Conference Programme

Wednesday, 13 November



Conference Registration

“Best Western Vilnius” hotel,  Konstitucijos ave. 14, Vilnius


Moderator: Romas Jarockis, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Culture, Lithuania


Opening Addresses

Algirdas Butkevičius, Prime Minister, Lithuania

Šarūnas Birutis, Minister of Culture, Lithuania

Jan Truszczynski, Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, European Commission

Silvia Costa, Member of the European Parliament

Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General for Democracy, Council of Europe

Snežana Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra, Member of Heritage Alliance 3.3 / European Heritage Movement: Building Momentum

Prof. Dr. Viktorija Daujotyte-Pakerienė, Professor of Vilnius University, Lithuania / There is much to protect in Lithuania


Keynote Presentation


Dr. Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, United Kingdom /

Heritage: Nice to have, or the foundations of European society?


Departure by buses to the Reception



Thursday, 14 November



Registration of new participants,

Hotel “Best Western Vilnius”, Konstitucijos ave. 14, Vilnius


European Environment Policy and Cultural Heritage

Parallel session No. 1

Conference room “Granito”

European Cohesion Policy and Cultural Heritage

 Parallel session No. 2

Conference room “Stiklo”

European Agriculture Policy and Cultural Heritage

Parallel session No. 3

Conference room “Gintaro”


Moderator: Dr. Terje Nypan, Directorate for Cultural heritage, Norway, EHLF

Reporter: Alexandra Warr, English Heritage, United Kingdom

Moderator: Bénédicte Selfslagh, Former Secretary General of ICOMOS, Belgium 

Reporter: Dr. Jelka Pirkovič, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Slovenia

Moderator: Leif Gren, Swedish National Heritage Board, Sweden

Reporter: Monique Krauwer and Flora van Regteren Altena, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands


Pia Bucella, DG Environment, European Commission / Introduction to the European Environment Policy

Terry O’Regan, Landscape Alliance, Ireland / Heritage Plans & Landscape Circles – Sharing Best Practice Across Europe

Tania Vandenbroucke, Autonomous Municipal Company for Urban Development  Leuven, Belgium / Challenges of integrating protected monuments: from a former brownfield into a new multifunctional residential area

Claire-Lyse Chambron, DG EAC, European Commission / Introduction to the European Cohesion Policy. Culture – Heritage and Cohesion Policy: What's new?

Krzysztof Zięba, Bochnia Salt Mine, Poland; Paulina  Florjanowicz, National Institute for Museums and Public Collections, Poland / Salt Mines’ Heritage Inspires Regional Development

Erminia Sciacchitano, Ministry of Culture, Italy / Matera Stones. From National Shame to National Pride

Mindaugas Kuklierius, Ministry of Agriculture, Lithuania / Introduction to the European Agriculture Policy

Krystel Lepresle, Association for the registration of climate vineyards of Burgundy to the UNESCO World Heritage List, France; Amelie Vaufrey, LEADER Programme in the Project "Le Pays Beaunois", France / The “Climats” phenomenon of the Burgundy Vineyards

Vilma Daugalienė, Ministry of Agriculture, Lithuania / Traditional Lithuanian Products


Coffee / Tea Break


Lucie Para, Network of Great Sites of France, France / EU Funding for the Restoration and Management of Cultural Landscapes: the Case of the Great  Sites of France

Geir Tvedt, Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Norway /  Creating New Assets in the Cultural Heritage Sphere

Petar Miladinov, Ministry of Culture, Bulgaria / South East Europe: Local Development Pilot Projects (LDPP)

Dr. Haroon Saad, Local Urban Development European Network (LUDEN) / Good and Bad Practice in Integrating Cultural Heritage into Urban Regeneration Strategies

Prof. Dr. C. Sebastian Sommer, Bavarian State Conservation Office, Germany / Archaeological Monuments Versus Agriculture and Forestry - the Case of the WHS Raetian Limes in Bavaria

María del Pozo López, Aranjuez Cultural Landscape Foundation, Spain / Aranjuez Cultural Landscape: an Integral Management Model










Alfredas Jomantas, The Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Lithuania;

Erminia Sciacchitano, Ministry of Culture, Italy


Feedback from Parallel Sessions


Part 1. Cultural Heritage and Other Policy Fields

Ingrid Djupedal, Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Norway / The National Cultural Historical Properties Project - Cooperation and Sector Responsibility

Dr. Lina Mendoni, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece / Exploring New Paths for Cultural Tourism in Greece

Prof. Mike Robinson, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom / Cultural Heritage at Work: New Values and New Audiences

Prof. Claire Giraud Labalte, Université  Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France /  Rethinking education & training in cultural heritage: a key for an integrated approach

Guy Clausse, European Investement Bank / Cultural Heritage, [regional development] and the Role of European Investment Bank


Coffee / Tea Break



Alfredas Jomantas, The Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Lithuania;

        Maria-Xeni Garezou, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece


Part 2. Cultural Heritage and Future: Initiatives and Policies

Bruno Favel, Ministry of Culture and Communication, France / Presentation of the Reflection group "Eu and Cultural heritage", chaired by France in 2014

Wolfgang Karl Göhner, EHLF / European Heritage Legal Forum (EHLF) – a Stakeholder on our Common Way Towards an Integrated Approach and Integrated Strategies

Prof. Christer Gustafsson, Uppsala University, Sweden / Integrated Conservation  in the Age of Smart Specialisation Strategies

Dr. Luisa Prista, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission / European Research Policy and Cultural Heritage Sector: Horizon 2020 Programme

Walter Zampieri, DG EAC, European Commission / Closing Speech by European Commission


Final statement 


Departure by buses to the Reception


Farewell Reception