Europe has been a paradigm of multiculturalism, serving as the birthplace of numerous civilisations and the custodian of their creations. The fruits of this creativity and endeavour are what we refer to today as European heritage. However, upon examining the annals of history, it becomes evident that heritage has frequently been employed to erode cultural and national identities for political purposes. Ideological movements, such as nationalism or imperialism, have inflicted lasting damage upon Europe’s cultural diversity for centuries.
From the desecration of religious monuments to the construction of memorials against fascism, we find ourselves at a juncture where we must confront our past and seek reconciliation.
This participatory online event endeavours to bring together heritage and peace-building experts and both emerging and seasoned professionals. By doing so, our aim is to inspire and foster an exchange of ideas that positions heritage as a conduit for peace and reconciliation. Through this collective endeavour, we strive to tread a path that recognises the significance of Europe’s cultural heritage while actively working towards mending the wounds of the past and the present.
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