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Shared heritage: cultural heritage belongs to us all
Heritage at school: children discovering Europe’s most precious treasures and traditions
Youth for heritage: young people bringing new life to heritage
Heritage in transition: re-imagining industrial, religious, military sites and landscapes
Tourism and heritage: responsible and sustainable tourism around cultural heritage
Cherishing heritage: developing quality standards for interventions on cultural heritage
Heritage at risk: fighting against illicit trade in cultural goods and managing risks for cultural heritage
Heritage-related skills: better education and training for traditional and new professions
All for heritage: fostering social innovation and people’s and communities participation
Science for heritage: research, innovation, science and technology for the benefit of heritage
The year belongs to all to experience, appreciate, and enjoy cultural heritage. Everyone is invited to join the thousands of activities taking place across Europe to involve people more closely with cultural heritage.
The aim of the Year is to help rekindle a sense of belonging to a common European family, by involving citizens and particularly young people in events and projects which will bring the common European heritage and values to the fore. The Year will also highlight that cultural heritage is
At the same time, the European Year aims at drawing attention to the challenges that cultural heritage is facing, such as the impact of digital shift, environmental and physical pressure on heritage site and illicit trade of cultural objects.
The year belongs to all to experience, appreciate, and enjoy cultural heritage. Everyone is invited to join the thousands of activities taking place across Europe. See highlights of the events in store below. You can find all events by visiting your country’s website.
Browse the events and activities which have been organised for European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
Events big and small are taking place all around Europe. Visit the website of the year in your country // in the countries to find out what’s happening near you // or elsewhere.