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Young generations will be the center of the 34th edition of the European Heritage Days in France

This 34th edition of the European Heritage Days will take place on 16 and 17 September 2017, its theme being the relationship between youth and heritage. This edition will thoroughly focus on the young public, to heighten its awareness towards the National Heritage, the Nation’s Art and History and Heritage-related professions.

Knowing and understanding our heritage in its historical and social context is a way of better understanding the society in which we live. It’s also a way to apprehend the values on which it is built in order to understand, question and better assimilate them.

Addressing younger generations gives us a chance to thank the work of these associations and organizations engaged in cultural and artistic education, from the French Towns and Lands of Arts and History to the Council of Architecture, Urban development and Environment passing through many other organizations that help us highlight the National Heritage with our youth each and every day.

These days are also an occasion to bring to light the importance of the volunteers workcamps and actions in their technical and pedagogic effort : they constitute an essential step in the development of our educational action, being a preliminary moment of professional orientation or a discovery of the vocational education paths.

Education will thus be the heart of this edition, which will give us the chance to highlight the ensemble of the actions taken in this domain : the Ministry of National Education, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and of many professional experts and institutions created in 2008 the professional baccalaureat in “Intervention and maintenance of ancient buildings”. Moreover, many institutions belonging to the Ministry of Education or whose degrees are recognized by the State, offer a graduate education in this field to ensure the transmission of its savoir-faire.

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