- Strategic Framework
- Cultural & creative industries
- Culture sector support
- Audiovisual sector support
- International cooperation
- New Narrative for Europe
Europe is globally renowned for its skills in the field of cultural heritage preservation and conservation. However, this legacy is being jeopardised by cuts in public budgets and an ageing population.
The heritage knowledge and skills that have been built up over years are hardly being transferred to younger generations, while new technologies open new perspectives for preservation, conservation and interpretation.
This initiative aims to address these challenges by supporting the development of high level specialised skills and improving knowledge transfer in the cultural heritage sector. It aims to attract young people into heritage-related jobs, while at the same time helping heritage-related professions adapt to the digital world.
Cultural heritage training professionals and institutions, young people, policymakers at national and regional level.
The initiative has 3 components:
Identifying good practice in existing policy and training schemes is the first step in ensuring that skills and knowledge are passed on to future generations. A group of 26 experts from EU education and culture ministries has been established for this purpose. The group is meeting regularly throughout 2018 to share experiences and analyse good practice, and will present a set of concrete policy recommendations to EU Ministers of Culture and Education by the end of 2018.
In addition, a report entitled “Skills for Heritage’”, was developed by a group of civil society stakeholders as part of the "Voices of Culture" structure dialogue that the European Commission is conducting with cultural operators, and enriched the experts’ discussions.
• November 2017
In the context of the European Vocational Skills Week, this award recognises European organisations that contribute to excellence and quality in vocational education and training in Europe. On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, a special “Selection of the Jury” will identify an innovative vocational education and training provider engaged in developing specialized skills for the future of cultural heritage
• August 2018
As part of this European Initiative, several actions are being carried out to help tackle the shortage of high-level professionals in “traditional” heritage occupations and to develop new professional skills, including making better use of new technologies for heritage preservation.
Good practice: the Erasmus+-funded Mu.SA project (Museum Sector Skills Alliance) is investigating necessary skills and competences to support museum professionals in their digital transformation journey. The project will inform the development of specific training programmes for developing both hard/digital and transferable skills for ICT-related jobs for museum professionals.
• November 2018