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Europa Nostra’s European Cultural Heritage Summit


The pan-European Federation of the Cultural Heritage Institutions, Europa Nostra, realised its annual congress and European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards ceremony in Istanbul on 8-12 June 2010. This annual congress was a great chance for cultural heritage professionals and cultural heritage NGOs to share their experiences with the European counterparts. More than 300 individual participants and 100 NGOs from all over Europe came together and discussed the latest issues on the protection of cultural heritage. One outcome of this gathering was that cultural heritage professionals and cultural heritage NGOs have to come together to create a branch in Turkey of European’s biggest cultural heritage institution. For sure, this initiative will accelerate the cultural heritage movement in Turkey.