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Exhibition until May 26, 2019, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin


The free course will start on 4th March 2019 on the e-Learning platform edX.


From 24 August to 21 September 2019, the Akademie der Künste, Berlin is planning a performative exhibition on the topicality of dance heritage under the title “The Century of Dance”. The Application period has just begun.

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Chemnitz State Museum for Archeaology - smac - presents a new online game for its special exhibtion about the histoy of Saxony and Bohemia.


9 September the Open Monument in Germany. All over the country, more than 7500 monuments, institutions and initiatives invite visitors to learn discover following this year's slogan "Explore what we share".


The Federal Government is funding further 24 projects within the Framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018


During a special session on June 21, 2018, the German Cultural Heritage Committee had adopted the Call "Our Cultural Heritage - Our Future" in Berlin as part of the European Cultural Heritage Summit and as an addition to the Berlin Call.


4th ENCOUNTER Conference in Frankfurt/Oder from 5th - 7th October 2018


The heritage project of the European Union and its partners showed at a glance.


19 new sites were awarded the World Heritage title at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Bahrain (24 June - 4 July 2018).


Celebrate at the end of the week of the European Cultural Heritage Summit at historic square of Gendarmenmarkt, right in the centre of Berlin.
Sunday, 24 June, 11 to 17 h


Plácido Domingo and EU Commissioner Navracsics announced Europe’s top heritage award winners 2018 at the European Awards Ceremony in Berlin.


At the end of the European Policy Debate the 3 co-hosting organisations presented the "Berlin Call to Action".


Two highlights of the European Cultural Heritage Summit happen today: the Heritage Excellence Fair and the Open Heritage Evening.

Logo European Cultural heritage Summit

Anlässlich des European Cultural Heritage Summit, der vom 18. bis 24. Juni in Berlin und Potsdam stattfindet, veröffentlicht der Tagesspiegel eine Sonderbeilage mit Beiträgen zum Thema.

Logo European Cultural heritage Summit

The European Cultural Heritage Summit, one of the key events of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, takes place in Berlin und Potsdam this week.


Are you 18 years old? Are you up for an adventure? If yes, get ready to explore Europe by joining DiscoverEU, an initiative of the European Union allowing around 15,000 young people to receive a travel pass for this summer.

Gewinner Europa Nostra Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network. 29 laureates from 17 countries have been recognised.


On the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018, the BMI, together with national and communal partners sponsores the contest "European City: Change and Values".


The European Cultural Heritage Summit will take place from 18-24 June 2018 in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany. Registration is now open until 1st June 2018.


Today, Germany starts this year's Europe week, celebrations around Europe Day, 9 May.


The project "Lost Traces ..." offers a photography contest for students in grade 5 and older.


The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media funds project with nationwide relevance in the SHARING HERITAGE framework.


Am 11.04.2018 hat das Projekt "Big Beautiful Buildings" seinen Auftakt gefeiert.


Programm und Begleitpublikation des Themenjahres Kulturland Brandenburg 2018 „wir erben. Europa in Brandenburg – Brandenburg in Europa“ wurden offiziell vorgestellt.


Leipzig's Musical Heritage Sites as well as the Former Natzweiler concentration camp and its satellite camps (France and Germany) have officially been added to the European Commission's European Heritage Label list. Leipzig honors the European Music Trail with an exhibition opening 13 March, 2018.


ARTE Metropolis introduces three SHARING HERITAGE projects in TV feature about the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Rotes Rathaus Berlin

Berlin celebrated its participation in the European Year of Cultural Heritage at Berlin City Hall.


Inofficial EU-capital Brussels launches European Year of Cultural Heritage with grand spectacle.


“Towards a high-quality Baukultur for Europe”
Europaweite Koalition für Baukultur: Kulturminister beschließen Erklärung von Davos

ARTE programs cultural heritage

ARTE accompanies SHARING HERITAGE with a selection of programs that tell stories about the common European history.

Auftaktveranstaltung zum EuropŠischen Kulturerbejahr im Gro§en Festsaal des Hamburger Rathauses

With European folk music, ringing bells and solemn speeches, the European Year of Cultural Heritage in Germany was launched in Hamburg's town hall with over 500 guests on 8th January.


Today the celebrations for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage are kicking off at the European Culture Forum in Milan.


From 11th until 13th January 2018 World Heritage Site Salzburg hosts 4th International Fair for preserveration and Cultural Heritage.


Be there when 20 projects spicing up cultural heritage will be introduced and awarded.


Am kommenden Donnerstag und Freitag versammelt die 7. Internationale Konferenz internationale Digitalisierungs-Experten aus Kulturinstitutionen, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Politik in der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt a.M.

Screenshot instagram Sharing Heritage @kulturerbejahr

Now, we are also #SharingHeritage on Instagram. We would love you to follow us and share your own pictures of cultural heritage in all its facets with us.

Ancient city of Karthaia, Island of Kea, GREECE Winner of a EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2017 / Category Conservation

Multi-national projects reflecting the objectives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage can apply for funding until 22 November 2017.


In his speech on the State of the European Union President of the European Commisson Jean-Claude Juncker stressed the relevance of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.


Open Memorial Day on September 10th, 2017


Within the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, 34 projects are funded by the Federal Government. Monika Grütters, Minister of State for Culture, announced the funded projects today.


Today the digital platform SHARING HERITAGE was launched.

Luftbild Berlin 2016

Save the Date!
The European Cultural Heritage Summit „Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values“ in Berlin, 18-24 June 2018, is a main highlight of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Emmanuel Macron und Angela Merkel in Paris

In a joint governmental declaration from 13 July 2017 President of France Emmanuel Macron and chancellor Angela Merkel proposed as one of their special future objectives the protection of cultural heritage.


The call for participation in the European Year of Cultural Heritage has now been signed by more than 200 institutions.


Coding da Vinci calls for the 4th cultural data hackathon.

Himmelsscheibe von Nebra

"Our cultural heritage is more than the memory of our past; it is the key to our future."
Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport on the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018


Brandenburg's Minister of Culture Martina Münch, also in her capacity as President of the German National Committee for the Protection of Monuments, welcomes today's decision of the Council of the European Union (Council of Ministers) on the implementation of a European Year of Cultural Heritage.

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