On 23 April 2018, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform organised a forum entitled European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: International Perspectives. The Cultural Diplomacy Platform wanted to look at the main themes of the EYCH with an international perspective, by inviting panel of speakers coming from 11 countries from outside Europe and inside Europeans. 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.
- Silvio Gonzato, Director for Strategic Communications, Parliamentary and Legal Affairs from the European External Action Service (EEAS)
- Themis Christophidou, Director-General from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education, youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC)
- Stefano Manservisi, Director-General from the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)