European Culture Commonwealth EuCuComm 2021



Dear Sirs,

Due to the worldwide situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties that still persist for large group meetings as well as for travelling around the world, the organizing committee has decided to postpone one year the EuCuComm 2021 conference.

The dates of the celebration of the conference will be announced soon one conference website

The decision on the postponement of the conference has been indeed a very difficult one.

The organizers of the conference, planned for this year’s edition on September 22-24, 2021, made every effort to ensure that it took place. But the present situation is very uncertain and celebrating a large event in Autumn 2021 seems at the moment extremely risky or even impossible. In any case, our aim is to ensure a safe event while allowing all attendants to proceed conveniently with their travel plans and reservations.

All the abstracts and papers submitted and already accepted after the peer review process will be kept for the new dates of the EuCuComm 2021 conference without any action being necessary from the participants.

Submissions of new abstracts and manuscripts are also welcome.

Due to the change of the conference date, the Organizers reserve the right to make changes to both the program and the conditions of participation in the conference.

If you have any specific questions or requests, please contact us at

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation for the success of EuCuComm 2021


Yours sincerely,

The EuCuComm 2021 Organizing Committee


The use of churches in Europe after their desacralization

In 2019, on the initiative of the Evangelical-Augsburg Parish in Luban and the Branch of the Silesian Association of Monument Conservators, the idea of creating an international scientific conference was born. The cultural richness of the history of Upper Lusatia and Lower Silesia inspires extensive scientific research into the complexity of what remains today. This cultural heritage has not always survived, but there is no shortage of examples of its survival. Regardless of the historical period from which it has been preserved to this day, it is worth taking up this issue in the contemporary social and cultural context. Therefore, under the common theme of the European Community of Culture – European Culture Commonwealth, each year the next editions of this conference will be held. In 2019, the first edition was devoted to border and escape churches, their history of creation and transformation.

ABOUT European Culture Commonwealth

Religious and socio-political events were not only the background of trends in architecture and art, but often inspired them or influenced the direction in which they evolved.
Art, including architecture, understood as a means of transmitting ideas influencing the way they are understood, often inspired changes in the way they were received, becoming a mute world of all their complexity. For a proper understanding of art, one must understand the historical context appropriate to the moment of its creation.
The uniqueness of architectural monuments consists in perpetuating in one work the ideas of people who have left their mark on them over the centuries.