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The European Year of Cultural Heritage

SHARING HERITAGE continues the momentum of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018!

Looking back at the European Year of Cultural Heritage

The European Cultural Heritage Year focussed on what we share and what unites us. Where can we recognize European heritage in our cities and cultural landscapes? SHARING HERITAGE set out to increase awareness of our rich heritage and inspire a desire to preserve it.

In Germany, the office of the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK) coordinated the topical year in consultation with the federal, state and local governments. Germany’s Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier supported and honoured the initiative by being SHARING HERITAGE’s patron.

The German Cultural Heritage Committee called on all citizens and all public and private sponsors, conservators and communicators of cultural heritage to take an active part and thereby discover, investigate and present how Europe’s cultural heritage brings us together.

In practical terms – more than 400 projects and 1,500 events were published on our platform – and it’s still open to initiatives active in 2019:

As in Germany, many other European countries celebrated the European Year of Cultural Heritage with nationwide initatives. The EU's Website on the Year of Cultural Heritage lists all national initatives as well as europe-wide activities:

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Several programmes give financial funding opportunities for projects relating to European Cultural Heritage. Have a look:

In the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 bells rang at the same time all over Europe on the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2018.