The DNK organised in cooperation with the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, ICOMOS – International Council on Monuments and Sites and the Technical University of Berlin at 13 November 2015 in Berlin a launching event for the European Cultural Heritage Year.
The event was about chances and challenges of European Years: The programme started by a press presentation of the concept paper for the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018; this was followed by a colloquium with national and internationals experts; the final part was the presentation of the book „Eine Zukunft für unsere Vergangenheit.“ Zum 40. Jubiläum des Europäischen Denkmalschutzjahres 1975-2015.
Minister Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sabine Kunst, President of DNK, presented the concept paper. Welcoming addresses were given amongst others by Claude Faber, Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Hermann Parzinger, President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. The attendees of the event were guests from the European Parliament, the European Commission, different European states and representatives of leading German institutions for cultural heritage.