On 23 April 2018, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform organised a forum entitled European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: International Perspectives. The Cultural Diplomacy Platform aimed at looking at the main themes of the EYCH with an international perspective, by inviting speakers coming from 11 countries from outside and inside Europe. The Forum gathered about 250 participants and was a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, expertise and latest cultural heritage approaches between the EU and its strategic partners.
- Stefania Abakerli, Coordinator at the Culture in Development Program in South Asia at The World Bank, USA.
- Angela Mwai, Head of Gender Unit at UN Habitat, Kenya.
- Christophe Rivet,Principal of Cultural Spaces Consulting, Canada.
- Erminia Sciacchitano, Chief Scientific Advisor of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, European Commission’s Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.