Europa Nostra at 60 – The Past

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Europa Nostra at 60 – The Past

60 years ago, on 29 November 1963, Europa Nostra was founded at the Council of Europe premises in Paris. Starting out with 11 founding members, it has become the largest civil society network dedicated to cultural heritage in Europe. Today, it gives voice to over 300 organisations from across Europe and beyond. At this occasion Europa Nostra produced a series of podcasts presenting its history, current projects and plans for the future.

In this podcast, we reflect on Europa Nostra’s history and the individuals who have shaped it over time.

Audio producer and journalist John Beauchamp from Free Range Productions followed events during the European Heritage Summit in Venice in September 2023 and gathered a mosaic of voices celebrating activities of Europa Nostra across decades. Europa Nostra Heritage Hub proudly assisted in production of these audio podcasts.

This episode features the following voices:

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović (Secretary General of Europa Nostra)

Luisella Pavan-Woolfe (Director of the Council of Europe Office in Venice)

Lydia Carras (Council Member of Europa Nostra and President of ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage ELLET)

Androulla Vassiliou (Vice-President of Europa and former European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Youth and Sport)

Guy Clausse (Executive Vice-President of Europa Nostra, co-founder of the 7 Most Endangered programme and former Dean of the European Investment Bank Institute)

Prof. Jacek Purcha (Vice-President of Europa Nostra and former Director of International Cultural Centre (ICC) in Kraków).

The production and promotion of this podcast series received the generous financial support of Europa Nostra’s partner La Fondation Hippocrène. The podcast Europa Nostra at 60 is part of the Europa Nostra’s Network project European Cultural Heritage Agora co-funded by the European Union.