In 2018, cultural heritage projects are being funded with the support of Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, Horizon 2020 and other EU programmes. A dedicated call for heritage projects has also been launched under the Creative Europe programme, funding up to 25 transnational projects.
- The European Heritage Days are a key European activity organised annually during the autumn. More than 70 000 events take place every year, reaching over 30 million people.
- The European Heritage Label has been awarded to 29 sites that are milestones in the creation of today’s Europe, celebrating and symbolising European values and history.
- Two European Capitals of Culture are designated each year in order to highlight the cultural richness of Europe. In 2018, the capitals are Valletta (Malta) and Leeuwarden (Netherlands).
- The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards annually recognises best practices related to heritage conservation, management, research, education and communication.