UNESCO invites youth to join the heritage discourse through its upcoming webinar
UNESCO welcomes young heritage professionals, students and heritage enthusiasts across Europe and beyond, to join the upcoming open Webinar on European Youth and Heritage being held on 23 April 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, and discover a thriving network of Cultural Heritage Messengers.
European Youth And Heritage
23 April 2021, 14:00 to 15:30 CET
In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought together 28 young heritage professionals from across Europe and innovatively addressed with them for the first time, tangible and intangible cultural heritage in tandem and explored synergies and challenges of their safeguarding in the European context.
Through intercultural learning and capacity building in the field of heritage, the Forum was successful in building a network of Cultural Heritage Messengers at the European, national and local levels, through the commitment of the participants. Nearly two years since the Forum, this network remains active and vibrant today, promoting the message of heritage in Europe, and is committed to encouraging young people across the EU to play an active role in heritage protection and safeguarding.
Supporting and celebrating the commitment of these Cultural Heritage Messengers, the European Youth and Heritage Webinar is being organized by UNESCO to facilitate a wider youth interaction on heritage, at the European level. The webinar aims to provide an opportunity for youth and young heritage professionals to learn about the outcomes of the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum and exchange with the Forum participants, so they can explore future synergies and opportunities for engaging in heritage projects, and expanding the networks.
In addition to encouraging the discourse on heritage, the webinar will also be the chance for the participants to discover among others, two Success Stories – youth led projects from the participants of the Forum, which have developed from small passion projects to successful heritage initiatives in Europe, today.