On 25th October 2023 Blue Shield Austria together with Paneuropa and the Austrian Peacekeepers invited to a thematic evening focused on "The War in Ukraine: Protecting and Preserving Cultural Heritage“ in Vienna.
Guest speaker Manfred Pinnegger, former Head of Mission at the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine gave firsthand insights into the coordination of the cultural property protection program that he established during his duty in Kyiv. Board member Leylya Strobl contributed with a thematic impulse on cultural heritage and identity whilst board member Anna Puhr reported on Blue Shield International activities in the Ukraine war context.
Insights into current challenges and the international community's role in preserving cultural heritage were shared by the speakers. Commitment to collaborative efforts was expressed underlining the imperative of protecting cultural heritage in Ukraine and globally.
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