European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage

During the celebrations of European Year of Cultural Heritage, over 6.2 million people took part in more than 11,700 events organised across 37 countries. Going forward into 2019, what will the legacy of the year be? In response to this challenge, to ensure the efforts of all involved in the celebrations will continue, the European Commission has proposed 60 actions relating to cultural heritage which aim to benefit Europe's citizens and communities.

The European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage was presented by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics at the Closing conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Vienna on December 7 2018. The Framework aims to capture and build upon the success of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.  

This Framework for Action re-affirms and puts into practice the principle of mainstreaming of cultural heritage in different EU policy areas, and is the first document to set out an integrated approach to cultural heritage at European level. 

·       You can consult the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage here.

·       A 2-pages factsheet with key information on the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage is available here.

·       You can read the press release on the launch of the European Framework during the EYCH Closing Conference in Vienna here.

·       If you were not able to join us at the EYCH Closing Conference in Vienna, you can have a look at what happened in this short news, and visit the media gallery of the Conference.

European Heritage Days, the Council of Europe and Creative Europe thank all EHDs communities and volunteers for your work throughout the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. We are looking forward to an exciting EHDs in 2019, and working together towards the implementation of this ambitious Framework for Action.