13 Oct 2020

Workshop “Cultural Heritage: part of the past or key to our future?”

The role of cultural heritage in the achievement of the goals of the European Green Deal will be tackled by POCITYF and Europa Nostra during this session part of the European Week of Regions and Cities

The primary push to mitigate climate change in Europe today comes from the European Green Deal (EGD). Among its many aims are calls for more energy-efficient, circular and climate-proof buildings, to be achieved in part through a wave of building renovations. While the texts laying out the EGD do not directly refer to heritage, this workshop aims to demonstrate how heritage is an issue of utmost importance to the EGD and so show heritage’s role in achieving these green ambitions. It will build on the European Heritage Green Paper currently being developed by Europa Nostra in cooperation with ICOMOS, as well as presentations of initiatives that European heritage cities, POCITYF’s Lighthouse city Évora among others, are implementing to speed up the green transition.



Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailovic, Secretary General, Europa Nostra, Netherlands.


Nuno Bilo, Mechanical Engineer, Évora City Council, Portugal.

Mato Mojaš, Senior Associate for Local Development and EU Funds, City of Dubrovnik Development Agency, Croatia.

Andrew Potts, Coordinator of the ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group, ICOMOS, France.


Register here.

13 Oct 2020, 14:30-16:00