It highlights its positive impact on the perception of Europe’s cultural heritage as a powerful resource for Europe. During the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, over 12.8 million people took part in more than 23 000 events organised across 37 countries, and #EuropeForCulture was mentioned 146 000 times on social media.
Legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
To ensure that the European Year has a lasting impact, in December 2018, the Commission presented a European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, including more than 60 actions, implemented by 15 Commission departments. It outlines a long-term vision for the management, safeguarding and enhancement of Europe’s cultural heritage.
The Framework also established a new expert group on Cultural Heritage, whose first meeting took place on 15-16 October 2019 in Brussels. The expert group advises the Commission on matters related to heritage, and acts as a platform for consultation and exchange of best practices for sustainable and participatory cultural heritage policies in Europe.