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Porträtfoto von Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Germany’s Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier supported and honoured the German contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 by being SHARING HERITAGE’s patron.

Personalities known in culture and science supported the European Year of Cultural Heritage as testimonials:

"I love Europe! Our diversity in languages, differences in mentalities and regional traditions and quirks are just the varnish on our shared history -
as well as our future. I am happy that by being an ambassador for SHARING HERITAGE I can contribute to an idea of a tolerant and open Europe.“

Julia Beerhold is an actress based in Cologne.

"I see myself as a 'European plant' and I have been influenced by my European cultural heritage. The European Year of Cultural Heritage suggest to all of us to discover the common links we share in Europe. I am happy to support SHARING HERITAGE as an ambassador.“

Daniel Brühl is an actor and has German as well as Spanish roots.

Sir David Chipperfield

“The future development of our cities and our society depends on an appreciation and understanding of the physical achievements of the past. The architecture of our cities is a physical record of our cultural and societal visions and a living document of the continuous sedimentation of the practical and the artistic, the monumental and the mundane.”

Sir David Chipperfield is a world-famous British architect.

"During the European Cultural Heritage Year we intend to tap the cross-border exchange of knowledge to directly ask young people about their ideas for participation and involvement in cultural work in the future.“

Sabine Kunst is the President of Berlin's Humboldt-University

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Hermann Parzinger, President of Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK)

“Today’s crises can be overcome only if Europeans come to understand that they share a common history and destiny and have common cultural values, and if they develop a European identity that is not meant to replace the local, regional and national identity, but to complement and enrich it. This European dimension is also an intrinsic part of us. […] Europe as a cultural region has never been more important than today."

Hermann Parzinger is the President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

Janne Teller

"If we become more aware of the extent to which other cultures have left a mark on our existing local heritage, it will be easier for us to welcome new cultural influences on the ground."

Janne Teller is a Danish writer with German, Italian and Austrian roots. She is a member of the jury for the Peace Prize for the German Book Trade.

“Every day I benefit from the shared European cultural heritage, and every day my view is confirmed that despite regional differences in musical traditions, we all work on the same basis.”

Harald Haugaard is a musician and the artistic director of the German-folkBALTICA international Music Festival.
Helene Blum is an established Danish folk musician.