Europa Nostra Finland will once again present its citizen participation focused seminar, in celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The seminar, Taking Part in Cultural Heritage Matters, will feature a number of significant players from Europa Nostra and other European agencies. Their input will help enlighten attendees on how they can be more involved in acknowledging, preserving, and engaging with cultural history in the region.
The seminar will be opened by the chair of Europa Nostra Finland, Tapana Mustonen, and will feature a number of presentations and discussions throughout the day. There will also be a book launch as part of the programme, of the publication Heritage is ours! – Citizens participating in decision-making, developed from the first seminar.
The seminar will close with an evening function that includes dinner, drinks and a historic guided tram tour of what is considered to be Finland’s “biggest and most diverse cultural centre”, Kaapelitehdas. The centre is based in a former Nokia cable factory and the tour is free of charge. Tickets for the dinner and drinks portion of the evening are €60 and you can view the menu here. The seminar’s full programme can be viewed here.
The Taking Part in Cultural Heritage Matters Seminar will be held on Monday 12th of March 2018 at 1pm, at the Ritarihuone (the House of Nobility) in Helsinki, Finland. The seminar is free and open to everybody. Register here at the latest by Monday 26th February to secure your seat and a copy of the book. The book and the seminar has been financed by The Ministry of the Environment, The Ministry of Education and Culture, Turku University Foundation, Åbo Akademi, Åbo Akademi Foundation and Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)