European Heritage Days

Journées européennes du patrimoine



"European Year of Cultural Heritage; The Art of Sharing - 101 Event Ideas", EN

"Année Européenne du Patrimoine Culturel; L'art du partage - 101 Ideés d'initiatives", FR

"Heritage and Nature: A Landscape of Possibilities - 101 Event Ideas", EN

"Patrimoine et nature: un paysage de possibilités - 101 Idées d’initiatives", FR

European Heritage Days: Heritage and Migration - case study paper by The Diputación Foral de Bizkaia

Bringing ‘Heritage and Nature’ to life: How to use the interpretive approach: Draft case study paper by Interpret Europe

Open doors and open minds: report by François Matarasso

Handbook on the European heritage days - a practical guide - by Michel Kneubühler

Report on the Future of the European Heritage Days by Susan Williamson

The European Heritage Days. The secret of their success and challenges for the future

The European Heritage Days Award : 1994-2000

Users' Manual:

EHDs Communications Platform - Users Manual (for the NCs and local organisers).



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CoE Conventions:

Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro, 2005)
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (Strasbourg, 2001)
Convention for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (Valletta, 1992)
Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage (Granada, 1985)
European Cultural Convention (1954)

EU Publications

Conclusions on cultural heritage as a strategic resource for a sustainable Europe  (Council of the European Union, 2014)

Conclusions on participatory governance of cultural heritage (Council of the European Union, 2014)

Towards an integrated approach towards cultural heritage in Europe (Communication of the European Commission, 2014)

Mapping of Cultural Heritage actions in European Union policies, programmes and activities (European Commission, 2014)


Italian version_EHD User's Manual, created by Italy National Coordinator

Heritage and Sustainable Development Panel

European Heritage Days in the making: the story of Freistadt/Austria

Klaus Elmecker, Freistadt, Austria

Enguri Hydro-Power Arch Dam - industrial heritage site and tourist attraction in Georgia
Nino Kapanadze, National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia

The Bere Island Conservation plan/Ireland
John Walsh, Bere Island Projects Group, Co Cork, Ireland

Territorio Sénia - Ancient olive trees in Spain

Tere Adell Pons & Alba Sauch Labernia, Taula del Sénia, Spain

Heritage and Education Panel

Enjoying Czech Heritage: Heritage Education and Learning for All

Hana Havlujova, Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague

Cultural Heritage Makers Competition in Finland

Sini Hirvonen, The Finnish Local Heritage Federation

Education & Heritage at Seixal Municipal Ecomuseum/Portugal

Carla Costa, Seixal Ecomuseum, Seixal, Portugal

Heritage Goes to School in Slovenia

Nataša Gorenc & Milena Antonic,
Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia

Defining the European Dimension of Cultura Heritage by Jelena Mocevic
Jelena Mocevic, European Heritage Days

European Heritage Makers Week - Rules for participation

European Heritage Makers Week 2019 - Rules for participation

Call for European Heritage Stories - Terms and Conditions


European Heritage Days Assembly 2018 -  The Art of Sharing and beyond:The future of European Cultural Heritage, agenda (EN)