- Strategic Framework
- Cultural & creative industries
- Culture sector support
- Audiovisual sector support
- International cooperation
- New Narrative for Europe
The year aims to encourage young people to better understand and appreciate their cultural heritage, and through this appreciation, to participate and contribute meaningfully to society. Supporting creativity and talent is central to this objective. For example, young people can engage in projects where their skills can make a difference in protecting, safeguarding and promoting heritage. The year also aims to increase the access to cultural heritage, also by digital means.
Young people (between 15 and 29), the Erasmus+ generation, cultural heritage organisations and youth organisations.
The initiative consists of 4 components:
This project aims to raise young people’s awareness of the importance of heritage diversity, its conservation, enhancement and transmission. Young experts will be selected through an open call to develop up to 30 projects. A “Young Heritage Experts Forum” will take place, featuring hands-on activities that provide skills on heritage conservation and preservation.
• Second half of 2018
This component has 2 objectives:
Awareness-raising activities are being held throughout 2018, with a particular focus on the European Youth Event (EYE) organised by the European Parliament in Strasbourg in June 2018. Information on existing European volunteering schemes, such as the European Solidarity Corps, is being shared with key stakeholders. In the long term, the European Solidarity Corps will become a platform for steering young European cultural heritage volunteers.
• 7 December 2017
For the first time in 2018, the action "DiscoverEU" offered 18-year-olds the opportunity to discover Europe’s cultural heritage through free travel passes. Over 15,000 young Europeans received a pass to go to up to 4 countries, predominantly via train, to explore the diversity of Europe's heritage and even attend some of the events related to the European year.
• June 2018
During the European Year of Culture Heritage many social media activities and competitions took place, e.g:
• December 2017-January 2018
• Within the European Commission, services dealing with culture, youth, sport and communication
• European Youth Forum
• Erasmus Student Network and other Erasmus+ networks