"Cultural heritage as a key resource for the sustainable development of our cities" – Side event at Mayors forum
Location:Brussels in Belgium
Main organizer(s):DG Education And Culture
The EU-China Mayors Forum will gather EU and Chinese Mayors willing to share experience in moving towards sustainable, integrated and efficient solutions. The Mayor Forum will allow mayors and Party secretaries, local decision-makers, city planners, business and NGOs to exchange experiences.
Cultural heritage is of great value to society. Its significance will keep growing in the 21st century. While cultural heritage is an important part of our identity building, its role as a motor of economic and social development strategies is being more and more recognised by local and regional authorities in Europe. Today cultural heritage is a determining factor influencing European citizens quality of life and their choice of living environment.
Europe has a unique and successful experience in the protection and promotion of cultural heritage as an important resource for development. This excellence is historically the result of a strong public sector dealing with heritage in the Member States and open interaction and co-operation with the private sector. During the info session the participants both from public and NGO/private sectors will present the European experience in heritage policies and legislations at national and European level, in heritage management, preservation and conservation (including on related know-how and technologies) and in the place of heritage in urban development strategies.
Venue: 19 September 2012, Rue de Mot 24, 14:00-17:30
14.00-14.30 - Welcome and registration
14.30-14.40 - Introduction by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Unit "Culture policy, diversity and intercultural dialogue"
14.40-15.00 - Bruno Verbergt, Director, Department for Culture, Sports and Youth, Antwerp "Cultural heritage and urbanization in Antwerp"
15.00-15.20 - Brian Smith, Secretary General, Heritage Europe – The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions “The importance of cities ‘Investing in Heritage’ as a catalyst for regeneration"
15.20-15.40 - Prof. Anne-Marie Draye, Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation "The European experience with international standard-setting conventions: towards integrated conservation"
15.40-16.00 - Peter Cox, Consultant, Member of ICOMOS “Shared Knowledge – essential to Energy Efficiency in Heritage and Traditional Buildings”
16.00-16.20 - Coffee break
16.20-16.40 - Piet Jaspaert, Board member, Europa Nostra "Heritage & Cities: Engaging citizens and promoting excellence"
16.40-17.00 - Laurie Neale, Architect & Heritage Consultant “Private-public partnerships in maintaining heritage in historic cities”
17.00-17.30 - Discussion
Letzte Aktualisierung: 18