2018 Paris

European Year of Cultural Heritage – an opportunity to support Europe’s religious heritage

As an official partner engaged in the Year of Cultural Heritage (an initiative by the European Commission), FRH will hold its next biennial conference in Paris on the theme “Patrimony in peril – the future of Europe’s religious heritage”. Read more about the Biennial Conference in the pdf.

“Patrimony in peril – the future of Europe’s religious heritage”

The conference will provide a forum for both policy debate and exchange of knowledge amongst professionals in the field of heritage and culture. The event will provide participants with unique opportunity to discuss pre-eminent questions such as:

  • challenges facing the sector throughout Europe;
  • cultural, social, economic and environmental importance of religious heritage;
  • measures needed to promote religious tourism;
  • to whom does religious heritage in Europe belong;
  • future use of heritage buildings;
  • mobile heritage;
  • sacred art use of religious buildings for secular purposes;
  • organisational changes required; and others.


  • Olivier de Rohan Chabot, President of La Sauvegarde and Chairman of Future for Religious Heritage will welcome experts, FRH members and leading sector stakeholders from across Europe;
  • The European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr Tibor Navracsics, and Members of the European Parliament will address the conference;
  • Leading stakeholders in the sector including representatives of churches and other religious bodies, heritage organisations, local government, politicians at a national and European level;
  • Volunteer organisations;
  • Journalists;
  • Youths and students;
  • General audience.