Heritage Tribune project: Connecting Southeastern Europe

The countries in Southeastern Europe are relatively unknown to us, in Western Europe. Language barriers and political, historical and cultural differences mean that relatively little exchange of knowledge takes place.

This is also an important issue for the European Heritage Tribune, the independent pan-European Heritage newsletter. Although the newsletter is now distributed across all countries in Europe, there are still relatively few concrete contacts, little reporting and few subscribers from this part of Europe.

Connecting Southeastern Europe

During six months, starting IVEM will join forces with the Croatian restoration architect Tamara Rogić. Dutch based Tamara is a University Lecturer at Delft University of Technology and worked for ten years as Architectural Conservation Officer at the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture in Croatia

The project primarily focuses on mapping the most important heritage organizations and heritage projects in the region. Subsequently, these organizations and projects will be approached to see if there are ways to collaborate or exchange. The organizations will also be asked to play a role in dissemination of European heritage news in Southeast Europe.


By entering into a six-month partnership with Tamara Rogić, we want to establish a bridgehead in Southeastern Europe on the basis of which we can then further expand our network, our news sources and our distribution are

This project is funded by Dutch Culture. DutchCulture is the network and knowledge organisation for international cultural cooperation of the Netherlands. DutchCulture supports the Dutch cultural and creative sector, public authorities and diplomatic posts in the pursuit of their international ambitions.

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Europe has a new newsletter on cultural heritage: the European Heritage Tribune

OCTOBER 28, 2019 – During the European Cultural Heritage Summit in Paris, a new pan-European newsletter that specialises in news on European cultural heritage was officially launched. Against the backdrop of the French splendour of the Hotel de Ville of Paris, Karel Loeff, director of the Dutch NGO ‘Heemschut’ presented the ‘European Heritage Tribune’ to Hermann Parzinger, Europa Nosta’s Executive President and Catherine Magnant, former coordinator of the EYCH 2018 at the European Commission. The newsletter is a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Europa Nostra is a founding partner of the newsletter.

Language is a major barrier to the cross-border exchange of knowledge. The European Heritage Tribunewants to lower this barrier. It collects the news from sources all over Europe and then translates it into a common language. For now, this is English, but the aim is to distribute the newsletter also in other languages such as French and German. The newsletter is aimed at the European community of Heritage professionals and volunteers.

Excellence Fair - 28/10/19 Paris City Hall Photo credits: Felix Q Media / Europa Nostra
Excellence Fair – 28/10/19 Paris City Hall Photo credits: Felix Q Media / Europa Nostra

The European Heritage Tribune provides a regular overview of the latest news from different European countries and regions and the news of European institutions and organisations. It also focusses on best practices and hosts a platform featuring a European calendar of upcoming events, calls, and announcements.

The European Heritage Tribune is a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The pilot of the newsletter started in 2019 as a Dutch contribution to the year’s goals. The newsletter is currently financially sustained by a growing community of over fifteen partners, funders and sponsors, both private and public. This community not only provides the European Heritage Tribune with sustainable funding, but it also protects the independence of the newsgathering.

The monthly newsletter is free, and everybody can subscribe through the website heritagetribune.eu

The European Heritage Tribune is an independent digital news platform for the European heritage sector. It aims to strengthen the European network by sharing knowledge, connecting people within the cultural and creative sectors all over Europe.

The European Heritage Tribune offers an overview of the most important heritage news, calls, events, opinions and best practices from all European Countries. It collects and publishes articles from organizations, news outlets and social media from all European countries. The newsletter shows you ‘who is doing what’ and ‘what is happening where’ and aims to be a valuable means for sharing experiences, knowledge, and promoting further pan-European collaboration.

The European Heritage Tribune is independentnon-profit and is sustained with the support of a host of partners and sponsors both private and public. 

The European Heritage Tribune is a lasting legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.