25-27.09 | European Cultural Heritage Summit 2022

The European Cultural Heritage Summit 2022, organised by Europa Nostra in cooperation with the European Commission and the Czech Ministry of Culture, during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place in Prague from 25 to 27 September 2022.

The Summit included the annual Cultural Heritage Awards ceremony, cultural heritage sessions, and as the closing event, the European Heritage Policy Agora “For a Value and Culture-Driven Europe”, which took place in the Žofín Palace. This inspiring full-day event addressed some of the most pressing challenges facing the heritage ecosystem in Europe, such as the need to mobilise forces and voices in solidarity with Ukraine’s endangered cultural heritage, the role of cultural heritage in fostering peace and solidarity within our societies, and the values of beauty and sustainability for an inclusive green transformation.

The EUYO took part in the European Heritage Policy Agora with a video presentation of EUYO alumna Anna Kuk’s powerful Trobairitz ‘Histoires Naturelles’, a series of concerts across Paris with no carbon footprint, and combining music, poetry, videos, and engaging audience participation, which won an EUYO Café Bauhaus award.

EUYO Secretary General Marshall Marcus closed the final session of the Summit with a key note address ‘For a Value and Culture-Driven Europe’ in which he presented the EUYO Peace in Europe and ALPHA MISSION ΔELOS projects, highlighting that “staring at our challenges in Europe, [no solution] seems possible unless we become real bridge builders with culture, and particularly bridge builders with value driven culture”. The address finished with the sending in real time of a message from the Heritage Summit to a session of MONDIACULT 2022 in Mexico City asking MONDIAULT to propose a culture goal for the UN’s post-2030 Sustainability Agenda.