2012 | 1-2 | 183-186
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Europejskie Dni Dziedzictwa – pierwsze edycje

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European Heritage Days – first editions
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European Heritage Days have been organised for many years on one of the weekends of September on the initiative of the Council of Europe under the patronage of the European Union, which was inspired by Historical Monument Open Door Days launched in France in 1984. Their aim is to raise the society’s awareness of the existence of monuments and the need to protect them. The celebrations of the Days in Europe on behalf of the Council of Europe were co-ordinated successively by: the Dutch foundation, the King Baudouin Foundation in Brussels (6 years), Centro National de Cultura in Lisbon and Europa Nostra. Currently this function is being fulfilled to a limited extent by the secretariat of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Landscape of the Council of Europe. Poland organised EHD for the first time on 25-26 September 1993. Events were held under the theme “Heritage of Poland – Heritage of Europe” in five regions of Poland: Pomerania, Lublin Region, Wielkopolska, Krakow and Warsaw. Their organisation was handled by the then Regional Centres for Studies and Protection of Cultural Environment. The characteristic feature of editions of EHD held in the late 1990s and at the beginning of 2000 was the fact that they were carried out as a part of the campaign of the Council of Europe – “Europe, a common heritage”. The European dimension of Days was emphasised by the common logo that all organisers were obliged to put on printed materials and flags hoisted during the celebration. In Poland, European Heritage Days were usually organised on the third weekend of September in co-operation with social co-organisation that collaborated with Regional Centres for Studies and Protection of Cultural Heritage, provincial conservators of monuments, city and self-government authorities. The General Conservator of Monuments co-financed the implementation of the best programmes selected in a competition, and Małgorzata Fokt-Willmann from the Monument Protection Department acted as national co-ordinator. Poland has always taken an active part in various international initiatives undertaken as a part of EHD. Special importance was attached to educational projects addressed to young people. Out of 37 projects that won awards in years 1994-2000, 5 were submitted by Polish organisers. Another international initiative that Poland joined as one of the first countries was a photographic competition for young people organised by Catalonia as a part of EHD.
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  • od 1991 r. zajmuje stanowisko głównego specjalisty do spraw współpracy z zagranicą w Departamencie Ochrony Zabytków w Ministerstwie Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego. Od wielu lat aktywnie uczestniczy w realizacji w Polsce projektów Rady Europy i Unii Europejskiej z zakresu ochrony i promocji dziedzictwa kulturowego. Do 2008 r. pełniła funkcję koordynatora narodowego Europejskich Dni Dziedzictwa w Polsce oraz koordynatora Europejskiej Sieci Dziedzictwa HEREIN. Od 2000 r. reprezentowała MKiDN w Komitecie Zarządzającym Dziedzictwa Kultury i Krajobrazu – CDPATEP (obecnie Komitet Zarządzający ds. Kultury, Dziedzictwa i Krajobrazu – CDCPP).
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