European Year of Cultural Heritage / EYCH

Ten European initiatives

© European Commission – June 2017

Engagement

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

Sustainability

Heritage in transition: re-imagining industrial, religious, military sites and landscapes
Tourism and heritage: responsible and sustainable tourism around cultural heritage

Protection

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

Innovation

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

  • a resource for Europe,
  • bringing many social and economic benefits,
  • in terms of intercultural dialogue, social cohesion and economic growth,
  • and promoting European excellence in the sector.

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.

EYCH Events

Events around Europe

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.
https://europa.eu/cultural-heritage/eych-events-grid_en

Events Calendar

Browse the events and activities which have been organised for European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
https://www.eych2018.com/calendar-of-events/

The European year in your country / The European year in different countries

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.
https://europa.eu/cultural-heritage/country-links