European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018
at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, Madrid, Spain
DATE: 22/5/2016
Joining forces for the European Year of Heritage 2018 The European Commission’s recent announcement to propose a European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 was enthusiastically welcomed and discussed by hundreds of heritage players from all over Europe during the European Heritage Congress in Madrid from 22-27 May 2016.
During the European Heritage Awards Ceremony held at the Zarzuela Theatre on 24 May, EU Commissioner for Culture Tibor Navracsics called on all heritage stakeholders “to be a vital part of the Commission’s efforts to make this Year a success”, while Europa Nostra’s President Plácido Domingo reiterated that Europa Nostra stands ready to actively contribute to the effective implementation of this momentous initiative, which has the potential to generate the much needed positive energy and cohesive force between communities and citizens in Europe. 
A similar message was conveyed by Plácido Domingo to the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker at their meeting in Brussels on 18 May.

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