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The State Castles and Gardens of Hesse is joining Europa Nostra

The State Castles and Gardens of Hesse (Die Staatlichen Schlösser und Gärten Hessen), a subordinate authority of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts, providing service for 48 properties throughout the state of Hesse, will join the European cultural network Europa Nostra, a federation of European non-governmental organisations in the field of monument protection and cultural heritage, on October 1, 2023. 


For further information, please access the press release

Kulturzug from Berlin to Weglienic and Cottbus


What is connecting us? Regions make Europe!
That was the motto of a special tour of the Kulturzug from Berlin  to Weglienic and Cottbus.  Minister of Culture of state of Brandenburg, the head of CULT Sabine Verheyen and Europa Nostra Executiv President Hermann Parzinger,  Vicepresident Petr Svoboda and other representatives of cultural and civilsociety institutions discussed about the potentials of the crossborder region Lusatia to become a dynamic European cultural region. The tour was initiated by Europa Nostra Germany and its President Uwe Koch.


Europa Nostra  Germany and Denmark's Meeting at Potsdam 


Europa Nostra Germany met Ettie Castenskiold, the President of Europa Nostra Denmark in Potsdam for talks about cross border and civil society engagement for cultural heritage in Europe. During talks with the management of the foundation for palaces and gardens SPSG , the association Potsdamer Kulturerben and friends from Poland, the topic about future challenges and chances of cross border and thematical cooperation of different partners and regions was discussed.


Europa Nostra Heritage Forum and Council Meeting 2023 


Europa Nostra Heritage Forum and Council Meeting 2023 was held in Belgrade. 

It marked the start of the European Heritage Hub Project, which was one of the most important themes of discussion. 

Europa Nostra Serbia presented their work to save Serbian Heritage sites.


Europa Nostra Vice-President's Meeting at Bautzen

Continuing the thinking about future activities in the context of our trilateral cooperation, a meeting between the vice-presidents of Europa Nostra (EN), Jacek Purchla from Krakow, Petr Svoboda from Prague, and the President of EN Germany was held in Bautzen. In the Schwesternhaus Ensemble in Kleinwelka, the group was very warmly welcomed by the Association Schwesternhäuser Kleinwelka e.V. During talks with the Oberbürgermeister of Bautzen, Karsten Vogt, the guests underlined the importance of being one of the 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites and the potential of that place which is connecting them.



7 Most Endangered Programme

Sister houses Kleinwelka announced as one of the endangered heritage sites in the "7 Most Endangered Programme" by European Commission 

To know more about our efforts please visit.

Click for the coverage by Sachsische Deutschland e-paper
To visit the press release by European Commission, click here
Click to read the article by Franffurter 



 Visit to Haus Schulenburg in Gera


Dr Uwe Koch was invited by Volkmar Vogel, a member of the Bundestag and DNK for many years, to visit

 Haus Schulenburg in Gera. The owner, Dr Volker Kielstein, saved and restored the famous ensemble built

 in 1913/14 by Henry van de Velde, whose restoration started in 1996. The impressive and successfully 

restored ensemble is an important example of private engagement for cultural heritage.


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Heritage for Young Professionals

 Call to Joint Action

"It is a pleasure to give a platform to young heritage professionals from World Heritage Studies course of 

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. These young heritage professionals want to give a contribution for exchange

 and discussions on important heritage questions." 

- Dr Uwe Koch


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Have a look at the publication


Fachwerkzentrum Quedlinburg 2022

Dr Uwe Koch was invited to be a part of the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Deutsches Fachwerkzentrum Quedlinburg e. V.  The event showcased the damaged state of the building elements and their restoration work, including restoration of the Renaissance's south-western dormer house, Renaissance door and staircase. 


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We are actively involved in many local events. 

We constantly strive to participate in meaningful exchanges and host new ideas.

Denkmal Youth Forum, Leipzig

Young Heritage Professionals Forum discussed on the challenges and difficulties faced by young heritage graduates and professionals. 

The panel consisted of young heritage professionals, who took the stage to dig deeper on the issues and debate on possible solutions and appropriate examples to solve them. 




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Europa Nostra Germany in Denkmal, Leipzig, 2022

Event organised by "Europa-Nostra Germany" in cooperation with "Klassik Stiftung Weimar", "Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz" and "Landesdenkmalamt Berlin"

The panel discussed the major challenges of climate change on cultural heritage conservation and monument preservation. Demands for the sustainability of cultural building projects and the restoration of monuments were also some topics on the agenda of discussion. 


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European Cultural Heritage Summit, Prague 2022

We attended the European Cultural Heritage Summit held in Prague, from 25-27th September, 2022. The event was marked by the "Tripartite Declaration and MoM on interregional collaboration in the field of cultural heritage under EN."


As a Europa Nostra representative from Germany, president Uwe Koch signed the agreement with Czech Republic and Poland.


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Future is Heritage Summit, Prague

The Future is Heritage Summit 2022 participants were given stage in Prague Summit 2022 as a part of 'European Year of Youth' celebration. 

The voices of Young Heritage Professionals echoed the needs of young people in the sector.



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Educational visit: Cottbus university group

The Cottbus heritage working group collaborated with Europa Nostra Germany for an educational visit to Jende Posamneten Manufaktur, Forst, Germany. 


On the same day, another excursion to Neuzelle Abbey was organised where the students had a chance to attend inauguration of the Abbey's landscape.

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European Year of Cultural Heritage, Berlin

In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), the first European Cultural Heritage Summit was held from 18-24 June, 2018 in Berlin. It brought together numerous citizens and organisations from across Europe.

The "Berlin Call for Action" is  an important output of this event. 


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Register of associations no. 10922
Register court Bochum

Statutory Representatives: 

Dr. Uwe Koch, President
Claus-Peter Echter, Chairman



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