There are 44 ICOMOS National Committees in Europe. Within the informal framework of the ICOMOS Europe Group, these Committees cooperate bilaterally, multilaterally, at sub-regional and regional level – and actively participate in ICOMOS’ international activities, in particular with the International Scientific Committees (for whom many Committees have national mirror Scientific Committees). The Europe Group holds an annual meeting, accompanied by a scientific conference and side-events, hosted on a rotational basis by one of the Committees, and a working meeting during the ICOMOS General Assemblies.
The conference "Cherishing heritage. Quality principles for interventions on cultural heritage", organised by the European Commission in cooperation with ICOMOS, will take place in Venice, Italy on 22-23 November 2018.
Last 23 April 2018, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform organised a Forum entitled “European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: International Perspectives” in Brussels. It was an opportunity to look at the international perspectives of the main themes of European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). Cultural heritage professionals from outside Europe were invited to exchange and share experiences with European experts, cultural operators and EU policy makers. The Forum was attended by 250 participants and was widely relayed on social media.
ICOMOS Europe Group releases Symposium proceedings on Neighborhood conflicts and neighborhoods co-operations in Europe
This e-publication contains the proceedings of the Scientific symposium that was held on the occasion of the annual meeting of the ICOMOS Europe Group (Berlin, 3–6 June 2017). The report presents neighborhood conflicts and co-operations in Europe with 15 examples of shared War Heritage (from boundary stones to the Green belt and the Iron curtain) and trans-boundary cooperation projects in many fields such as comparative studies, monument restructuring, and conservation of rural and biological areas. It also includes a section about the creation of a European Heritage label Network to commemorate the European history heritage.
The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future.*
As one of the official “stakeholders” for the European Year, ICOMOS will participate by organizing activites and events at international level and locally through its National Committees.
- ICOMOS at the European Cultural Heritage Summit
- EYCH 2018 - Upcoming events
- Events archives and outcomes
- European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: How to Request the Label of the Year