Androulla VASSILIOU, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth attends the EUROPA NOSTRA Awards Ceremony at the Villa Empain, Brussels:
Première transmission: 03/10/2011
Fin de production: 03/10/2011
On 3 October, Androulla Vassiliou, took part in a ceremony at the Villa Empain in Brussels to celebrate its recent prize at the 2011 EU Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.
A plaque commemorating the award will be placed on the building. The prize was awarded to the Boghossian Foundation for their restoration of the 1935 house, which is one of the finest examples of art-deco architecture in Europe. As well as being completely restored, the building hosts a centre for art and dialogue between the cultures of East and West. Charles Picqué, Minister-President of the region of Brussels, also attended the ceremony. The EU Prizes for Cultural Heritage were announced in Amsterdam on 10 June
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||Androulla Vassiliou, , Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, arriving and shaking hands with organisers (4 shots)
||General view of the people
||SOUNDBITE (in English) Androulla Vassiliou, saying that: The EU Commission has been supporting the prize since 2002 in cooperation with 'Europa Nostra'. And I would like to take this occasion to thank once again our friends at 'Europa Nostra' for their years of commitments and fine work in this field.
||Androulla Vassiliou, Jean Boghossian, President of Boghossian Federation and Charles Piqué, Belgian Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region Government, unveiling the plaque commemorating the Europa Nostra award (2 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou, Jean Boghossian, Charles Piqué and Sneska Quadulieg-Mitrailavic, General Secretary of 'Europa Nostra'
||General view of the event