HERITΛGE was honoured to take active part in the Africa-Europe EU Week that was held in Brussels from 14 to 18 February 2022. Stakeholders from Africa and Europe will come together to strengthen the partnerships between the two continents through a series of policy events and cultural performances in the margins of the 6th African Union – European Union Summit to take place in Brussels.
HERITΛGE organised in collaboration with the African Union a session on heritage and socio-economic development. The session which featured a number of heritage professionals from a variety of sectors, was an effort to showcase the importance of heritage for socioeconomic development in the continent. The session was addressed by Vera Songwe, Undersecretary General for Africa and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and Angela Martins, Head of division of Culture for the African Union Commission as well as HERITΛGE director Dr. Evangelos Kyriakidis.