08.45 – 09.15 INTRODUCTION

Presentation of the Edvard Munch paintings decorating the Aula by Signe Endresen, PhD researcher on Edvard Munch


09.30 – 10.15 OPENING SESSION

Moderated by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra, on behalf of the CHCFE Steering Committee

Presentation of the key findings & recommendations of the CHCFE Project
Brian Smith, Secretary General of Heritage Europe, on behalf of the CHCFE Steering Committee

Addresses by
Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
Ingvild Stub, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Maxime Prévot, Vice-President and Minister of Wallonia’s Government, Chairman of the 6th Council of Europe Ministerial Conference for Heritage


10.15 – 11.15 PANEL DISCUSSION: “Making the Case”  

Moderated and introduced by Kate Pugh, CEO, The Heritage Alliance (England, UK)

Prof. Jacek Purchla, Director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow (Poland)
Joanna Sanetra-Szeliga, Research Institute for European Heritage, International Cultural Centre in Krakow (Poland)
Prof. Koenraad Van Balen, Director of the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Aziliz Vandesande, Phd Researcher, Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)

Questions & Answers

Reaction by
Prof. Claire Giraud-Labalte, Chair of the ENCATC Thematic Area Understanding Heritage and ENCATC Ambassador, Nantes (France)


11.15 – 11.35 COFFEE BREAK


11.35 – 12.35 PANEL DISCUSSION: “What implications for evidence-based policy making in Europe?”

Moderated by Piet Jaspaert, Board Member, Europa Nostra

Dr. Art. Kristin Bakken, Deputy Director, Directorate for Cultural Heritage in Norway
Guy Clausse, Dean, European Investment Bank Institute
Sheamus Cassidy, Senior Sector Officer for Cultural Heritage, EEA Funding Mechanism
Gábor Soós, Head of Division, Division of World Heritage, Gyula Forster National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management, Budapest (Hungary)

Questions & Answers

Reaction by
Michel Magnier, Director for Culture and Creativity, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission



Introduced by John Sell, Executive Vice-President, Europa Nostra
Closing address by Dr Loyd Grossman, Chairman, The Heritage Alliance (England, UK)


The Concluding Conference in Oslo is organised with the financial support of the Culture Programme of the European Union:







Support is also provided by  Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants