European Heritage Days

Journées européennes du patrimoine

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With over 100 architectural edifices that reflect traditional Swiss lifestyles, the Open Air Museum Ballenberg offers an authentic portrayal of the...
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Hundreds of heritage professionals gathered last week in Turku for one of the most inspiring events dedicated to European cultural heritage. European...
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For the fifteenth year in a row, Serbia will dedicate the early autumn to the promotion of its exquisite cultural assets and historic treasures...
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Cultural projects and activities aimed at promoting European heritage will be an important focus for the European Parliament in 2018. Looking to...
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The towns and rural areas whose inhabitants leave due to lack of vision, resources or economic opportunities will be the focus of the 2 nd Faro...
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The youth in Georgia is seeing new opportunities to explore artisanal skills and crafts that their ancestors have cherished through centuries. Thanks...
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Drawn together by a common goal of promoting Europe’s outstanding heritage, Europa Nostra and European Heritage Days both have made a...
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Embodied in local myths and legends, as well as in nature-inspired traditions and rituals, the history of community experiences with nature is as old...
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Spring Mãrţişor, a kind of adornment worn in honour of the 1 st of March and the beginning of spring , is a tradition transmitted from antiquity...
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The fourth selection year of European Heritage Label has put a spotlight on 25 sites whose history speaks about Europe’s culture, traditions...
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Shortly after the registrations for Heritage Open Days 2017 have opened, national coordinators have announced a set of innovations that will mark a...
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Incised in historic monuments, buildings and objects, our civilisation’s past continues to live with us as long as we celebrate it and...
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With nearly 23,000 visitors in 2016, Glasgow Door Open Days has upheld its status as one of the most keenly celebrated cultural festival. Bringing...
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The conservation of the marvellous baroque St. Martin’s Chapel in Stari Brod, Croatia, the restoration of Bastion of the Grand Master’s...
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Reflected in spectacular coastlines, flourishing agricultural landscapes or captivating mountain views, Gupizkoa’s natural heritage is one of...
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The passionate energy with which local communities participate in the National Heritage Week in Ireland has once again been highlighted through the...
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Aiming to help create a positive outlook for Europe’s treasured cultural heritage, the Strategy 21 - European Cultural Heritage Strategy for...
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As one of the aspects in which tourism plays an important role, the promotion of cultural values, diversity and heritage will be the main theme of...
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The vividness of France’s landscapes, the mysteries of its historic monuments and the panorama of its culture never seize to inspire...
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A strange-shaped rock, a local park bustling with walkers or simply a tree blossoming in spring - the poetics of nature can be found in simple...
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Carved in Europe’s historic monuments, landmarks and heritage sites, the traces of our shared past are key to understanding our present. With...
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Participating in European Heritage Days since 2001, Bizkaia has celebrated its history, tradition, arts and culture through a number of different...
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Tackling the topics of migration, cultural diversity and the exploratory energy that brings people together, European Heritage Days 2016 in Bizkaia ...
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The historic contrast between majestic and modest, rich and poor, will be the prism to observe the rich cultural heritage of Germany during European...
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Historically known as an unfailing source of creativity for poets, writers and artists, nature will be the primary inspiration for European Heritage...
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In this year’s edition of European Heritage Days, Poland invites you to discover its beautiful nature and landscape! The national theme...
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Back in October 2016, a group of teachers and educators in Romania gathered for the first national conference aimed to help promote awareness of...
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A walk in the woods, a visit to a natural monument or simply a picnic in a local park - these are all simple steps that make us closer to nature and...
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Dedicated to the theme Violence and Tolerance , the 2016 European Heritage Days celebrations in Greece were traditionally organised during the last...
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As another year of successful heritage initiatives in Finland comes to a close, the country is setting the stage for a new set of cultural...
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As one of the most inspiring events within the 2016 European Heritage Days in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) added a unique flare to...
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Strong and responsible communities represent one of the most important precondition for enabling the restoration of heritage objects, their...
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With 65 events, this year’s edition of Heritage Open Days in Gosport has attracted a record breaking number of visitors to the town’s...
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Only a couple of months after the 2016 Heritage Week ended, Ireland has started getting ready for the next year’s heritage adventures....
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After the exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum of Wrocław within the 2013 European Heritage Days, wooden sculptures by Zygmunt Trąbczyński have...
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Digitally empowered museum exhibitions, virtual tours through historic buildings and mobile access to arts and culture have given a new dimension to...
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Extending through centuries, the glorious history and distinct tradition of the Russian Federation have enriched the heritage map of Europe with...
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One of the 17 th century architectural masterpieces of Paris recently reopened its door for the first time after a decade-long reconstruction work....
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Europe’s Land of Fire and Ice joined the 2016 European Heritage Days with a distinct cultural programme designed to celebrate “people...
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When Hungary first joined European Heritage Days in early 1990s, the event celebrations were limited to only a small number of localities. Year by...
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Europe’s biggest platform for audio heritage preservation, Europeana Sounds , joined the 2016 European Heritage Days with a creative programme...
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Tucked in the green lush slopes of Guadarrama Range north of Madrid, Lozoya Valley is a tranquil oasis of intact nature and also a region that keeps...
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Since 2007, Turkey has been a part of the decades-long European Heritage Days tradition. This year, however, the country expanded its programme to...
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After celebrating European Heritage Days on 17 th September 2016, Romania continues to spread the spirit of the festival and promote the key ideas...
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As a crossroad of cultures and travellers, La Rioja is known for its unique cultural landscape and natural sceneries that captivate with every single...
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Adapting the 2016 common theme to reflect the need for educating citizens on their past, the European Heritage Days events in Belarus celebrated...
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Between 17th and 19th October 2016, Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute / Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España (IPCE) in Madrid will bring...
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Spanning across millennia, the history of Roman civilisation has left today’s Italy with hundreds of authentic monuments that attest to its...
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When the very first Stella Artois beer was produced back in 1926, hardly anyone could assume that this brand will become one of the most widely...
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On the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the European Union Delegation in Armenia, European Heritage Days launched...
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Under the slogan "Etxetik kanpo: migration and cultural heritage", the regional minister for Basque Language and Culture, Lorea Bilbao, presented the...
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Opatija, Pula, Rijeka, Šibenik, Vrbnik and Zagreb are just some of the towns that will join the 2016 edition of European Heritage Days in...
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The 2016 European Heritage Days in Bulgaria took an interesting approach to celebrating heritage communities with an up-on-the-minute theme focused...
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Andalusia presents an ambitious European Heritage Days program this year, doubling the number of activities, and aiming to give visibility to the...
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Over 2,000 cultural activities at 5,000 heritage sites in the Netherlands were organised on the weekend of 10 th September as a part of “Open...
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Early autumn is a miraculous time to explore vivid Montenegrin landscapes, spend calming afternoons at the coast of Adriatic Sea or set on a journey...
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As custodians of local traditions, histories and values, Heritage Communities are the living transmission of Europe’s cultural richness. Under...
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The Government of Extremadura in collaboration with Romanian immigrants organized a photography exhibition Banat/Extremadura , which will be...
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The banks of the River Lagan, Belfast City Hall and the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast will be vibrant areas on the weekend of 10 th September, when...
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In 1519 the port of Sanlucar de Barrameda said farewell to five ships that intended to find the first route to circumnavigate the world. Within this...
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The abounding urban heritage of Yerevan intertwines history and modern culture in a way that can make every walk in the city an exploratory...
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On this day in 2013, the European Heritage Days portal was launched in Yerevan, Armenia, as a flagship initiative aiming to promote each and every of...
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For the full twenty days in October, Cyprus will celebrate the 2016 European Heritage Days in order to bring citizens closer to their cultural...
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“When we know more we take a better care of this or that item of heritage.” With this statement, Alla Stashkevich, the head of...
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“How and for what reasons did the architects draw on formal repertoires of the past? In what way have the architectural styles been...
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Georgia, the land of winemaking and vineyards, will celebrate its largest ever European Heritage Days on 17th and 18th September 2016, with the theme...
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Europe’s most widely celebrated cultural heritage festival is starting next week with the opening of the 2016 Heritage Week events in Ireland...
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With its widely recognised White Tower, 15 UNESCO world heritage monuments and numerous historical landmarks, Thessaloniki is justifiably known as an...
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On August 3rd 2016, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust hosted the official launch ceremony to announce the programme for the upcoming Glasgow Doors...
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The 26th edition of European Heritage Days in the Czech Republic will be celebrated between 3rd and 11th September 2016, when more than 50 themed...
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With over 20,000 monuments under state protection and 12 heritage conservation areas, Estonia represents a unique destination for heritage...
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As a means to reconstruct lost histories and give new meanings to heritage, digital technology has become a unique point of encounter between past...
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Living in peace, improving quality of life and preserving the collective memory are some of the key issues related to the “social...
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As one of the largest cultural events in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, the European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) festival greatly relies on the help...
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The 2016 European Heritage Days in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be celebrated in Olovo, a small town near Sarajevo which has been known for lead ore...
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The Arrantzaleen Museoa (Fishermen museum) of the Council of Bizkaia, Euskaltzaindia, the Academy of Basque Language and the Basque-Icelandic...
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According to a 2016 study by Interpret Europe (IE) , an independent and non-profit organisation that connects European professionals involved in...
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Starting off on 3 rd September 2016, European Heritage Days in Slovakia will bring together visitors from across the country to celebrate their...
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Presenting a new “Strategy for international cultural relations” at the Culture Forum held on 8 th June 2016 in Brussels, The EU High...
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Started in Finland in 2013 as a part of European Heritage Days, the Cultural Heritage Makers competition remains one of the most imaginative...
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The concept of heritage communities has been a dominant focus in the field of cultural heritage ever since it was introduced in The Framework...
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The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best...
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Announcing the theme for this year’s European Heritage Days, Directorate General for Cultural Heritage in Portugal called for public and...
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On 16th June, thousands of people around the world celebrate the life and work of Irish writer James Joyce, whose novel "Ulysses" takes place on this...
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Launched in 1987 by the Council of Europe, The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme explores historic movements of the European nations...
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The revolutionary potential of technology has been demonstrated in the field of cultural heritage in various different ways. From Google Cultural...
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Within this year’s European Heritage Days in Schmidmühlen, Bavaria, two cultural events and one project will be presented on Sunday, 11th...
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The 24th edition of European Heritage Days in Poland will be celebrated on the weekends of 10-11th and 17- 18th of September 2016 as a unique and the...
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The theme “Europe in Macedonia” is aimed at raising the awareness of the public at large about the diversity of the national cultural...
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Among 28 cultural heritage projects that won the 2016 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards , seven were recognized with Grand Prix...
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Ministry of Culture of Montenegro recently announced a public call for projects themed Cultural Heritage and Local Communities to be presented...
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The cultural life of the Paris Region (fr. Île-de-France) is internationally known for its vibrancy and richness. With 4000 historical monuments, 140...
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Europe’s experts in the field of heritage will meet this week at the 2016 European Heritage Heads Forum (EHHF) in Bern to share common goals...
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Historical, archaeological, architectural and environmental achievements of the last 100 years will be the focus of this year’s National...
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In September and October 2016, The Basque Country province of Gipuzkoa will be joining the celebration of European Heritage Days with the theme of...
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Among the larger projects in the field of heritage and culture as a whole in Slovenia is the Cultural Bazaar . The Cultural Bazaar is also a major...
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Historic gardens, city parks, botanical gardens and other green spaces will be a symbol of this year’s European Heritage Days in Switzerland....
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In 2015, 34 countries celebrated Europe’s vast Industrial and Technical Heritage, organising over 70,000 estimated events with over 30 million...
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As part of the preparations for European Heritage Days (EHDs) 2016, in February and March, Slovenia held 11 regional conferences across the country...
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At European Culture Forum held in Brussels on 19th April 2016, a special public announcement was made by European Commissioner for Education,...
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Aiming to highlight the importance of the sea for cultural and economic development of Estonia, the country’s Ministry of Culture has dedicated...
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European Heritage Days in Greece represent an exciting opportunity for both local people and tourists from all over the world to explore the rich...
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Launched in 2002, The Europa Nostra Awards Scheme recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of cultural heritage and represents a prestigious...
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With the official theme for 2016 focusing on the relationship between heritage and citizenship , European Heritage Days in France will revive local...
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As a part of the common theme that focuses on heritage and communities, the European Heritage Days events in Serbia will emphasize the role that...
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The northern mountains of Madrid keep one of the best preserved valleys along the Lozoya river. Its slopes are covered with wild pine, oak and...
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Aiming to discover how heritage explorations influence people’s sense of wellbeing and civic pride, the Heritage Open Days team in England, UK...
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For the past three years, European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) has been organising an international conference within European Heritage Days with...
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In 2016, the entire cultural events calendar in the Czech Republic will take a unique perspective to mark the 700th anniversary of the birth of...
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European Heritage Days in Sweden are one of the country’s most vivid cultural events with over 17000 people who visited it last year. In 2015,...
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Leaving home to launch into new places and people has always been a desire of human beings. Compelled by adversity or driven by the desire for...
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On the 2nd of March 2016, the French Ministry of Culture and Communications announced the official theme and date for this year’s European...
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Celebrated as a part of European Heritage Days, the Monument Day in Austria takes place every year in September, aiming to support European heritage...
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Individuals, organisations and institutions that wish to be a part of the Open Doors celebration in the United Kingdom – Wales will be able to...
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Although the official celebration of European Heritage Days will not start for another several months, more than 1700 new events are already...
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Representing over 1,640 of historical properties all over the United Kingdom, the Historic Houses Association (HHA) is one of the country’s...
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Launched on 17th February 2016 at an opening event held at the Ministry of the Environment, this year’s theme of the European Heritage Days...
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Taking place on 19th and 20th September 2015, the 32nd European Heritage Days in France attracted over 25,000 visitors to 17,000 sites opened for the...
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As a part of the Finish European Heritage Days programme for 2015, Cultural Heritage-makers competition was designed to motivate young people to...
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Opened by Minister Bizjak Mlakar at an old Carthusian monastery Žiče Charterhouse, 2015 European Heritage Days in Slovenia begun on 25th September....
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On 2nd December, 2015 European Commission announced a list of nine new sites recommended for the European Heritage Label list. This prestigious...
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The celebration of European Heritage Days heavily rests upon the help of volunteers. In most countries that participate in the event, volunteers...
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Compared to the celebration of 20th aniversary in 2014, this year's media campaign for the Heritage Open Days in England, United Kingdom was more...
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Brian Sayle, a freelance photographer based in Merseyside, UK - England, has been a regular visitor of Heritage Open Days around Liverpool since...
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Together with the rest of the member states of European Cultural Convention, Belarus celebrated 2015 European Heritage Days with an aim of promoting...
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Between 10 and 13 September 2015, over 3 million visitors in the United Kingdom – England had an opportunity to explore the culture,...
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Every year, the celebration of European Heritage Days moves beyond the physical locations opened for tours on specific dates. Although the event...
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Earlier in November, The Heritage Council announced the winners of 2015 National Heritage Week Photography Competition, themed...
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Snežana Samardžić-Marković , Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe noted that the European Heritage Days exemplifies much of what is...
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Every year in September, the 50 signatory States to the European Cultural Convention take part in the European Heritage Days – a joint action...
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More than 7.700 historical monuments and sites will be opened during the celebration of the European Heritage Days on the 13th of September. This...
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