sandra beogradFrom June 15 to June 2017 Belgrade hosted a big conference entitled “Cultural Heritage Counts for (South-East) Europe” and capacity building days entitled “Education and Citizen Engagement” organized by Europa Nostra – a pan-European network for cultural heritage, Europa Nostra Serbia and South East European Heritage Network in partnership with the Creative Europe Programme, European Commission and ICOM SEE - International Council of Museums South East Europe Alliance. The event was attended by Expeditio representative Aleksandra Kapetanović.

The second day of the conference (Friday, 16 June) ended with the performance of the documentary play “KoTo(r) o Kotoru”.

The event gathered international experts and stakeholders from SEE region in discussing Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe report, the first research implemented on European level that analysed the impact of cultural heritage on cultural, social, environmental and ecological development. Reflecting on experiences and data from Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the conference aimed to initiate a discussion about integrated approach to heritage in relation to sustainable development among practitioners, researchers and policy makers taking into account the examples, approaches and specificities of Serbia and wider Southeast Europe. By sharing new perspectives and innovative practices from the Southeastern part of Europe, the organizers also wished to stimulate a stronger presence and input from heritage stakeholders from South-East Europe to Europa Nostra activities and European programs and policies.

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