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Conference to probe saving Europe’s heritage

The most threatened monuments and heritage sites in Europe will be the subject of a conference in Nicosia on Tuesday and Wednesday that will see decision-makers, professionals and volunteers from 20 countries mobilise efforts to save European heritage.

The aim of the conference is threefold: first, to share the lessons learned since the launch of the 7 Most Endangered programme in 2013 and discuss the way forward, while presenting EU policies and actions taken for heritage at risk and various already existing funding schemes; second, sharing some best practice examples of saving endangered sites by the winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards; and third, drawing particular attention to the case of the Buffer Zone in the Historic Centre of Nicosia, which was listed among the 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in 2013.

Speakers will include Executive Vice-President of Europa Nostra Guy Clausse, Vice-President of Europa Nostra Androulla Vassiliou, Deputy Dean of the European Investment Bank Institute Henry von Blumenthal, Minister of Communications and Works Vassiliki Anastassiadou and Special Representative of UNSG Elizabeth Spehar. Nicosia mayors Constantinos Yiorkadjis and Mehmet Harmanci, will participate in a panel discussion on the Buffer Zone.

7 most endangered
October 23-24, CVAR, Ermou Nicosia. For more information: [email protected], Tel: 22 300994



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