Numerous heritage organizations and representatives of ministries of culture met in Milan from 7 – 8 December to celebrate the opening of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. European Commission organized the Culture Forum featuring many distinguished speakers and participants were able to take part in the discussions that followed each session. Goranka Horjan, the Chair of ICOM SEE took part at the Culture Forum which was an excellent opportunity for exchange with present officials and museum organization leaders. Throughout 2018, European museum will join in celebration of our diverse cultural heritage across Europe - at EU, national, regional and local level.  The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future.