13th May 2017, University of Turku, Finland

Forum “Sharing Heritage – Citizens Participating in Decision Making”
Venue: Main building of the University of Turku

8.30 Coffee and children playing traditional violin from Kaustinen and Turku

9.00–9.05 Welcome by Tapani Mustonen, Chair of Europa Nostra Finland

9.05–9.15 “The Violin Heritage of Kaustinen” – A short introduction about the role of civic participation for maintaining the violin heritage in Kaustinen by Matti Hakamäki, Director, Folk Music Institute, Finland

Why Participation?
(9.25 – 10.30)
Venue: Natura, lecture room IX

9.25 Introduction to the theme by Maunu Häyrynen, Chair of the Forum, Professor of Landscape Studies, University of Turku

9.35 Video Greetings by Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur, USA

9.40 “Heritage and Participation as Matters of Human Rights”, Mylène Bidault, Vice-President, Observatory of Cultural Diversity and Cultural Rights (France / Switzerland)

10.05 “Cultural Planning for Sustainable and Creative Communities”, Lia Ghilardi, Noema Culture & Place Mapping, UK/Italy

New Tools of Heritage Activism
(10.30 – 11.15)

10.30 “Crossing boundaries and collaborating”, Helen Graham, Associate Professor in In/tangible Heritage, University of Leeds, Lianne Brigham and Richard Brigham, York Past and Present

10.55 “White City Project” – Example from Russia, Elena Olshanskaya, Russia

Concluding Discussion
(11.15 – 12.00)

11.15–11.50 Moderated by Maunu Häyrynen, Chair of the Forum

With the participation of Araceli Pereda Alonso, President of Hispania Nostra, Spain, Astrid Weij, Board Member of Europa Nostra, The Netherlands, and the morning lecturers

11.50 Followed by an Introduction of the Workshops by Anna-Maija Halme, Council Member, Finnish Coordination of the European Heritage Congress 2017

Lunch at Galilei, University of Turku(12.00 – 13.00)


Parallel Workshops

Venues: Natura IX, Agora XXI, Agora XXII

Presentations of 10 minutes each (13.00 – 14.00)

Discussion (14.00 – 14.45)

1. New Tools of Heritage Activism

Venue: Natura IX
Chairs: Piet Jaspaert, Vice-President of Europa Nostra (Belgium), Tapani Mustonen

“Carrots, sticks and Estonian Heritage Society”, Peep Pillak, Chairman (Estonia)

“Artova Model”, Christian Sannemann, Culture and Neighborhood Association Artova (Finland)

“The best heritage town in The Netherlands”, Karel Loeff, Director Bond Heemschut (The Netherlands)

“Saving DNA Heritage” – citizens movement to save the endangered cows of the open prison of Sukeva, Marjatta Sihvonen, Science Communicator, Oivaltava (Finland)

“Federation for the use and preservation of historical vessels and maritime heritage”, Asgeir K. Svendsen, President (Norway)

2. How to Commit People and Why?

Venue: Agora XXI
Chair: Costa Carras, Vice-President of Europa Nostra (Greece)

“Adopt a Monument”, Tuija-Liisa Soininen, Head of department, Pirkanmaa provincial museum (Finland)

“SoftGIS”, Maarit Kahila-Tani, Development Manager, Mapita Oy (Finland)

“ENtopia – Our Places”, Philip Geoghegan, Project Director, EN Council Member (Ireland)

Example of Sipoo, Mikkeli and other cases, Kirsti Kovanen Secretary General of ICOMOS International (Finland)

Dragor – an outstanding example of a community effort to preserve a historic town, Erik Vind, Chairman, Europa Nostra Denmark, Europa Nostra Council Member

3. Cases of Human Rights and Legislation

Venue: Agora XXII
Chairs: Peter Collins, Chairman of Europa Nostra UK & Anita Vaivade, Docent, Latvian Academy of Culture / Researcher, Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia, Latvia

“The legislative example of Latvia”, Anita Vaivade

“Common Heritage – Divided Country” The Acheiropoietos Monastery in Cyprus, Alessandro Camiz, International Centre for Heritage Studies, Girne American University, Cyprus

“Participatory legislation in the U.K.”, Peter Collins.


(15.00 – 15.30)
Venue: Natura IX