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European Culture ministers support the formation of a EU network on heritage expertise

A joint Declaration was signed in Paris on May 3, 2019

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The 28 Member States ministers responsible for Culture gathered at the Louvre on May 3, 2019. They were expressing their solidarity with France after the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral, which happened last April 15. During this informal meeting, they also signed a joint declaration underlining their "deep commitment to Europe’s exceptional historical and cultural heritage."

Mentionning E-RIHS infrastructure as an example of integrated scientific and professional network, the ministers welcome the depth and breadth of European expertise in the field of Heritage Sciences. They say they are determined to "creating a European network" gathering these precious skills and knowledge. Such a declaration proves the role played by E-RIHS project, in which IPANEMA is deeply involved, in the prefiguration of a European expertise network in Heritage Sciences.

The Declaration was signed in the framework of an informal meeting organised by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council. The European Commission took part to the summit.

Download the Declaration :

Voir en ligne : Declaration adopted during the informal meeting of Member State ministers le 3 mai 2019

Post-scriptum :

E-RIHS research infrastructure, now in a preliminatory phase, will provide transnational access to leading technologies, scientific archives, and related methodologies, in the field of Heritage Sciences. It already gathers 20 partners from 17 States.