Leading up to the two years of the title of the European Capital of Culture, the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation, in cooperation with the City Government and Provincial Secretariat for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities – National Communities organised the ‘To Europe, as Legacy’ conference. This conference joins the commemoration of the Year of European Cultural Heritage.
Two-day programme dedicated to the cultural heritage was held on 1 and 2 October. During the conference, the city of Novi Sad hosted two leading persons in implementation of the Year of European Cultural Heritage: Mr Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, as the high representative of the institutions of the European Union, and Ms Sneška Quaedvlieg Mihailović, Secretary General of the Europa Nostra organisation, the most important European non-governmental organisation in the field of cultural heritage, which was one of the leading organisations of this important European initiative.
The visit of these two high representatives of the EU is very important for Novi Sad, especially for the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation, since it is the confirmation of successful and good work on the implementation of the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ project.
Simultaneously with these events, the City Government Cultural Department and Provincial Secretariat for Culture held the conference dedicated to the strategic planning during which plans for standardisation of the work programme and making the five-year plans of cultural institutions in the context of preparation for 2021 when Novi Sad will become the European Capital of Culture. The process of implementation of principles of the European cultural policies was presented at the same time.