Athens, 1 December 2005

The Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) hosted a press conference on Thursday 1 December 2005 at 12:00 at the Foreign Press Association of Greece (23, Akadimias Str.). The purpose of this event was to present the proposal of Dr. Evangelos Kofos and Prof. Theodore Couloumbis regarding the protection of the cultural heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Monastic Religious Community in Kosovo.

This proposal is the result of careful discussion and evaluation at ELIAMEP involving an invited panel of experts. The discussion was based on Dr. Evangelos Kofos’ paper on “A Monastic Orthodox Community in Kosovo” which was presented at a conference on “Kosovo: Seeking a Sustainable Status” which was held in Thessaloniki, on March 5-6, 2005 with the support, among others, of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.