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18. June 2014


Dear members of the press,

ProPatrimonio Foundation and ARA Association are pleased to invite you at the "ROȘIA MONTANĂ – EUROPEAN HERITAGE SITE" Press Conference, on Thursday, the 19th of June – 14.00 at the Romanian Order of Architects, Arthur Verona 19, Bucharest.

The conference will be held by experts from the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute, arrived in Romania for a mission dedicated to Roşia Montană, listed as one of ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage sites in Europe in 2013, upon nomination made by Pro-Patrimonio Foundation. The European delegation of heritage and financial specialists met in Cluj-Napoca, Roşia Montană and Bucharest with local, regional and national stakeholders to discuss ways to ensure a sustainable future for Roşia Montană, based on the safeguard of its rich cultural and natural heritage and environment.


-      Mr. Costa Carras, Vice-presidents of Europa Nostra,

-      Mr. Guy Clausse, Acting Dean of The European Investment Bank Institute,

-      Ms. Maria Berza, on behalf of the Advisory Panel of ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme of Europa Nostra, 

-      Mr. Şerban Sturdza, Vice-president of Pro-Patrimonio,

-      Mr. Ștefan Bâlici, Vice-presidents of Association ARA – Architecture. Restoration. Archaeology.



For any details please contact Ștefan Bâlici (ARA Association): stefanbalici@yahoo.com, asociatie@simpara.ro, + 40 731 343 333 or Claudia Apostol (ARA Association): claudia@rosiamontana.ro,  + 40 731 383 333.

Thank you!




Background information


‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme was launched in January 2013 by Europa Nostra with the European Investment Bank Institute as founding partner and the Council of Europe Development Bank as associated partner. With this new advocacy programme, the organisation aims not only to identify the most threatened monuments and sites in Europe but also to launch a true call for action. By sending multidisciplinary teams of experts to visit the selected sites, together with its partners, Europa Nostra seeks to contribute to finding sustainable and viable solutions for the future.


Europa Nostra is the European federation of heritage organisations. Covering 50 countries in Europe and beyond, the organisation is the voice of civil society committed to the safeguard and promotion of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. Founded in 1963 in Paris, Europa Nostra has its headquarters in The Hague and an office in Brussels. Its pan-European network comprises: 250 heritage NGOs with a total membership of several million people; 150 public bodies or private companies; and 1500 individual members. Europa Nostra campaigns to save Europe's endangered monuments, sites and landscapes; it celebrates excellence through its Awards Scheme run in partnership with the European Commission; and it seeks to influence European and national policies related to heritage. Plácido Domingo, the world-renowned opera singer, is the President of Europa Nostra.


The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the long-term lending institution of the European Union owned by its Member States. It makes long-term finance available for sound investment in order to contribute towards EU policy goals.


The European Investment Bank Institute (EIB-I) promotes European initiatives for the common good. It was created as part of the European Investment Bank Group in January 2012 with the aim of acting as a catalyst for social, cultural, educational and research activities that are directed towards economic and social development in  Europe. Detailed information on the activities of the EIB Institute can be obtained from its website.