On 24 February 2022 Russia launched a violent and completely unjustified invasion of Ukraine, a peaceful and sovereign European country. During this war, Russia has killed and tortured thousands of civilians, extensively bombed Ukrainian cities, committed war crimes, and caused great destruction of the country’s cultural and architectural heritage. In this dramatic situation, the Ukrainian Institute, Ukraine’s cultural diplomacy organisation, joins cultural workers from across Europe to call on the European Council to symbolically award the title of the “European Capital of Culture and Peace 2022” to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The Board of UNeECC is also supporting the call. Prof. dr. Flora Carrjin, the President of UNeECC, Prof. William John Chambers and Prof. dr., Dr. h.c. László Imre Komlósi, the Vice-Presidents of UNeECC have already signed the petition.
Europa Nostra, the European Students' Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH) and the European Heritage Tribune met online on 16 February to launch the second edition of the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors (EHYA) Programme. 20 young heritage students/professionals – coming from a wide range of countries, such as Malta, Finland, Portugal, Syria or Lebanon, and with diverse backgrounds, from art history and law to architecture and archaeology – were selected to take part in this year's edition.
The ILUCIDARE Consortium, including Europa Nostra, and the European Commission are looking forward to welcoming you to this event presenting the achievements of the three-year ILUCIDARE project, and invite you to turn a new page for heritage, together!
Falling Walls Engage Pitches is a global pitch competition that gives a platform to breakthroughs in Science Engagement. The 2022 edition will be hosted as a physical event from 7 - 9 November in Berlin, Germany. Falling Walls Engage is a global platform for Science Engagement, hosted by the Falling Walls Foundation in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.