Speakers

Please note that these are the speakers of the European Policy Debate and the European Heritage Awards Ceremony.

The Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Plácido Domingo

President of Europa Nostra

Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger

President of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK)
Photo: © SPK / Herlinde Koelbl

Dr. Martina Münch

President of German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK)
Minister for Science, Research and Culture, Land Brandenburg

Tibor Navracsics

EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Silvia Costa

MEP, Member of the Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament

Luca Jahier

President of the Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović

Secretary General of Europa Nostra

Photo: Felix Quaedvlieg

DR. Uwe Koch

Director of the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK)

INGRID SCHULERUD

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to The Kingdom of Belgium
Deputy Head of the Mission of Norway to the European Union

LARS AMRÉUS

Director General of the Swedish National Heritage Board

Photo: © Jonas Widhe

KARL-HEINZ LAMBERTZ

President of the European Committee of the Regions

Petra Kammerevert

MEP, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education
© FKPH

Themis Christophidou

Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

MARKUS LEWE

President of the Association of German Cities, Mayor of the City of Münster

GUILHERME D’OLIVEIRA MARTINS

National Coordinator for the European Year of Cultural Heritage in Portugal / Trustee, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

RÜDIGER KRUSE

Member of the German Bundestag

LYDIA KONIORDOU

Minister of Culture and Sports, Greece

BEATRICE KELLY

National Coordinator for the European Year of Cultural Heritage in Ireland / Head of Policy & Research, The Heritage Council, Ireland

RAFAŁ DUTKIEWICZ

Mayor of the City of Wrocław, Poland

NINA OBULJEN KORŽINEK

Minister of Culture, Croatia

ANDRUS KÕRESAAR

Architect, Tallinn Seaplane Harbour - Grand Prix Winner of the 2013 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Estonia

LUÍS FILIPE DE CASTRO MENDES

Minister of Culture, Portugal

LAZARE ELOUNDOU ASSOMO

Deputy Director, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
© UNESCO

JOHANNES EBERT

Secretary General, Goethe Institute, Germany

LORENA ALDANA

European Year of Cultural Heritage Task Force, Directorate General for Education and Culture
(DG EAC), European Commission

JOSEPH CALLEJA

Tenor, Maltese Cultural Ambassador, Malta

JORGE CHAMINÉ

Baritone, President–founder of the Centre Européen de Musique in Bougival, Spain / Portugal

FRANCISCO DE PAULA COELHO

Dean of the European Investment Bank Institute

STÉPHANE BERN

Founder of Fondation Stéphane Bern pour l’Histoire et le Patrimoine–Institut de France, France / Winner of a 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards in the Category Dedicated Service

Photo: Gilles Gustine

NEMANJA MILENKOVIĆ

Chief Executive Officer ‘Novi Sad 2021 - European Capital of Culture’ Foundation, Serbia

FRANÇOISE NYSSEN

Minister of Culture, France
© MC Didier Plowy

MONIKA GRÜTTERS

Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Germany

HENRI SWINKELS

Regional Minister for Liveability and Culture, Province of Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
© Wim Roefs