Dear Mr. Oğuz,

On behalf of the Director of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar Mr. Luka Bekić it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the international conference under the title ''Underwater cultural heritage in Europe today'' to be held from 25th to 27th October 2018 in Zadar.

The Conference is organized in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture on the occasion of the Republic of Croatia's chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and to celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage as well.

Please find the Tentative Programme on the ICUA's web site :

The aim is to identify key current issues and challenges and to explore how these issues could be addressed and encourage people to explore Europe's rich and diverse underwater cultural heritage in inland and inshore waters and seas.

The Expert Conference on the 25th of October will serve as a platform to exchange experiences and ideas and to present new achievements in the protection and preservation of underwater cultural heritage.

The International Meeting on the 26th of October will gather the representatives of the ministries of culture and specialized institutions dealing with the preservation of underwater cultural heritage.

The purpose is to discuss the legal framework on the protection of underwater archaeological heritage in each respective country and to identify practical aspects of its protection.

The Meeting will be devoted to the issues of the implementation of the UNESCO's 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the EU countries and other European countries.

Yours sincerely,
Doris Kurtov

Head of Department for International Cooperation and Funds

International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar

Božidara Petranovića 1

HR-23000 Zadar, Hrvatska

T:  +385 023 250 486

F:  +385 023 250 548

M:  +385 099 210 65 83


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