European Heritage Label, Luxembourg-Kirchberg - EU monitor

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Place de l'Europe, Kirchberg, Luxemburg
date March 9, 2010 16:00
city Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Belgium
location Robert Schuman Building (SCH) i Show location
attending R. (Robert) Schuman i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC)

The news:

The European Commission will launch the 'European Heritage Label' as an EU-wide initiative. The aim of this initiative is to highlight sites that celebrate and symbolize European integration, ideals and history.

The background:

The Commission's proposal builds on a 2006 intergovernmental project involving 17 Member States. Expanding the European Heritage Label into an initiative of the European Union will give it greater credibility, visibility and prestige.

Sixty-four sites have received the label under the existing scheme. They include the house of Robert Schuman i, the French statesman who was one of the founding fathers of the EU, in Scy-Chazelles (Lorraine), and the Gdansk Shipyards, where Solidarnosc, the first independent trade union in a Warsaw Pact country, was founded and which helped trigger the events that would finally unite the continent after the end of the Cold War.

The event:

16h00: Press Conference by Commissioner Androula Vassiliou i after the College meeting in Strasbourg.


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