“Maritime culture across frontiers” will be the theme of the triennial Congress of European Maritime,
the European association for traditional ships in operation. As befits its title, this event will be
shared between the traditional port cities of Flensburg and Aabenraa, in the German-Danish border region, from 4-7 June 2014.
Participants and delegates from across Europe will have three days to discuss history and current issues
concerning traditional vessels and ship operation. . Five conference sessions will address the topics
“Maritime Europe”, “Museums as keepers of our conscience”, “Inter-regional co-operation”, “Freedom to sail”,
and “Beauty in maritime heritage”. Speakers will be drawn from the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal,
the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Norway and Germany as well as from the European Parliament and the European Commission.
In a separate excursion programme, participants can enjoy guided tours of museums in the host cities and a sea trip around
the Flensburg fiords (between Germany and Denmark) aboard the historic saloon steamer Alexandra.
The Congress closes on 7 June 2014 with the General Assembly of European Maritime Heritage, when a new President
will be installed and the Executive Committee will be elected. This will be followed by the spectacle of a parade of
traditional ships organised by TS, the Danish umbrella organisation for such vessels.
Download the preliminair program
Some sites for extra information:
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