Androulla Vassiliou and Plácido Domingo open heritage exhibition in Brussels
Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Plácido Domingo, the opera tenor and President of Europa Nostra, will open a photographic exhibition featuring winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards today (5 December, 17h30) at the Commission's Berlaymont headquarters in Brussels.
Following the opening, Commissioner Vassiliou and Placido Domingo will take part in a 'Citizens' Dialogue' at the city's Palais des Beaux Arts (IP/13/1194).
"The exhibition highlights the immense talent and dedication which exists in our heritage sector, as well as our pride in Europe as a continent of culture, creativity and excellence," commented Commissioner Vassiliou.
The exhibition, which runs until 20 December, includes 33 heritage projects from 33 countries which have won the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards since 2002. The Prize highlights excellence in four areas: restoration, research, dedicated service; and education, training and awareness-raising.
The exhibition is part of a series of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Europa Nostra, including the conference "Cultural Heritage for Europe, Europe for cultural heritage". All events require registration.
The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are organised every year with support from the Culture Programme, which has invested €40 million in co-financing heritage projects since 2007. For more information, see IP/13/279. (Contact person: Dennis Abbott: +32 2 295 92 58).