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Join us in 2018 for the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an unprecedented year of events and celebrations.
Cultural heritage is the fabric of our lives and societies. It surrounds us in the buildings of our towns and cities and is expressed through natural landscapes and archaeological sites.
It is not only made up of literature, art and objects but also by the crafts we learn, the stories we tell, the food we eat and the films we watch.
Cultural heritage brings communities together and builds shared understandings of the places we live in. The digital world too, is transforming the way we access heritage.
2018 will see activities and initiatives all around Europe to get people interested and involved in cultural heritage.
From December 2018, a newsletter will be sent out every two months.
The European Year of Cultural Heritage aims to:
European cultural heritage allows us to understand the past and to look to our future. By highlighting cultural heritage in 2018, we will emphasise:
6 July 2017 - Do you know that cultural heritage is also about nature? Newly published Natura 2000 Report
11 May 2017 - Decision adopted by the Council
27 April 2017 - Adoption by the European Parliament
30 August 2016 - Commission proposal
7-8 December 2017 - Official launch at the European Culture Forum
January until December 2018 - Events and activities around Europe