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FRH Newsletter

April / May 2017

Cathédrale de Reims
Pilgrimage cave of the hermit Ivan of Rila, Rila Monastry, Bulgaria
Dear Friends,
The April/May Newsletter is full of exciting news and features which we hope you will find of interest. Spring brings the start of good weather and challenges for all of us in the Religious Heritage sector.

The FRH Communications Committee


Our monthly featured article

Each month the FRH newsletter features a different article. This month is about the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. Among the 29 winners, seven religious heritage related projects were laureated. Continue reading

EU funding

The FRH President and Council are delighted to announce that FRH has been awarded 250.000 € of funding per year for a total of four years to develop our European network and to strengthen our office in Brussels.

This is a tremendous reward for the hard work that has taken place in Brussels on making sure that religious heritage takes its place in the future development of cultural Europe and which was supported by you. In showing the relevance of our network we were selected by independent experts and have received recognition by the European Commission as one of the 28 European cultural networks to receive EU funding in the coming four years. 

More information about our Creative Europe Project will be available in the next Newsletter.
News from Brussels
On 27 April, the European Parliament secured € 8 million for cultural projects aiming to protect and promote Europe’s shared cultural heritage, as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. The rapporteur Mircea Diaconu stated after the vote: "... The European Year of Cultural Heritage is an initiative which can unite and prove that the European space of our 27 nations is one belonging to a unitary civilisation founded on a common history and benefiting from globally outstanding heritage”. Continue reading
First Voices of Culture and Heritage stakeholder's meeting in Brussels
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

FRH is proud to announce that we are among the 35 selected organisations to participate in the European Commission stakeholder’s group “Voices of Culture and Heritage”. Our participation will entail a number of meetings during which we will assist with the implementation of the Year at EU level. Continue reading

Get involved: Networking Forum 9 May

The Networking Committee has been restructured under the coordination of two Council Members, Mara Popescu and Pilar Bahamonde, with a support committee of members: Angus Fowler, Lilian Grootswagers, Marcus van der Meulen, Anneli Randla and Pance Velkov. The Committee will organise regular forums for members to network, to encourage cross-border projects, and to develop the FRH membership.

The first Networking forum will take place in Brussels on May 9th at the FRH offices (67 Rue de Treves, Brussels). The Networking Committee invites members to attend our first Networking Forum. You can still join us from 10 AM until 4 PM. If you would still like to attend please let Sandra Coumans of the FRH office know on


Featured article
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra awards 2017
Spain: Intangible Cultural Heritage Conference
  Call for Abstracts: 1st International Conference Intangible Cultural Heritage. Preservation, Study and Transmission
Continue reading
Czech Republic: Crossing Borders. Heritage Interpretation
Join the European Association for Heritage Interpretation in Prague from 19-21 May, aimed at rethinking the way heritage is communicated about and change how we look at religious and cultural heritage. Continue reading
Egypt: Conservation of Architectural Heritage Conference
IEREK, in cooperation with among others ICAHM for ICOMOS, has issued a Call for Papers for their conference on international heritage conservation.
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