Commissioner Vassiliou attends EuroMed 2012 conference on cultural heritage

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Commissioner Vassiliou attends EuroMed 2012 conference on cultural heritage

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will highlight the importance of EU investment in research and technology when she addresses the EuroMed 2012 conference in Limassol (Cyprus) on 1 November.

The event focuses on the impact of technology and innovation in the protection, restoration, preservation, digitization and presentation of cultural heritage. "The EU's Marie Curie researchers contribute greatly to the preservation of European heritage and this is not always sufficiently recognised," said the Commissioner." EuroMed 2012 is also an opportunity to raise awareness among decision-makers and the public about the value of cultural heritage for society and the European economy. We have a shared responsibility to protect it for future generations. Cultural heritage is a priority for our Culture Programme and the future Creative Europe programme. It is vital that we also continue to invest seriously in the Marie Curie Actions through the new Horizon 2020 programme and that the link between heritage, jobs and growth is fully recognised in the new generation of cohesion policy funds," she added. To find out more: The Euromed 2012 Conference, Marie Curie Actions, DG Education and Culture; Twitter @VassiliouEU (Contact: Dennis Abbott: +32.2.295.92.58)
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