12 June 2015 // Oslo, Norway

The Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (CHCFE) concluding conference was held on 12 June 2015 at the Aula of Domus Media, University of Oslo in Norway. Organised in the framework of the Europa Nostra Congress 2015, the event gathered more than 100 distinguished European political figures, heritage experts, academics, researchers, and heritage professionals from across Europe.

The main purpose of this event was to present the project results, key findings and strategic recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential. It was also an occasion to hear from key political players, investors and heritage stakeholders about their reactions to the report’s findings and discuss the implications for evidence-based policy making in Europe.

In this space, we have speeches from European political figures during the conference’s opening session, a summary of the conference’s main discussion points, PowerPoint presentations from members of the project’s consortium,  the conference reader with programme and speaker biographies, and the event’s photo gallery.

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Speeches from the conference’s opening session


Conference summary

What are the main findings presented in Oslo by the CHCFE consortium? How did heritage stakeholders react? What do the findings mean for evidence-based policy making in Europe? What were the inspirational highs taken away from Oslo? Check out a presentation of this event in ENCATC News e-magazine, issue N°3/2015.




Concluding conference reader with programme and speaker biographies

Learn more about the speakers present in Oslo who included political figures, leading researchers and academics, heritage experts and stakeholders, and policy makers who contributed their expertise at the Cultural  Heritage Counts for Europe concluding conference held on 12 June 2015.

Download the CHCFE Conference Reader here.


Photo gallery

Check out the best photos from the event in Oslo here!


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