The Torch of Cultural Heritage is coming to #encatc2018
As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the 2018 ENCATC Congress "Beyond EYCH2018. What is the cultural horizon? Opening up perspectives to face ongoing transformations" (26-29 September in Bucharest) will be one the major events to host “The Torch of Heritage and Culture”.
On the evening of 28 September, the “Torch of Heritage and Culture “ceremony will be a special moment to celebrate cultural diversity at the ENCATC Congress. Attendees who are academics, researchers, trainers and educators, cultural managers, policy makers, artists and creatives will contribute to raising awareness and safeguarding the importance of Europe’s rich religious heritage and the values of our shared European heritage as a symbol of unity on which Europe was built.
Inspired by the Olympic Torch of Athens, Torch is an initiative launched by Future for Religious Heritage. As Torch travels across Europe, Ministers of Culture from all EU Member States will also be invited to participate, together with prominent members of the international community (artists, scientists, politicians), European citizens and refugees.
All Congress participants will be invited to contribute with their personal memories related to religious heritage to a growing collection that will be presented to the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr. Tibor Navracsics, at the FRH Conference taking place in October 2018 in Paris.