Join the European Heritage Hub’s First ‘Heritage Dialogues’ Webinar on Democracy and Inclusion

The European Heritage Hub invites you to its inaugural ‘Heritage Dialogues’ Webinar, themed ‘Cultural Heritage for an Inclusive and Democratic Europe’. This online event will take place on Tuesday, 11 June 2024, from 11:00 to 13:00 CET.

Engage with representatives from the European Commission, the Council of Europe, Civil Society Organisations, as well as Local and National Representatives, as we discuss the role of cultural heritage in fostering democracy and a more inclusive society. In the wake of the European elections, a crucial time when Europe’s citizens have exercised their democratic rights, the key role of democracy and the rule of law will also be explored. 

This webinar aims to provide a platform for members of the Hub’s Community of Interest – extending beyond heritage professionals – to reflect on Europe’s better future, placing culture and heritage at the centre. 


  • Welcome: Sneška Quaedvlieg–Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra and Project Leader of the European Heritage Hub
  • Opening remarks:
    • Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon 
  • Panel Discussion, moderated by Sneška Quaedvlieg–Mihailović:
    • Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General, DG EAC, European Commission
    • Maria Luz Martínez Seijo, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Culture, Education and Democratic Values of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
    • Pâquerette Demotes-Mainard, Director, ACTA VISTA
  • Breakout sessions
    • Inclusion (moderated by Cristina Garzillo, Head of Built Environment, Culture and Heritage, ICLEI)
    • Democracy (moderated by Marshall Marcus, Director of European Union Youth Orchestra)
    • Cultural Citizenship (moderated by Jimmy Jamar, Head of Brussels Office, Europa Nostra)
  • Breakout reports
  • Closing remarks: Irina Bokova, Chair of the Democracy and Culture Foundation, and former Director-General of UNESCO

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative discussion on Europe’s cultural heritage and its role in shaping an inclusive and democratic future. 

This webinar is free-of-charge but registration is compulsory. Register by 10 June 2024.

About the ‘Heritage Dialogues’ Webinar Series

This webinar is the first in a series, each aligning with the five pillars of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage and a sixth to address cultural heritage in EU neighbouring countries, including the Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova, and the Caucasus. The insights from these discussions will guide the future direction of the Hub’s EU-funded pilot project.

The series is open to the Hub’s Community of Interest, welcoming both heritage and non-heritage professionals with an interest in cultural heritage and its impact across various sectors. To stay updated on future initiatives and opportunities, subscribe to the Community of Interest here. Additionally, our Community of Practice is tailored for heritage professionals. 

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