The Netherlands: The UNESCO World Heritage Foundation potential official Eurovision 2020 partner?
Latest reports coming from The Netherlands refer to UNESCO’s World Heritage Foundation interest in collaborating with the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020.
Number of reports in the Eurovision 2020 host country, speak of UNESCO World Heritage Foundation’s interest in working alongside with the Eurovision song contest next year. The foundation will decide on whether it will team up with Eurovision next Monday. Boris van der Ham, CEO of the foundation, considers it as a great opportunity to showcase the UNESCO world heritage sites within the Eurovision framework. The UNESCO official states on that possibility:
“The ten UNESCO world heritage sites promises maximum co-operation to the organisation.“
UNESCO heritage sites are located all over the country and could me a creative idea to be showcased through the Eurovision postcards :
- Amsterdam Canal District
- Beemster Polder
- D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station
- Defense Line of Amsterdam
- Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
- Rietveld Schröder House
- Schokland and Surroundings
- Van Nelle Factory
- Wadden Sea
- Willemstad Curaçao
The 2020 Eurovision Host City Bid Race in progress
At The moment the 2020 Eurovision Host city race is in full progress with a total of six cities remaining in the race after Leuwaarden’s , The Hague‘s and Breda‘s decision to drop out of the race. The remaining candidate cities are:
- Den Bosch
Leuwaarden The Hague Breda
The cities have a period of 4 weeks to prepare their candidacy file that will support their proposal. Through their documents they must have answers and solutions to issues that have to do with the location where the event will be hosted, the facilities for the side events, the accommodation , infrastructure and technical issues and transportation means and accessibility as well’ The candidate cities have time up to Wednesday , July 10 to submit their files and proposals. However up to this date any other city or region that is interested in hosting the next Eurovision Song Contest can submit its file-application. All files will be handed to the three Dutch broadcasters that NPO, AVROTROS and NOS in order to review all proposals. The final decision on which city will host the next Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed in August.