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Education and Culture
Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:00 - 19:00

Venue: European Parliament, Plenary chamber  |  City: Ixelles

Martens building

Today more than ever, it is vital to highlight and foster European heritage and creativity. On 26 June 2018, the European Parliament is therefore organising a High-Level Conference on “Cultural heritage in Europe” in the Hemicycle at the initiative of President Tajani and in close cooperation with the Committee on Culture and Education, chaired by Ms Petra Kammerevert.

The conference takes place against the backdrop of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The Year’s objective is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. To this end, “cultural heritage” is conceptualised as being central to the past, present and future of the European integration project. This is manifest in the motto of the Year: Our heritage: where the past meets the future. +

The conference seeks to draw citizens and in particular young people’s attention to the rich heritage of Europe, which is both unique and diverse. It is a gift shared by the Continent’s citizens and shaped over 3,000 years of common history. Though characterised by diversity, that heritage is immediately recognisable as “European” and helps answer the fundamental question of who we are, which in turn allows us to meet other cultures with openness and confidence.

The opening session of the conference is followed by three thematic panels on “Cultural Heritage and Europeanness”, “Preserving and Promoting Cultural Heritage” and “Innovation and Economic Potential of Cultural Heritage”. Each panel will include artists (music, cookery, architecture, design, photography, etc.) and stakeholders delivering testimonies.

Three live music performances and an exhibition on video games complement

the conference programme.



Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Ixelles


All Dates

  • Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:00 - 19:00

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