; campaigns to save Europe’s most endangered heritage sites and support actions led by our member organisations; promoting best practices in the heritage field across Europe – from research to conservation, from education, training and awareness-raising to the dedicated service of professionals and volunteers.