Main cultural heritage activities at EU level in 2018

The year sees thousands of events and celebrations taking place across Europe.

In 2018, cultural heritage projects are being funded with the support of Erasmus+Europe for CitizensHorizon 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 year also features prominently in the following cultural heritage activities at EU level.
  • 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.
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