We strive towards a Europe where the diversity of cultures, the arts, and cultural heritage are essential to the development of a genuine openness of mind and basic rights, and where open and interactive processes and practices of culture that combine to help us deal with the complexities of living with ourselves and one another.
The European Heritage Days are a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission. Every September, millions of people visit heritage treasures across the 50 States party to the European Cultural Convention. European Heritage Days acknowledges that "cultural heritages are resources on which to develop dialogue, democratic debate and openness between cultures," and seeks to champion these values. This page is a practical guide to the heritage initiatives, policies and programmes in Europe that share the same values which are the foundation of European Heritage Days' mission. Follow the links to find out more.