Civil society calls on EU leaders to recognise fundamental role of cultural heritage for the future of Europe.
The Hague, 2 February 2017 – Ahead of the informal summit of European leaders on the future of the EU in Valletta on 3 February 2017, 40 European heritage networks that form the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 are urging EU leaders to recognise the fundamental role of Europe’s shared cultural heritage for bringing people in Europe together. The Alliance calls on EU leaders to seize the historic opportunity of the upcoming European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 to convey this positive and cohesive message to Europe’s citizens. In this way, the European heritage networks reiterate their appeal sent to the 28 EU Heads of State or Government last December in which they also advocate the need for adequate financial resources to be provided for the European Year at all levels of governance – European, national, regional and local.
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